A Caribbean girl in America, Isa (pronounced EYE-suh) is an Inc 30 under 30 entrepreneur and a classical pianist. She is the Founder and CEO of Squad, a leader in the newly coined "connection economy." Squad's app helps millennials + gen-z build their offline + IRL connections in real human ways. A scientist at heart, she loves bringing heavy data and a fresh perspective to fundamental human problems.
Across every experience—from creating and testing new compounds in the lab to training for my next classical piano recital—I know I can always count on three constants in my life: my 100% commitment to my vision, my dedication to keeping it real, and my responsibility to help make this world a better place.
In my latest professional venture as a founder and CEO, this is truer than ever before. Following the data around the impact of human interaction, I’m driven to transform the way people connect with their communities. When I'm not working, you can find me searching for a Steinway Grand to play in New York City.
Deep roots in science and math drove Isa from a high school student working in a college lab to a diabetes chemist and data scientist at Pfizer. Oh, and she dropped by Cornell for an MS in pharmacology along the way.
Taking her scientific training to the business world involved an MBA from MIT and a fast rise through the corporate ladder at JP Morgan Chase, where she ultimately drove initiatives across the United States and Asia as a VP of Digital Product Strategy.
Pushing the envelope in the corporate world ultimately inspired Isa to launch her own venture—Squad. This high growth company addresses the core human pain points she saw in professional and social spaces by taking a data-driven approach to creating authentic connections for a stronger community.
Tech entrepreneur and Inc 30 under 30 winner, Isa knows what it’s really like to build a company from the ground up—and attract and choose the right investors to back that vision.Mega Studio
Drawing insights from consumer products to build a community platform that’s as strong on and offline, Isa is a contributor to the growing market of consumerized enterprise software.Design Gods
Armed with data and an experimentation mindset, Isa has built innovative product experiences to scale across industries, from digital product management to enterprise founder.Mega Studio
Drawing from her time on Wall Street and as an entrepreneur, Isa has firsthand experience successfully launching both enterprise and consumer software products.Elastic Themes