Isaiah J. Kacyvenski
Isaiah joined the SAIL team in 2008 and has focused on marketing and investor relations for the firm. His extraordinary, diverse background includes playing in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders; founding a high-end t-shirt line Thunder Lee; advising High School Sports Insight, a recruiting and social networking site for high school athletes; as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, Sports Legacy Institute. Residing in Boston, MA, he focuses on developing relationships for the firm in New England and throughout the East coast and is a highly valued member of the team.
After being the Harvard Male Athlete of the Year and becoming the highest draft pick in Harvard history, Isaiah played in the NFL for eight years, was elected Special Team Captain three years in a row and served in this role during Super Bowl XL. He also has diverse investment experience, purchasing five properties with partners in Washington, Nevada and New York and became a founding investor in the Massachusetts restaurant chain, b.good which specializes in great tasting, healthy food, made fast. Prior to playing on the NFL, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture doing testing for the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. While in their Lipid Metabolism Laboratory, he isolated and tested DNA for various genetic mutations involving heart disease risk in 2500 men while working under Senior Scientist and Director Dr. Ernst Schaefer.
Isaiah is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the PETA Compassionate Action Award, 1st Team AP All-American, Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award given to "best, most academically talented" football player in New England and was the subject of an NFL Films profile that received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Long Feature. He was also featured on an Oprah Winfrey show titled "Why They Beat the Odds" and founded the Maggie Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of his late Mother, with all proceeds going to the orphanage she grew up in, the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University and is completing a Master’s in business administration at Harvard Business School.