Co-founders Tosha Hays and Mary-Cathryn Kolb launched Brrrº in 2014, after carving their careers in the fashion and textile industry building global, billion-dollar brands.
Together, Hays and Kolb developed the proprietary textile technology behind Brrrº, working with a team of investors and strong manufacturing partners. Brrrº has since developed seven trademarks, been featured on QVC, and was Winner Decoded Fashion in Milan. In 2016, Brrr was awarded Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Aspiring to lead a fabric revolution, Mary-Cathryn’s goal is now being realized through Brrrº and its partnerships with MIT’s AFFOA and the University of Georgia.
Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder
The engineer behind Brrrº’s proprietary fabric, Tosha has advanced technical expertise in fibers, textiles, pattern making, draping and garment design. In 2013, she won the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Award for alumni excellence. Tosha is currently the first female trustee for the University of Georgia’s Soft Goods Foundation Board and a proud member of AFFOA, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, where she is leading the next revolution in fibers.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
In 1994, Bob left the corporate world to pursue a career as an entrepreneur in technology start-ups. Collaborating with other entrepreneurs, Bob was part of the creation of Idealab, a leading technology incubator, and has been Chairman of a number of start-ups that grew to become public companies. They include Citysearch, Overture (now a major component of Yahoo), Earthlink Networks and Pandora Media. Bob joined Brrrº’s Board in 2016.
John L. Dunham
John is a 1968 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served as an Advanced Jet Instructor Pilot in the Air Force. He also completed the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) in 1983. He and his wife Jane Beadles reside on the Georgia coast where he continues to pursue his interest in aviation.
Shannon is also a leadership advocate for the OnBoard, Inc. organization which is the leading catalyst for the identification and placement of women in the boardroom for Georgia based companies. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Chemistry and Public Policy, which included the London Honors Program. She is based in Atlanta with her husband and four children.
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