Holly Han is an entrepreneur and business strategist who has founded and led media, technology, consumer products, and fashion businesses in New York and Los Angeles for the past two decades.
Ms. Han began her career at Vera Wang and developed product for Bloomingdale’s and Anthropologie, authoring the Vault Career Guide to the Fashion Industry. She received her MBA from UCLA Anderson, where she received fellowships from the Young President’s Organization and Asian Business League. She also holds degrees from UC Berkeley, the Fashion Institute of Technology, with additional studies at Caltech and Parsons School of Design, and was a professor at Marylhurst University’s MBA program.
Ms. Han was a co-founder of MyShape, an innovative online retailer with over 700,000 members backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Tenaya and featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She also founded Dahlia, establishing a new model for the pearl industry disrupting Tahitian market hegemony. As COO of SmartWear, she developed a new class of patented energy-generating textiles in partnership with DuPont, Nike, the NIH, NSF, and NASA. She restructured luxury chocolatier John Kelly Chocolates as COO with a focus on profitability and targeted expansion. She was a founding Account Director for the Taproot Foundation in Los Angeles, providing pro bono consulting for deserving nonprofits.
As Managing Director of 64North, Ms. Han leads business strategy, branding, and digital media for clients including Adobe, MIT, Target, Yves Saint Laurent, and Motown’s Berry Gordy. She is also Director of Special Projects at the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson, where she led the Knapp Innovation, Creativity, & Knowledge Conference for Women, Entrepreneurs Conference, Steinbeck Family Business Seminar, and the Woo Greater China Business Conference, as well as counseling students and alumni on entrepreneurship.