Brian Carey

Assistant Professor,  College of Business

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My goal is to minimize lectures + maximize time spent actively practicing the skills we discuss. Success often requires some luck, but that luck seems to be bestowed upon those that work the hardest!”

Bio

I was born in Western Massachusetts. I got a paper route when I was 8 — and I have worked ever since.

I financed my education with loans and scholarships just as many of our students do today. My early career consisted of a number of progressively responsible positions in sales and marketing. In 2001 I stepped out of corporate life into the life of an entrepreneur as a consultant, and an owner of a diabetic supply business.

In 2005, I invested along with my two very talented partners to purchase a company called Medport in Providence, RI. There we developed and launched the Fit & Fresh brand of products that can nnow be found in thousands of major retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, South America and Europe. In 2015, I sold my interests to a private equity firm and joined JWU shortly thereafter.

I try to instill my students with the belief that a great work ethic and a bias towards action can overcome a lot of obstacles and solve a lot problems in business. This has been my experience and I have been fortunate to work with many great people that shared my work ethic. Success often requires some luck, but that luck seems to be bestowed upon those that work the hardest!

In my classes, you will work to apply skills. We are building a tool chest for students to go out into the work force or into their own ventures and be successful.

In Small Business Management, we develop management, sales, accounting and negotiating skills because small business managers must be generalists.

In Strategic Management, we develop tools to analyze external and internal situations and develop appropriate strategies to respond effectively.

It is my goal to minimize lectures and maximize time spent actively practicing the skills we discuss.