Holly founded her first business before graduating from college. While earning her degree in Philosophy and Physics from Portland State University, she designed the "Aqua Bank," a product which she successfully marketed and sold to water sport companies such as Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Bombardier. Holly then sold her business and put her talents to work for NASA and the Department of Defense, for whom she designed and manufactured specialized textiles. One of her designs was launched into space aboard the space shuttle Columbia.
During this time, Holly found dealing with human beings more compelling than crunching numbers, and so moved into the field of recruiting. Her ready mastery of technical issues, combined with powerful people skills, led her naturally to the field of executive placement within the technology industry. Since then, Holly has found and placed multitudes of people in top-level positions at many of the nation's leading semiconductor and technology companies.
In her off hours, Holly saunas, cooks for her friends, and studies the Kabbalah. To date, she has translated and published four books of poetry, including “The Raven/Le Corbeau” and “A Blow of Dice Never Will Abolish Chance,” both originally by Stéphane Mallarmé. She still occasionally takes a crack at integrating Quantum Electrodynamics with the Theory of Relativity — though she admits she's unlikely to pull off this Nobel Prize-level feat anytime soon.