Isaiah Kacyvenski

Former NFL Player, Successful Entrepreneur & Investor, Harvard MBA Graduate, 2019 Excellence in Leadership Award Winner

National Advisory Board

Isaiah’s extraordinary, diverse background includes earning two degrees from Harvard, playing in the National Football League for 8 years in the time between, and serving on the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit, Sports Legacy Institute.   After graduating from Harvard Business School in 2011, Isaiah joined MC10, a cutting-edge conformal electronics company based in Cambridge, MA, and has remained there as the Head of Sports & Fitness Segment.  He has been key at leading the development of several different technologies at MC10, including the CHECKLIGHT–a sports impact indicator–as well as the first-of-its-kind hydration monitor, and the revolutionary, physiological data gathering, Biostamp.  Isaiah also serves as a Studio Analyst for NFL games on New England Sports Network.

He was also the VP of Investor Relations for Sail Venture Partners—which he still serves as a Special Advisor–before leaving for Harvard Business School in 2009.  Isaiah also spent time with the Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division during his time at Harvard Business School in 2010.

After being named the Harvard University 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 is also 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 and while at Harvard, 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 Sports and Fitness Industry Leaders Scholar, 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.  He was also the subject of an NFL Films profile about his rise from poverty to the NFL 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.  Isaiah has pulled from his experiences to become an experienced motivational speaker that various swaths of society can relate to.  He holds a Cum Laude Bachelor degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy–while also fulfilling medical school requirements–from Harvard University and graduated from Harvard Business School’s MBA program in May of 2011.  Isaiah also serves on the Elected Board of the Friends of Harvard Football.

Isaiah has two beautiful children, Isaiah Jr. and Lilliana, who he coaches year round through different sports.