Shane Battier

Operating Partner
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As an All-American, champion, scholar-athlete, and high-performing executive, Shane
Battier is renowned for his unique use of data and analytics to help teams of all kinds reach their
full potential. He has deployed this extensive understanding of analytics in a drive for success in
his former role as Vice President of Analytics and Basketball Development for the Miami Heat
and to power efficiency and efficacy as a board member and consultant for a diverse range of
organizations — including YEXT, the BOA Acquisition Corporation, Arctos Sports Partners, the
Center for Ethics and Leadership at Duke University& Fuqua School (COLE), Scouts Consulting
Group, Plusgrade, Authentic Restaurant Brands (ARB), and several others.

Battier made his mark on professional basketball as the first player in NBA history to combine
groundbreaking analytic thinking with traditional basketball philosophies at an elite level, as a
key member on championship teams both at the professional (Miami Heat 2012 and 2013) and
the collegiate (Duke Blue Devils, 2001) levels. A first-round NBA draft pick (6th overall) in
2001, his honors include the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008 and 2009), the NBA
Teammate of the Year (2014), and the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, First-Team
All-American spot, the consensus National Player of the Year, Academic All-American of the
Year, and John Wooden Award and Naismith Award (all in 2001). Battier was inducted into the
Academic All-America Hall of Fame (2015) and the College Basketball Hall of Fame

Shane and his wife, Heidi, have also launched The Battier Take Charge Foundation to provide
educational resources and programs for the development of youth and teens in underserved areas.