ISCA LEADERSHIP

The Illinois Sports Consulting Agency leadership is made up of undergraduate students in the Gies College of Business as well as other colleges at the University of Illinois.

ABOUT ILLINOIS SPORTS CONSULTING

WHAT IS ISCA?

ISCA is a student-run consulting organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign approaching its third year on campus. Our organization focuses on problem-solving for sports teams and businesses through projects completed in teams of 6-10 students on a pro-bono basis. Currently, there are 60+ consultants in the organization. We represent seven colleges at the University of Illinois and handle diverse projects ranging from marketing, customer strategy, data analysis, and various other real-world issues.

Since our 2018 inaugural semester, we have partnered with several organizations to solve complex business issues. Example projects have included clients like the University of Illinois Athletic Department where our student consultants overhauled the user-interface of the fan engagement app, OskeeRewards, more interactive and user-friendly. We also have experience with professional sports teams, shown by our partnership with the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL to conduct an internal audit and use data analytics to improve their gameday operations. We are currently working with several small businesses in Chicago and a Philadelphia-based Esports company, exemplifying our desire to continue solving new challenges and help the community in the process.

 

Through a partnership with ISCA, you will receive innovative ideas, free advertisements on our social media pages, and the opportunity to network with some of the brightest students at the University of Illinois as they continue their professional development. Please take a few moments to review the attached slide deck as examples of our previous student-led client work.

OUR MISSION

Driving exceptional solutions in sports consulting through passion, collaboration, and learning

WHAT MOTIVATES US?

As an executive board, we value the growth of our members and try our best to grant the best professional consulting experience. We thrive in a collaborative environment that values creativity and diversity of thought.

WHY JOIN?

We help college students develop into successful sports professionals with hands-on experience and real networking opportunities into the sports industry.

WHY HIRE US?

We provide companies that have sports-related problems with a wide range of solutions and perspectives from our consultants

MEET OUR LEADERS

Below are the 2020-2021 ISCA Board Members

HENRY BROWN
HENRY BROWNPRESIDENT
My name is Henry Brown, and I am the President of ISCA. I’m currently pursuing a B.S in consumer economics and finance. I am the primary contact for all client communications and I have experience in Marketing, Sales, and Operations. I recruit clients for ISCA along with helping build better consultants from day 1. I am excited for this new semester and I can’t wait to get to know all of our new consultants!
JOEL PERUBA
JOEL PERUBAVICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE
My name is Joel Peruba and I am the Vice President of Finance for ISCA. I am double majoring in Finance and Information systems in the Gies College of Business. I am actively involved in other clubs besides ISCA, including: Business Council, Good Athlete Project, and Fiji. After college, I hope to pursue a career in consulting and explore the endless possibilities that come with a degree from the University of Illinois. I’m looking forward to an amazing set of projects this year and meeting all our consultants!
JON ZHENG
JON ZHENGVICE PRESIDENT - CORPORATE RELATIONS
My name is Jon Zheng, and I am the VP of Corporate Relations at ISCA. I am responsible for client coordination and internal communications. I’m a sophomore studying Marketing and Information Systems. Outside of ISCA, I work as a production director at WPGU 107.1, an advertisement representative for Illini Media, and I am a stylist for the RSO the Fashion Network.
LEAH KOROL
LEAH KOROLVICE PRESIDENT - MEMBERSHIP
My name is Leah Korol and I am a sophomore majoring in Finance and Information Systems. On campus I am involved in Tamid Consulting Group, Illini Mentors, and am an Exam Proctor. This summer I will be interning at First Midwest Bank as a commercial banking intern. For isca I am the VP of member development and have been working on the new member education program and lead member development workshops.
GINA SOBHY
GINA SOBHYVICE PRESIDENT - STRATEGIC MARKETING
My name is Gina Sobhy and I’m in the Gies School of Business and lucky enough to be studying Marketing and Operations Management. I was raised in Lake Forest and graduated from Lake Forest Highschool. That being said I love to spend a lot of time with my family and friends. Whenever I’m home with my family we spend a lot of time outside going on walks and such. On campus I’m heavily involved with my social sorority (Delta Delta Delta), SheTribe, and ISCA. I’m excited to meet new people and to expand my professional horizons.
STEVE RAQUEL
STEVE RAQUELFACULTY ADVISOR
My name is Steve Raquel and I’m the faculty advisor for the ISCA. After graduating from the UofI with a masters and bachelors in Advertising, I’ve had a long career in sports marketing working with the US Olympic Committee, McDonald’s, Allstate and other brands and properties. I’ve been a lecturer at the University of Illinois since 2014 and and part of the Gies College of Business.