Nik Kumar

Vice President
Sponsorship Sales, Northeast
JMI Sports

In his role as Vice President of Sponsorship Sales, Nik is responsible for leading partnerships at Columbia University Athletics, as well as supporting business development and sponsorship opportunities for the Ivy League, Harvard University Athletics, the Armory and Millrose Games.

Before joining JMI Sports, Nik held roles at Octagon Sports Marketing, Time Warner, and most recently as Chief Marketing/Enrollment Officer at Manhattanville College, where he led recruitment and retention, scholarships and aid, marketing and communications, and business development efforts while working closely with the Athletic Department. Collaborating with the President and Board of Trustees, Nik was responsible for over $70 million in revenue, strategic planning, and business development projects. During his time, he helped build Manhattanville’s Graduate Sport Business Management program and launch the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program with the USTA.

As a former collegiate Golf coach, Nik led his team to three NCAA Tournament appearances, the 2012 Farmers Insurance National Academic Championship for Division III, and coached numerous All-Conference and Academic All-American student-athletes. As a student-athlete himself, he played Golf at the Division III level and was a four-time All-Conference selection and a former Academic All-American.