The ColorZen Team
Our team consists of some of the most talented and specialized experts in their fields. We cover all aspects of the cotton supply chain, including spinning, dyeing, chemistry, and operations. This allows us to provide a turnkey solution to our customers, offering them best-in-class technical support.
Michael HarariCo-Founder & CEO
Michael founded ColorZen in 2012 to fuse his business experience with his desire to have more meaningful environmental and social impact.
Eli HarariCo-Founder & Board Member
Eli is a co-founder of ColorZen. He brings to the company 35 years of experience in fashion design and manufacturing.
Robert F. Kennedy, JrPartner & Board Member
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr is an American environmental attorney, author, activist, clean technology entrepreneur, and radio host.
Dr. Joseph McGeeBoard Member
Most recently, Dr. McGee was an EVP of Strategic Planning and Development at Jabil. He holds a PhD in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics.
Jon David WillinghamPartner & Board Member
Jon David has a deep background in finance, sustainable investment, and growing disruptive operating businesses.
David McCannVP, Strategy & Operations
David is an expert on environmental protection and climate change, with international experience across the private, non-profit, and public sectors.
Henry S. HsuChief Financial Officer
Henry comes from a diverse background with over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and public accounting.
Tony M. LeonardInventor & Technical Director
Tony Leonard is the inventor of ColorZen’s proprietary technology, fulfilling a lifelong dream of bringing his idea to the market.
Jennifer HigginsVP, Business Development
Jennifer’s experience includes 25 years in the fashion industry, with expertise in both textile R&D and raw material supply chain management.
Kaley AdolfManager, Business Development
Kaley brings with her more than nine years of experience in sales and account management within the textile and apparel industry.
Chip BolickTechnical Manager, Dyeing
An expert in dyes, chemicals, and color application, Chip brings more than 25 years of industry knowledge to ColorZen’s customer dyehouses.
Greg EdwardsTechnical Specialist, Dyeing
Greg helps operate ColorZen’s Charlotte laboratory, where he oversees new color development and customer support.
Chuck CostnerTechnical Manager, Spinning
Chuck has more than 30 years of extensive knowledge in designing spinning houses, while working for two of the world’s largest spinning equipment manufacturers.
Keith NicholsonTechnical Specialist, Spinning
Keith is a spinning industry veteran, with 20 years of experience in both natural and synthetic fibers.
April Stewart KapplerDirector, Operations
Through her experience in foreign textile investment projects for the State of North Carolina, April helped establish ColorZen’s first processing facility.