From CPA To Co-Founder To CEO! Ryan Watson Leads The Sqrl Team, As It Reinvents Financial Services: Sqrl Co-founder & CEO, Ryan Watson, started out as CPA and left his employer to start his own firm with two others. They wanted to create a tech enabled service for accountants so they can more efficiently deliver outsourced accounting work. And, they did! The result is SQRL. Along the way, Ryan has learned a great deal about becoming a CEO. He gives us a behind the scenes look at the importance of clearly defining roles and being comfortable not having all the answers. He’s also a very nice, humble guy who isn’t afraid to share with others. Give a listen.
Name: Ryan Watson, Co-founder & CEO
Powerful Promise of Value: Sqrl provides a convenient solution for gathering information and data from others. More secure than email and without the friction of collaboration software. Sqrl is from a new breed of software designed to seamlessly fit in your working life. Never follow up again, just let the Sqrl handle it.
Headquartered In: Cincinnati, OH
Blind Spot: “Trying to be more empathetic by putting myself in the shoes of our customers.”
Favorite Resource that helps with the Founder to CEO role shift: The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz)
Favorite Founder: Michael Wohlschlaeger (Co-founder & CEO of Ahalogy)