Mir Anwar

Fractional COO with Product Development, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Experience

I'm a builder at heart who has experience in manufacturing, engineering and supply chain. I enjoy jumping into chaos to drive a level of organization across operations that is required to help companies scale. I've had the privilege to work on amazing teams and projects through out my career across multiple industries like semiconductor equipment, precious metals, consumer hardware, health and wellness, footwear/apparel, oral care and others.

I've helped scale operations at companies ranging from…

Mir Anwar



  • Sku



    Feb 2021 - Present

    SKU is the nation's first CPG accelerator, equipping startups with the tools they need to succeed.

    • Mentored founders across multiple product categories from apparel, storage solutions and consumer hardware.
  • Karachi.studio



    Jan 2021 - Present

    We are your full product ops team, for a fraction of the cost.

    • Worked with brands on Fast Company Most Innovative Companies list, Time's 100 Most Innovative Companies, Companies on Shark Tank and more.
    • Helped operations and supply chain scale for digitally native brands expanding into wholesale and retail
    • Worked with contract manufacturers of brands to open up production bottlenecks increasing output and restoring normalcy to production schedules
    • Negotiated in excess of $40,000 in refunds combined from clients' 3PLs for performance non-conformance
    • Enabled wholesale launch for client earlier than thought possible with quick turnaround on custom glass packaging - faster than industry standard lead times
    • Expedited development of a new backpack product for client to enable launch at Art Basel
  • Grind Basketball

    Grind Basketball


    Jun 2020 - Present

    Interactive sports equipment designed for athletes - starting with basketball

    • Advised GRIND on go-to-market activities and overall business approach and execution
  • Atoms


    Vice President of Operations

    Feb 2019 - Jan 2020

    “These might be the most thoughtfully designed sneakers ever.” – Vogue⁣ ⁣

    • Launched our first internal warehouse to enable unique order fulfillment and reverse logistics processes around shipping customers 3 sizes per order
    • Worked with agencies and engineering to develop custom shopify solutions to enable unique fulfillment and inventory management requirements
    • Launched a new business model, just-in-time customized shoes, that enabled positive cashflow through preorders that then resulted in customized shoes for each customer
    • Conducted user surveys and product testing resulting in new color ways and unique product packaging experiences
  • Quip.


    Vice President of Operations

    Feb 2017 - Feb 2019

    quip is the oral care company designing and delivering products, advice and professional services to make oral health more simple, accessible, and enjoyable — starting with a better electric toothbrush. as the first to market direct-to-consumer oral care subscription service — with fresh supplies delivered every three months for $5 with free shipping worldwide, oral care advice sent straight to hundreds of thousands of consumers, and a bidirectional tech platform currently in development to connect users with a large dental professional network — quip is working to elevate every part of the oral care experience for everyone.

    • Led the Supply Chain, People Operations, Customer Support, Logistics and Quality teams at quip
    • Helped scale company from 10 to 85+ employees in 2+ years, leading compensation and offer benchmarking and partnering with CEO on hiring strategies
    • Grew out supply chain teams, supplier based and distribution network to help support 1M+ customers and nationwide Target roll-out
    • Created dashboard of predictive analytics to help address supply chain and product quality issue proactively
  • Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

    Walker & Company Brands, Inc.

    Director of Operations and Product Development

    Jun 2014 - Feb 2017

    Our purpose is to make health and beauty simple for people of color.

    • Led Supply Chain and Product Development functions
    • Led development of the Bevel Trimmer, Walker & Company's first consumer hardware product and oversaw development of Form Haircare.
  • Sigmund Cohn Corp.

    Sigmund Cohn Corp.

    Production Manager - Fabrication and Mfg Engineering

    Oct 2011 - Mar 2013

    Where timeless craftsmanship meets unmatched quality.

    • In partnership with our metallurgy expert turned around the quality and yield for precision manufacturing group to retain aerospace customers
    • Built a team required to maintain and improve manufacturing operations, including hiring mechanical engineers, quality engineer and material planner.
  • Asml


    Lead Manufacturing Engineer

    Aug 2006 - Oct 2011

    Be part of progress

    • Led development of critical optics projects used in Immersion and EUV lithography systems
    • Managed $2.2M budget to transition critical development project in to manufacturing phase
    • Carried out lifetime studies of optics bonding techniques used to this day that are critical in enabling nanometer level precision for measurements and other outputs

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