Ilissa is a seasoned product manager with over ten years of experience concepting, developing, and launching successful consumer-facing hardware products. For the last three years she's worked in Bose Corporation's corporate incubation function and led the team that devised "Bose AR," an audio-first approach to delivering in-situ contextual information. And most recently, she is leading the enterprise wearables incubation team, identifying and solving unmet needs in industrial environments with audio-based intelligent solutions.
Ilissa started her career as a mechanical engineer in GE's prestigious Edison Engineering Development Program, working on projects ranging from advanced propulsion to gasification-based power generation. She has a BS from Brown University, an MS from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is also an inventor on five US patents.
She is four hours short of earning her private pilot license and is a mom to a rambunctious toddler who unsurprisingly is obsessed with airplanes.