Isa Watson is the Founder and CEO of Squad, a VC-backed Squad tech company based in New York City. Squad is an invite-only app designed to connect Millenials and Gen-Z looking for a human connection, with like-minded peers. This social community platform was named to the Inc Magazine 30 under 30 list in 2017 and has achieved high double-digit month-over-month growth with a lean team. Squad has also been featured in Forbes, Bustle. Bloomberg, Fast Company, Inc and Entrepreneur.com. The company is backed by notable Silicon Valley VC firms like Harrison Metal and Precursor VC.
Prior to founding Squad, Isa was a Vice President of Digital Strategy at JPMorgan Chase in New York and Hong Kong. She worked closely with senior management to build and execute various strategic initiatives across product development, analytics, marketing and client service across various JPMC businesses. Before joining JPMorgan Chase, Isa worked at Pfizer both as a research chemist and as a clinical trial strategy analyst.
Isa earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MS in Pharmacology from Cornell University and a BS in Chemistry from Hampton University where she was an American Chemical Society and National Science Foundation Scholar. Isa is also a classical pianist of 25 years and the youngest-serving member of the MIT Sloan Executive Alumni Board, where she helps advise MIT administration on key strategic priorities for the school.