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Isiah Reese Recognized for Achievements as a Global Business Transformational Leader

Isiah Reese is the chief executive officer and co-founder of the Aperion Global Institute and Blaze Fire Games.

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 08, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Isiah Reese has been included in Marquis Who's Who; as in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on the current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are considered during selection.

Mr. Reese is a proven entrepreneur and business development expert, leveraging over 30 years of success across several industries. A single mother raised him and his sister after losing his father when he was eight in an untimely car accident. Mr. Reese was inspired to pursue a business career by his family's challenges throughout his childhood. Likewise, he is driven by his desire to help others overcome obstacles and hardships. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from South Carolina State University, a historically black college and university (HBCU), graduating with honors, and a Master of Arts in Business Management from Webster University. To commemorate his contributions to his community, Mr. Reese was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the South Carolina State University School of Business in 2016.

Since 2015, Mr. Reese has focused on his role as the chief executive officer and co-founder of Aperion Global Institute and Blaze Fire Games. This leading global career pathway education hub offers over 1,000 micro-credentialing courses. Likewise, the company is well-regarded as an influential content creator, digital company brand integrator, gaming host, and K-12 and higher education for-credit and not-for-credit academic content advisor. Among other accomplishments, since 2015, Blaze Fire Games and its partners have collaborated with public and private minority and non-minority organizations and have succeeded in North America, designing, launching, and opening thousands of measurable square feet of experience-based learning workforce development licensed Blaze Fire Games innovation centers in highly relevant categories such as gaming and esports, AR/VR, digital broadcasting and media marketing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), project management, mixed reality, cybersecurity, sports management in esports, entertainment law and media in gaming and esports, and video game design. Furthermore, Mr. Reese and his global partners, through the company's social impact philanthropy non-profit department, are dedicated to creating relevant and sustainable career pathways for any individual regardless of their social or economic status and, since 2016, have gifted over several million dollars in measurable products and services to help erase the digital global education divide.

In his prior appointments, Mr. Reese found success in executive marketing and sales roles for several major companies such as Pepsi-Co North America, M&M Mars, Walt Disney Consumer Products Division, Miller Brewing Company, Coca-Cola North America, the Microsoft Company OEM Division, and a corporate board director.

Mr. Reese is well-regarded for his creative output, is the author of the 2010 book, "From the School of Business to Corporate America," an active community volunteer with the Twin Cities chapter of 100 Black Men of North America, vice-chair of the South Carolina State University Advancement Foundation, former Board Trustee of Tougaloo College (HBCU), K-12 and higher education college and university business program instructor. Additionally, he has been a speaker for the National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP), a gaming and esports speaker for the 100 BMOA-TC's Man Code program, a keynote speaker at Hampton University (HBCU) for the Dr. William Harvey Leadership Institute, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Youth Program in Los Angeles California that annually positively impacts hundreds of minority youth. In the coming years, Mr. Reese hopes to continue supporting new initiatives at Aperion Global Institute, Blaze Fire Games, Attorney Ricky Anderson Entertainment Law Institute, Attorney Ben Crump Social Justice Institute, maxmybrandU, its company partners, which also includes expanding its groundbreaking partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to provide career training services to incarcerated youth.

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