Isaih Battiste, MS

Manager, Consulting Services

As a manager in the Consulting Services department, Isaih focuses on recommending and implementing pricing and retention strategies with specialties in revenue forecasting and scenario analyses. The investigative and creative nature of problem-solving is what he enjoys about his work, as getting to the root of complex business issues and providing valuable solutions is important to him.

Isaih has had the pleasure of working with clients from around the world, each with its unique challenges to consider. He is known for his many analogies and “painting a picture” during strategy meetings as he and his clients navigate the ever-changing print and digital media landscape and have fun while doing so!

Isaih is a proud graduate of Florida State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics as well as his Master of Science in Applied Economics.

Who is someone you admire, and why?

As a fan of the Miami Heat, I have always admired their team President and basketball legend, Pat Riley. I have been fascinated with him since I first read a story of his perseverance during my childhood featured in an edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul. I then grew up to eventually read a book that he authored called The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players. In my opinion, Riley does an outstanding job of blending team concepts in sports and business in this book, and I have viewed those around me in every sort of team setting differently ever since.

Riley demands excellence and is a no-nonsense businessman and team leader of the Miami Heat, dealing with strong personalities such as those of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Jimmy Butler during his 55-year career with numerous championships to his name as a player, coach, and executive. He is the type of person I would like to be one day. It all starts with being a team player and giving it your all no matter the type of team, the size, or the stakes. I truly believe in that.

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

I would like to visit Spain for the first time and explore all parts of the country, ranging from the countryside to major cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. I would like to surround myself with an old-world culture and learn more about a place so far away from home but one where I have familial ties. I know that the food, people, and music would be incredible, so hopefully, a week would give me enough time to experience it all!

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