About RMI

Meet Our CEO, Ken Robbins

RMI CEO & Founder Ken Robbins got his start in business when he dropped out of Georgia Tech and earned his real estate license. He began knocking on doors—sometimes 150/day— and became the youngest board-certified multi-million dollar producer at age 24. The man behind one of those doors was a veteran ad agency owner who recruited Ken out of real estate to start a new initiative at his then agency, BKV, and eventually backed him, founding RMI in 2001.

In 2009, Ken realized that the agency was suffering a mid-life crisis. RMI lost a major account, some valuable talent was leaving for greener pastures, internal politics were increasing, and quality was decreasing. Something had to change. That’s when Ken found a group of CEOs called The Brain Trust and mentors- Tom Cramer and Bill Schwarz. Through their advice and counsel and using the concepts of Systems Thinking, Ken and his team transformed RMI to focus on competitive advantage, leverage points, self-disclosure, employee self-management, and deep Trusted Advisor client service.

Ken has been featured in articles in Inventor’s Digest, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Strategic Healthcare Marketing. Ken has also been a featured contributor to the best-selling books, Socialnomics and The Digital Leader and is an avid Keynote Speaker and business podcast guest.

Meet the Executive Team

We’re not your average marketing agency. Our goal is to speed service and achieve results for our clients in real time, not in theory.

Our executives aren’t just marketing experts—they’re well-trained in goal setting, system dynamics, throughput accounting, public speaking, talent coaching and development.

Ken‌ ‌Robbins

CEO

Renaissance Vegan Chef & Grillmaster. Keynote Speaker. Fly Fishing Enthusiast. TOC Guru. Wine Snob. Cigar Aficionado. Husband to Liz and proud father of Bella, Olivia and Will.

Brent Wheeler

Partner, President, RMI Fusion

Licensed (& Seasoned) Residential General Contractor. Real Estate Investor. North Georgia Native. Traveled to 30 World Countries & Counting. Caribbean Cruise Fanatic (18 & counting!). Lover of Italian Food.

Virginia Lewis

VP, Response Mine Digital

Newspaper & Media Journalism Veteran. DIY & How-to Video Maven. Florida Gator Fan. Formidable Wine Enthusiast. Sun Worshipper. Wife. Consummate Soccer Mom. Cat Whisperer. True-Blue Bookworm.

David Secrest

SVP, Operations

Systems Guru. Soccer Dad. Pool Shark. TOC Fanatic. Better Than You at Fantasy Football. Probably Needs One More Coffee.

Kim Nemeth

VP, Media

Grill Master. Digital Media Guru. Detroit Native. Super Mom & Expert Driver. Green Thumb. Bird Charmer. Big Hearted Animal Rescuer & Mom to 3 Cats. Awesome Baker.

Andrew Baum

VP, Client Partnerships

Former Agency Owner. Long Island Raised. World Traveler. Former Political Marketer. Father to 3 Amazing Daughters. Husband to 1 Amazing Gal. Low Carb Success Story. Grill Master. Wicked Golfer.

Mike Richardson

VP, Client Strategy

Self-appointed World Travel Expert (45 countries). Pennsylvania Birth Certificate Owner. Journeyman Musician. Trusted Advisor. Nature Advocate. Adventure Seeker. Motorcycle Enthusiast. Seasoned Therapist.

Mark Hamilton

VP, Finance

Secret Yogi. Dog Dad. Real Numbers Guy. Kinda British. Nicest Guy at RMI (Don’t Tell Him!)

Kim Ranlett

VP, HR

World Traveler. Miami Native. Best Photographer You Haven’t Heard Of (Yet). Risk-Taker. Multi-talented Ring Master to 2 Kids, 3 Dogs and 1 Husband. Animal Rights Advocate.

Ken‌ ‌Robbins

CEO

Renaissance Vegan Chef & Grillmaster. Keynote Speaker. Fly Fishing Enthusiast. TOC Guru. Wine Snob. Cigar Aficionado. Husband to Liz and proud father of Bella, Olivia and Will.

Brent Wheeler

Partner, President, RMI Fusion

Licensed (& Seasoned) Residential General Contractor. Real Estate Investor. North Georgia Native. Traveled to 30 World Countries & Counting. Caribbean Cruise Fanatic (18 & counting!). Lover of Italian Food.

Virginia Lewis

VP, Response Mine Digital

Newspaper & Media Journalism Veteran. DIY & How-to Video Maven. Florida Gator Fan. Formidable Wine Enthusiast. Sun Worshipper. Wife. Consummate Soccer Mom. Cat Whisperer. True-Blue Bookworm.

David Secrest

SVP, Operations

Systems Guru. Soccer Dad. Pool Shark. TOC Fanatic. Better Than You at Fantasy Football. Probably Needs One More Coffee.

Kim Nemeth

VP, Media

Grill Master. Digital Media Guru. Detroit Native. Super Mom & Expert Driver. Green Thumb. Bird Charmer. Big Hearted Animal Rescuer & Mom to 3 Cats. Awesome Baker.

Andrew Baum

VP, Client Partnerships

Former Agency Owner. Long Island Raised. World Traveler. Former Political Marketer. Father to 3 Amazing Daughters. Husband to 1 Amazing Gal. Low Carb Success Story. Grill Master. Wicked Golfer.

Mike Richardson

VP, Client Strategy

Self-appointed World Travel Expert (45 countries). Pennsylvania Birth Certificate Owner. Journeyman Musician. Trusted Advisor. Nature Advocate. Adventure Seeker. Motorcycle Enthusiast. Seasoned Therapist.

Mark Hamilton

VP, Finance

Secret Yogi. Dog Dad. Real Numbers Guy. Kinda British. Nicest Guy at RMI (Don’t Tell Him!)

Kim Ranlett

VP, HR

World Traveler. Miami Native. Best Photographer You Haven’t Heard Of (Yet). Risk-Taker. Multi-talented Ring Master to 2 Kids, 3 Dogs and 1 Husband. Animal Rights Advocate.