Alumni Tale: Matt Reno ’06

What did you study at UNH?

Business Administration and International Affairs

What were you doing one year out of college?

Anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property fraud investigation at a law firm in Santiago de Chile. Ambitious, yes, but not my calling.

What were you doing five years out of college?

Trying to break even after breaking out on my own and forming a brokerage company in specialty foods: www.chaskiintl.com

What are you doing now?

Growing the business the old fashioned way — with blood, sweat and tears. Nothing comes easy and I learn that more every day . I value the people who went out of their way to help me, or anybody, when they didn’t have to. Right now, I’m doing my best to be one of those people.

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

While I was a student, my professors at the Whittemore School (now Paul College) showed that they cared. The first was my study abroad experience that CIE and my counselor, Cari Moorhead, afforded me during junior year. Finding out after graduation that they were still interested in me and what I was doing made the second biggest impact on me.