Marissa Heyl, Founder & Creative-in-Chief
Anthropologist-turned-fashion maven Marissa Heyl is a pioneer in the fashion industry, fusing handmade artisan fabrics from developing countries with fashion-forward designs–or as she puts it, fair trade made sexy. Prior to founding Symbology, Heyl strategized with nonprofits on how to utilize multimedia platforms to promote positive change. She has worked with a multitude of artisan communities around the world, thanks in part to her experience as the 2007 Duke Enterprising Leadership Fellow at Ten Thousand Villages. Heyl’s inspiration to start Symbology developed from her research as a 2006 Mahatma Gandhi Fellow, in which she researched how fair trade empowers craftswomen in India. She graduated from UNC with a dual BA in Journalism and Anthropology.
Megha Mathur, Finance Strategy & Business Development
Megha Mathur is currently a MBA candidate at Harvard Business School and the financial strategist for Symbology Clothing. Prior to HBS, she was a financial analyst at Audible, a digital audiobook company. Prior to her time at Audible, Megha spent a year launching an agriculture social enterprise providing an alternative distribution system for marginalized farmers. For three years, she also covered Healthcare, Real Estate, and Consumer companies with Wachovia Securities’ equity capital markets team. Megha graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (with a finance concentration) and a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry.
Jeremiah Kimball, Operations Manager
As the head of operations, Jeremiah aids in the management and daily operation of Symbology Clothing. He oversees the expansion and development of the Symbology Clothing brand and is responsible for ensuring that business operations are efficient and effective, particularly those involving distribution of goods and services to customers and customer service. Prior to joining the Symbology team, Jeremiah worked for several years with Red Bull in several areas including local event creation and management, infrastructure and product distribution, and brand expansion. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering as well as from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a MS in the same field.