Bobby joined TigerImpact as its Executive Director in April 2022. Prior to joining TigerImpact, Bobby worked at IPTAY as a Senior Associate Director, joining Clemson Athletics in 2005. In his role with IPTAY, Bobby primarily oversaw major gifts and prospect management. He also had oversight responsibilities for the Premium Seats department, IPTAY Hospitality and Concierge services, and the Block C Club. Bobby also served as a liaison between the Clemson University Alumni and Development CORE team and IPTAY. Prior to joining the IPTAY staff, Bobby served as the Director of Community Relations for the Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks, the Director of Sales Promotions for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club, the Director of Major Gifts for the Greenville Health System, and the Senior Director of Development for Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business. He has over 25 years of experience serving athletics and fundraising organizations.
Bobby graduated from Wofford College in 1989 and earned a B.A. degree in Accounting. Bobby was a scholar-athlete, playing Football and earning both academic and athletic scholarships. In 2019, he completed his Master's Degree in Athletic Leadership at Clemson University, where he currently serves as a guest lecturer.
Bobby resides in Greenville, SC with his wife, Christi. Christi is originally from Wheeling, WV, where she attended and graduated from West Virginia University in 1989. She currently works as a Customer Service Manager with Legacy Packaging Co. Bobby and Christi have been married for 31 years and have 4 sons. Bo is 28 years old and is a Clemson graduate ('16), Jack is 26 and is a Clemson graduate ('18), Colten is 23 years old and is a Clemson graduate (’22), and Nick is 20 years old and recently transferred to Clemson and is a Landscape Architecture major and plans to walk on the Clemson Baseball Team this Fall.
Bobby volunteers and has served on various boards throughout his life, and presently serves on the Greenville Homeless Alliance innovation committee. Bobby loves to travel, attend sporting events, and spend time with his family.
Our Executive Director
Uniting Donors, Student Athletes, and Charities
Leading with Wisdom and Experience
After experiencing the frustrations and complexities of getting his first mortgage, Doug envisioned a way to simplify the loan shopping process. Instead of physically going to multiple banks, customers could go to a website where the banks would compete for their business. That was 1996, and the website would become the one you’re reading right now.
After launching nationally in July 1998, Doug led LendingTree through a successful IPO in 2000, the dot-com meltdown of 2001 and a successful sale to IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2003. From 2005 to 2008, Doug served as IAC’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 2008, joined the newly formed Tree.com (rebranded as LendingTree) as it spun out from IAC as a separate public company. Before founding LendingTree, Doug worked as an auditor and consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Jim Brown serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Synergi Partners. As one of the leading national voices on tax incentives, he maintains an active pulse on tax credits and incentives as well as federal and state practice and procedure issues.
Jim has over 40 years of experience in the tax credit industry. Prior to starting Synergi Partners with his partners, Jim owned and operated Shelly Management Services (SMS), the largest tax credit practice in the country at the time. SMS was acquired by ADP in 2003. After the acquisition, Jim served as Senior Vice President of Tax Credits and Director of Government Relations at ADP for over 14 years. In 2016, Jim retired from ADP. Realizing there was a need in the industry, Jim set out to start a tax credit and incentive processing company that prioritized customer relationships—Synergi Partners, Inc.
Jim is a former BB&T advisor. Currently, Jim sits on the board of the Florence Downtown Development Corporation (a non-profit organization established by the City of Florence to foster revitalization in Downtown Florence), Trinity Collegiate School, and the National Employment Opportunity Network (NEON).
Mr. Alley is the former president of Wells Fargo Charlotte Region, a role he held until he retired from a 36-year banking career in 2021. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Mr. Alley played wide receiver on the 1981 Clemson Tigers National Championship team.
Mr. Gemas is currently the Managing Member and Partner for Smart-Step Lavs, LLC. Prior to coming on board with Smart-Step Mr. Gemas was the co-founder, President & COO and Board of Directors member for Titan Spine, Inc. The company designed, manufactured and marketed spinal fusion devices since its inception in 2006. Mr. Gemas led the development and implementation of strategy to extend Titan’s proprietary nano-surface technologies to other areas of the orthopedic marketplace in the US as well as enhanced the company’s overall business development opportunities internationally. In 2019 Titan Spine, Inc was successfully acquired by Medtronic, Inc which is the largest spinal device company in the world.
Mr. Gemas is often referred to as a serial entrepreneur because he has successfully created unique product & services niches, synergies and collaborations with medical, educational, aerospace and industrial organizations he has built from the ground level throughout his professional career. He has over 30 years of executive experience and a proven track record of building professional organizations from start-ups to multimillion dollar companies that have each revolutionized their respective industries. In 1999 Mr. Gemas was named Entrepreneur of the Year, in 2001 he was named Executive of the Year within the state of Wisconsin and has been an inspirational & motivating force for hundreds of high schools, colleges, foundations and corporations.
Mr. Gemas is a graduate of Clemson University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management. He was privileged to be a member of both the Block C Letterman’s Club and 1981 National Championship Football Team. Mr. Gemas has served over 4 years as a Board Member for the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Clemson Universities College of Business and is also a Member of the prestigious Benjamin Ryan Tillman Society.
Molly Craig is a partner at the Hood Law Firm, LLC. She focuses on trial practice in civil litigation and the defense of catastrophic product liability, professional liability, pharmaceutical and medical device, nursing home litigation, and employment litigation matters throughout the United States.
Molly has an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, South Carolina Super Lawyers, International Who’s Who, Benchmark’s Top Women in Litigation, and ALM’s Women Leaders in Law.
Molly is actively involved in various professional and civic organizations. She is a Past President of the International Association of Defense Counsel, a Past President of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Defense Research Institute (DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar), a former member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Civil Justice, a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, and National Coordinator for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's project iCivics. Molly is a Past President of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association.
Mr. Davies started Pavilion Development Company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1997, and has successfully developed properties in many states across the country, primarily for leading national retail and service companies.
Mr. Davies is a third generation commercial property developer. The family business in Durban, South Africa, Murdoch Davies PTY (Ltd) was a fully diversified construction and development company. Prior to starting Pavilion, Mr. Davies was an executive and principal in Chartwell Properties, Inc.; a Charlotte, N.C. based family owned and operated commercial property development company. Chartwell Properties developed seven business centers in the Carolinas, including the 500,000 square foot Coffey Creek Business Center near Charlotte Douglas International Airport that is home to the United States Customs Department and the Greenville Business Center that is home to the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization.
Mr. Davies earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Clemson University and completed Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) training in Commercial Real Estate Investment Analysis and Market Analysis. Mr. Davies is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mr. Davies has served on the Board of the Novant Foundation-Presbyterian Medical Center since 2009. A 2017 recipient of the Clemson University Distinguished Service Award, Davies is also a current member of the Clemson University Trevillian Cabinet for the College of Business and Behavioral Science, served on the Executive Committee of the university's "Will to Lead" Campaign, the Football Committee and the Athletic Director's Advisory Council. Davies also serves as President of the All-In Team Foundation founded by Dabo & Kathleen Swinney and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Guy Harvey Ocean Research Foundation. Davies is a past Chair of the Mecklenburg County Board of Advisors for Easter Seals, past member of the Board of Trustees of Charlotte Latin School and the Board of Humanity of Charlotte.