Barrett trades banking for mentoring


October 20, 2014

Orane Barrett, a Jamaican immigrant, attended MIT Sloan School of Management with a concentration in finance and entrepreneurship, MBA Class of 2006.  Upon graduation, he worked as an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank and then as a project manager at Credit Suisse Investment Bank.  Now, Barrett has started Kool Nerd Clothing (KNC), an urban apparel company based in New York City, with the aim to use quality clothing to boldly market the core values of today’s nerd – hard work, intelligence, individuality, and passion.  With KNC as a start-up venture, Barrett aims to apply his educational knowledge and experiences gained from working in corporate America to oversee the launch and growth of his apparel company, which is being used to fund mentoring programs for inner city youth.  Barrett was recently featured on MSNBC.

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