Alumni Tale: Brett Carneiro ’17G

What did you study at UNH?

Marketing, MBA

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

I didn’t go to UNH for undergrad, but I graduated in 2005 from Fordham University, in New York City. One year out of college I was an office manager during the day, and cooking in NYC restaurants at night.

What were you doing 5 years out of college?

Five years out of college I had moved to Dover (NH), and was working for Lindt & Sprungli – where I was now focused on eCommerce and digital marketing – while also serving as the Director of Communications for the New Hampshire Film Festival.

What were you doing 10 years out of college?

Ten years out of college I was the Director of eCommerce and Digital Marketing for the fastest growing automotive group in New England.

What are you doing now?

Currently I am working with an exciting new tech startup called Clearsurance (based out of North Andover, MA), as the Director of Digital Marketing. Clearsurance is a crowd-sourced ratings and review platform, designed to change the way that people learn about and find insurance. Our mission is to leverage the wisdom of the crowd, to make insurance more transparent so people can make smarter, safer choices.
The year before I joined Clearsurance, I completed the one-year full time MBA program at UNH, and graduated from Paul College in 2017. During graduation I was awarded with “The Michelle McDermott Memorial Award”

Did you have an international experience (study, research, internship or volunteer abroad) while at UNH?

During my one-year full time MBA at UNH we did an international residency in China.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

The one-year MBA program at UNH had a profound impact on where I am today for a variety of reasons. On one hand, while I was at UNH earning my MBA, I also took part in the Holloway Competition (Semi-Finalist), which gave me a lot of great entrepreneurship experience that I use almost everyday at work. On the other hand, from a business and marketing perspective, how I evaluate and calculate risk or opportunity, I pull from strategies which I learned from that program.
Here is a link that the business school did about me, while I was there.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I believe in UNH because of the strength and wisdom of the professors which I came into contact with, during my time there. Faculty went out of their way to support and help me, and that made a huge difference to me, as someone who had already been working for ten years or more, and wanted to further my education. UNH offers a supportive and strong community of people that want to help others, and encourage growth.