In the News: Gazitua Momentum Continues, Saif Ishoof Joins the Team

Saif Ishof and Luis Gazitua

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Last year, Gazitua Letelier added a Strategic Advisor on Cryptocurrency, and 2022 does not signal a slowdown, as Gazitua welcomes a Special Partner in Innovation in Miami Tech, Saif Ishoof.

Welcoming Saif Ishoof

Saif’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 Ishoof 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.

About Gazitua Letelier

Gazitua Letelier specializes in procurement in Miami-Dade County, the municipalities of the greater Miami area, and Miami-Dade Public Schools. Luis Gazitua represents clients from pre-bid through bid protest, award, and project implementation stages. Gazitua represents clients in all industries, including technology, infrastructure, and transportation.

In 2017, Gazitua assisted private sector clients in closing half a billion dollars in competitive solicitations in the infrastructure and services sectors. In 2019, he closed 120 million dollars in the third quarter in the transportation and public safety sectors.

Gazitua Letelier’s current and former clients include: Clean Energy – founded by the late T. Boone Pickens, Clean Energy, the nation’s largest compressed natural gas fueling services company; Honeywell – a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address global challenges such as energy efficiency and safety and security; Comcast – the world’s largest media, entertainment, and communications company; Leonardo – an international high technology company and a critical player in Aerospace, Defence & Security; Comcast; and SHI – the most significant corporate reseller of software, hardware, and related services, providing government agencies, educational institutions, and Fortune 1000-Fortune 500 companies with all of their technology needs globally.

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