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About Us

brrr° is revolutionizing the fabrics you wear and touch every day.

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brrr° was founded in 2014 by former Spanx executive Mary-Cathryn Kolb, who had a vision of making the fabrics we wear and touch every day perform even better to keep us cooler and more comfortable.

brrr° developed patented cooling fabric technology that combines natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying to create a Triple Chill Effect™ that instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin.

The company also offers brrr° Pro made with micro minerals to amplify the cooling sensation, brrr° Recycled and other sustainable products, and a library of hundreds of fabric blends and types.

brrr° is privately owned and headquartered in Atlanta, with production facilities in Taiwan and a global network of mill partners and customers.

Leadership Team

Mary Cathryn Kolb

Mary-Cathryn Kolb

Founder & CEO +1 (646) 592-0452

A leader at fast-growing retail and apparel brands for two decades, Mary-Cathryn began her career under the guidance of Christian Audigier and the Von Dutch brand, then 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. She founded brrr° in 2014 with a vision of bringing performance level cooling to the fabrics we wear and touch in our everyday lives.

Kurt Abrahamson

Kurt Abrahamson

Executive Chairman & Director +1 (650) 759-4927

Kurt is Executive Chairman and Director of brrr°, and he and oversees strategy and operations. His experience includes serving as CEO of online media and publisher tools company ShareThis, and CEO at LivingSocial. He was previously the co-founder of leading internet research organization Jupiter Communications, and took the company public. He also formerly worked at Google, where he led the global efforts to launch AdSense. Kurt brings the vision, management experience, and leadership to guide organizations to substantial growth and efficiency. He has expertise in designing and directing sales strategy, marketing, and product development initiatives, and has a proven ability to scale operations and raise capital to transform startups into industry leaders.

Newbery Su

Newbery Su

Vice President of Global Innovation
General Manager of the Taiwan Office +886 911089775

Newbery is a garment industry expert who runs the Taiwan office of brrr°. He received a Master of Science from National Taiwan University, and 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 brrr° patented technology.

Julie Brown

Julie Brown

Vice President of Sales +1 (270) 361-9338

Julie leads the global sales team and coordinates industry-specific sales initiatives at brrr°. She was previously a project manager First Performance payment processing, and earlier in her career she was the Founder & CEO of an eco-friendly line of women’s shoes called Julie Bee’s. She was formerly Director of Operations for the Hult Prize Foundation, a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and she previously worked for 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.

Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Vice President of Operations and Product Development +1 (831) 224-4132

Courtney coordinates fabric and yarn manufacturing on all textile developments for clients and prospects, and manages all factory relationships. She is also responsible for quality control and testing of all brrr° products, and oversees new product development. Courtney has worked in the textile and apparel industry since 2005, including 7 years with fabric mills in China & Taiwan.  She received her Master’s in Business Administration & International Textile and Garment Trade from Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences, Clothing Textiles & Design from the University of Idaho. Courtney is fluent in Mandarin and French.

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