Holly Han, 64North’s Managing Principal, has worked in design, technology, consumer products, and fashion in New York and Los Angeles for the past seventeen years. As a principal at 64North, she has led all aspects of branding and strategy for the past decade. Ms. Han began her career at Vera Wang and later worked with Victoria’s Secret, JC Penney, Federated, and Anthropologie, authoring the Vault Career Guide to the Fashion Industry. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer of both the luxury brand John Kelly Chocolates and of SmartWear, developing a new class of patented smart textiles funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Army, Navy, and the Missile Defense Agency.
Ms. Han also co-founded the jewelry brand Dahlia and MyShape, a venture-backed online retailer whose patented ShapeMatch system matches clothing to consumers. She holds degrees from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, UC Berkeley, and the Fashion Institute of Technology with additional studies at Caltech. Ms. Han is a director at The Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and has taught at the MBA Program at Marylhurst University.