BRIAN HICKEY

Entrepreneur & Social Innovator

ABOUT

Brian Hickey is a business student studying entrepreneurship and marketing at Babson College. He is also a Babson College Weissman Scholar and a Foot Locker Scholar, which provide Brian with resources to support his efforts to make an impact on his local and global communities. His diverse experiences include travel to several European and African countries where he has benefited from unique opportunities to learn from and interact with business leaders. Through his work with large and small businesses and international studies at the London School of Economics, he has been able to gain a valuable global perspective that has helped prepare him to make a contribution immediately upon graduation.

He is passionate about volunteer service and works to support opportunities in education, business, and healthcare in rural Africa and is currently exploring sustainable business opportunities for local villagers. Brian serves as a Babson College Social Media Ambassador connecting the community through blogging and social networks and is a long-time runner who competes for the school. He welcomes hearing from others who share his passion for solving business challenges with creativity, enthusiasm, and energy.

Brian Hickey

RESUME

EXPERIENCE

  • Summer 2014
    International Sales & Marketing Intern - Eaton Vance
    • Assisted in financial research and analysis; reported on competitor analysis
    • Discussed prospective opportunities for international marketing and sales
  • 2013 to Present
    Social Media Ambassador - Babson College
    • Ambassador for college providing insights to community via social media
    • Blog, answer questions, and engage with current, prospective, and past students
  • Summer 2013
    Marketing & PR Intern - Janji
    • Earned Janji coverage on MSNBC, Forbes, and over 15 popular running blogs
    • Initiated market research to understand consumer perspectives of the brand
    • Created Team Sales & Janji Ambassador Program and developed a press kit
  • 2008 to Present
    Advisory Council & Program Co-Founder - Engeye Scholars
    • Co-Founded program to empower teens; raised $10,000 in education campaign
    • Traveled to Uganda (’11), Kenya (’13), Ghana (’14) to teach/promote business
  • 2010 to 2013
    Sales Associate - Fleet Feet Sports
    • Youngest employee in company history in customer-facing shoe fitting process
    • Helped promote special events and engage customers for specialty running store
  • Other Experience:

    Student Consultant - General Catalyst Partners, Fall 2014

    • Consult with student team on project for venture capital firm over 15 week class

    Greenhorn Connector - Greenhorn Connectors, 2014-Present

    • Campus representative promoting and connecting students with startup events/resources

    VP of Corporate Social Responsibility - MixItMug, 2012-2013

    • Led CSR for 25 member student business donating over $5,000 and 225+ service hours

    Webmaster - USATF Adirondack, 2011-2013

    • Redesigned and maintained website, created social media presence for a national branch

    Assistant Director - Pyramid Summer Running Camp, 2011-2012

    • Developed website, online registration, marketing materials, recruitment, on-site support

    Founder & Webmaster - Shakerrunning, 2007-2012

    • Founded running website; 500,000 visits in peak month; Named “Best US HS XC Website”

EDUCATION

  • Class of 2015
    Babson College -
    Bachelor of Science in Business;
  • Entrepreneurship/Marketing
    • Weissman Scholars Program
    • Natalie Taylor Scholar
    • Footlocker Scholar
    • Varsity Cross Country/Track
    • VP of Indoor Track Club
    • Consulting Club
    • Honors Program
    • Dean's List
    London School of Economics & Political Science (Summer 2014) -
    Honors Program Study Abroad

AWARDS

  • Clinton Global Initiative University Conference Attendee
  • European International Business Seminar Partipicant
  • Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge Finalist
  • Babson College "5 on Fire" Winner
  • Microsoft Challenge for Change Winner
  • NEWMAC All-Academic Award
  • Babson Quantitative Math Award
  • PwC Case Competition College Winner
  • Business Review "40 Under 40" Award
  • Times Union Scholar Athlete Award

SKILLS & INTERESTS

  • Entreprenuership
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Website Development
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Non-Profits
  • Journalism & Video
  • Operations
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Retail
  • Event Planning
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • International Business

MEDIA & RECOGNITION