Kevin Haar, Jr.
Brimmer and May Class of 2003
University of Vermont, B.A. in Political Science and History, 2006
Washington University in St. Louis, MBA, Expected Graduation December 2014
What are you doing currently for a profession?
My first eight years as a professional were spent at Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. I recently switched careers becoming the General Manager for a rapidly growing LED company, Super Bright LEDs
. We have sixty employees across six different departments. My responsibility is leading the department heads as we continue to develop and scale our business. We have a tremendous opportunity to continue to grow something special with a wonderful group of people. I couldn't be happier.
What led you to attend Brimmer and May?
My family moved from St. Louis to Boston when I was a junior in high school. It is hard to describe how difficult of a transition this was for me. I thought I lost everything when I left St. Louis, but once I got to Brimmer and May, I realized it was all just beginning.
How did Brimmer and May prepare you for your career?
Brimmer and May was the most formative experience of my life. The curriculum was difficult, and the engagement outside of the classroom challenged me. Overall, the experience made me a well-rounded leader who loves to be challenged. I couldn't be where I am today without Brimmer and May.
What are you stand-out memories of your time at Brimmer and May?
The relationships I developed with classmates, the faculty like Nancy Bradley and Nancy Drourr, the athletic coaches, and Dot and the kitchen staff.