Dr. Isaac Y. Addae is an award-winning educator, speaker, and strategist. He serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Pivot Technology School (a coding academy), and as Managing Partner at HBCU Impact Capital (an emerging VC fund). He spent 7 years as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the College of Business at Tennessee State University (TSU) where he taught courses in business strategy, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Isaac possesses 8 years of experience in technology consulting and systems development across the automotive, defense, and information technology industries (IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Ford, Raytheon). He completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Systems Engineering at TSU. He also earned a PhD in Business Administration at Morgan State University.
As an engaged servant leader, Isaac is a board member of Corner To Corner, Knowledge Bank, and the Nashville Metro Health and Educational Facilities board. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In Fall 2021, Isaac released his first book, Black Boy Fly: Embracing My Ancestry, Blackness, and Purpose in the African Diaspora.
"By focusing on DEI initiatives, small businesses can ensure that their organizational culture supports employees from diverse backgrounds as a measure to reduce turnover."4 December 2021