Gazitua Special Advisor Saif Ishoof Wins South Florida Tech Hub’s Leadership Excellence Award

Gazitua Special Advisor Saif Ishoof Wins South Florida Tech Hub’s Leadership Excellence Award

We proudly announce that our own Saif Ishoof has won South Florida Tech Hub’s Leadership Excellence Award. The award recognizes the leader who embodies transformational excellence in the South Florida Innovation ecosystem.

South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub is a dynamic and vibrant ecosystem at the forefront of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Located in the heart of the Sunshine State, it is a collaborative platform where innovators, startups, investors, and industry leaders converge to drive the region's tech-driven growth. With its diverse and inclusive community, the South Florida Tech Hub fosters cutting-edge advancements in areas such as AI, biotech, fintech, and more, positioning itself as a catalyst for economic development and a hub of transformative ideas.

The Golden Palm Awards

The Golden Palm Awards were held earlier this month at the gorgeous Kravis Center for The Performing Arts located in downtown West Palm Beach. The event honors companies, organizations, and individuals responsible for building South Florida’s technology community. Recipients of the annual award are chosen from a group of almost 100 nomination submissions and are often successful CEOs, startup founders, and community leaders.

Saif & Gazitua Letelier

Saif’s strategic vision, commitment to growth, and community engagement are just a few reasons Saif Ishoof is a part of Gazitua Letelier. Last year, Saif was appointed as Chairman of the eMerge Americas Advisory Board. At FIU, Saif served as Vice President of Engagement. At the City of Miami, Mayor Francis Suarez appointed Saif as the founding Senior Advisor for Innovation & Technology for Venture Miami.

Saif is a strategic advisor to several venture & private-equity-backed companies, media companies, and a regional bank.  Additionally, he is an advisor, speaker, and writer on innovation, talent, competitiveness, and Web 3.0. Saif's academic background includes being a graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, and he attained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law. Saif is a member of the Florida Bar.

Gazitua is a Miami Government Relations and Miami Lobbying firm serving elected officials, businesses, international clients, technology organizations, and trade associations. Miami-Dade lobbying, advocacy, and Miami-Dade Bid Protest are our largest service areas, covering Miami, Miami-Dade, and her municipalities.

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Luis is an experienced procurement lawyer and Miami lobbyist serving elected officials, businesses, international clients, and trade associations. He regularly appears before local and state government in order to advance complex objectives for clients against competing interests. He has weathered various competitive processes in Florida including Home Rule Charter Amendments, Recalls, Local, State and Federal campaigns.