Leadership Team

CEO & Founder

Mary-Cathryn Kolb

A leader in the retail industry for the last ten years, Mary-Cathryn began her career under the guidance of Christian Audigier and the Von Dutch brand. She continued to develop her sales and business expertise through the early stages of Seven7 Jeans. In 2008, she collaborated with Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes to help him launch the company as his first hire. Joining SPANX in its early years, she became Director of Sales and helped grow the company by developing strategic, company-wide initiatives, projecting sales volume and profits, and reaching sales quotas.



Executive Chairman & Director

Kurt Abrahamson

Kurt is the Executive Chairman and Director and oversees the strategy and operations of brrrº.

His experience includes being CEO at ShareThis and CEO at LivingSocial. He was the co-founder of Jupiter Communications, the leading internet research organization, and took the company public. He also worked at Google leading the global efforts to launch AdSense.

With his deep experience, Kurt has the vision, management skills, and leadership capacity to guide an organization to substantial growth and efficiency. He is highly adept in designing and directing sales, marketing, and product development initiatives. He has a proven ability to scale operations and raise the capital to transform a start-up venture into an industry leader.




Vice President, Global Innovation & General Manager, Taiwan Office

Newbery Su

Newbery is a garment industry expert running the Taiwan office of brrr°.

He started his career in the textile industry in 2000. Prior to joining brrr° he was the Vice President of Innovation for five years with Mackent Fabrics Co. in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Newbery coordinates design and manufacturing of brrr° fabric for all licensing partners, as well as development of new applications for the patented technology.



Vice President, Sales

Julie Brown

Julie leads the global sales team and coordinates industry-specific sales initiatives.

She was previously a project manager First Performance payment processing and was the Founder and CEO of an eco-friendly line of women’s shoes called Julie Bee’s. She was also Director of Operations for the Hult Prize Foundation, was a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and she worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Julie holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Hult International Business School, where she completed a global rotation in Shanghai, and she earned a Bachelor’s in International Studies from Northern Kentucky University.



Vice President, Sourcing & Product Development

Courtney Cruzan

Courtney coordinates fabric and yarn manufacturing on all textile developments for clients and prospects.  She manages all factory relationships and is responsible for quality control and testing of all brrr° products.

She has been working in the textile and apparel industry since 2005, including 7 years working with fabric mills in China & Taiwan.  She received her Masters in Business Administration & International Textile and Garment Trade from Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor of Sciences, Clothing Textiles & Design degree from the University of Idaho.  Courtney is fluent in Mandarin and French.



Partners in Innovation

We are pioneers in fabric innovation. From button-down shirts to car seat covers and yoga pants, our team is relentlessly focused on developing new custom fabric technologies that improve form and function to keep consumers more comfortable than ever before.

Let’s work together on your next textile innovation. Email us at licensing@brrr.com or give us a call 731-434-brrr (2777)