Saif Ishoof

Saif Ishoof’s reputation precedes him. He has been committed to the advancement of Miami for over two plus decades.   

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. Saif’s newest venture is Lab22c. Additionally, he is an advisor, speaker, and writer on innovation, talent, competitiveness, #FutureOfWork, and Web 3.0. Saif’s academic background includes being a graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and also he attained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law. Saif is a member of the Florida Bar. 

“Saif has been one of my closest friends since my time as Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Miami-Dade County. He has been a thought partner and my brother. I am so excited to share future opportunities with him in law, government, and business development.” Luis Andre Gazitua

Proven Track Record

Saif helped FIU generate over $70 million in foundational support to fund key institutional priorities through his extensive and high impact network. He assisted the global tech and finance leaders in relocating to the Miami market for the Mayor. In addition, he advised on several signature projects in the technology domain to help make Miami the ‘Capital of Capital.

Finally, Saif has been recognized with several prestigious distinctions, including as a Presidential Leadership Scholar a scholar of the German Marshall Fund and a Silver Medallion awardee from MCCJ. A proud immigrant of Caribbean heritage, Saif and his family have been pillars in our local community leading on a range of efforts from interfaith to closing the opportunity divide for our region’s youth.