Fashion & Retail Tech Expert
Debra is based in Singapore and is a consultant to fashion, retail and related technology brands. She is also a venture partner with Start Today Ventures [http://starttodayventures.com], a specialized Japan-Singapore fund that focuses on companies that are reinventing the business of fashion, and she is a partner with Full Circle Partners [http://fcpartners.co.uk] a UK-based investment firm that is an owner in Atterley, an online-offline global fashion venture for whom Debra serves on the Board.
Debra is also an advisor to the Singapore Textile & Fashion Federation, has been an advisor to Singapore Fashion Week and the ZipCode Tech Summit, and in 2017 served on the advisory board of the Women Economic Forum held annually in New Delhi and which has more than 200 chapters around the world.
Debra was previously the founder and CEO of Inverted Edge, a retail venture specializing in contemporary Asian fashion brands that was an early omnichannel proposition. Before this, she was President, DKNY JEANS International, leading the business in all non-US markets; and President Asia-Pacific for Borderlinx, a global ecommerce enabler. Earlier, she worked with early stage companies in the US, and in partnership with philanthropist Michael Milken, she was a co-founder of Miavita, an online health and wellness platform.
Debra has also held business development positions in Hong Kong and New York for The Economist Group, and with the international division of Hearst Magazines. She is a US and New Zealand citizen.
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