View Full Version : Meet the Bremont Team: Carly Alaimo

09-13-2014, 03:20 AM
As it has been some time since we have done one of these, I thought it time for us to get the "Meet the Bremont Team Q&A" section back up and going!
This time, we are fortunate to chat with the lovely Carly, from the NYC Bremont office!:o

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JW: Hello, Carly! Thanks for doing this with us! Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?

CA: Of course! I am originally from Augusta, GA and attended college in Atlanta, GA at Georgia State University majoring in English and Film & Video. I lived in Atlanta for 7 years until 2013 when I moved with my boyfriend to New York City. For most of my life, I worked in the Food & Beverage industry, specifically fine dining, and transitioned into HR & Recruiting in 2012, then started in Advertising in 2013.

JW: Please fill us in on what your role with Bremont entails?

CA: I act as Michael Pearson's assistant and manage the US office, handling all Customer Service enquiries for North America, as well as repairs and accessory orders.

JW: How did you first learn about Bremont?

CA: My first year in New York City, I worked as a Project Coordinator for an advertising agency. While the agency life was an exciting endeavor, I decided it was not the path I wanted to take. I started searching for a role within a company that honestly, I felt had a soul, and where people actually learned my name. Ideally, I wanted to find an organization where I could form strong working relationships, learn new skills, contribute creatively, and ultimately put down some roots. When I found that Bremont was looking for an Administrative Assistant for their new US office, it sounded like an excellent opportunity. Once I met with Michael and Claire, heard the Bremont story and their goals for the future, and was then introduced to the rest of the team, there was no question that this was the place for me.

JW: Which Bremont do you wear?

CA: Currently, I'm wearing the Solo-37/SI on a Nubuck Strap and I absolutely love the look and feel of it.

JW: Which is your favorite Bremont and Why?

CA: The ALT1-C/CR, hands down. I am a sucker for that color scheme and vintage look. Ever since I started at Bremont, I've developed a fondness for large dials too!

JW: What is your favorite part of your job?

CA: In the US office we do not have a team as large as the Henley group, but I am never without immediate support from Michael or the Bremont UK headquarters. I feel immensely fortunate to work with a group of such personable, patient and encouraging people. Qualities that I appreciate in supervisors and colleagues are the willingness to share knowledge and convey empathy. I am always learning something new about the brand and the watch industry, and if I make a mistake, it is always met with understanding. Bremont has created an incredibly warm working environment for the employees. I see that same hospitality and authenticity reflected in every aspect of the business. This type of company is difficult to find, especially in New York City. I feel very lucky.

JW: Is there anything you dislike about your job?

CA: At Bremont, we work tirelessly on every level to ensure everyone has a quality experience with the brand and it is a disappointing reality when that is not achieved every time. In these rare instances where I do encounter a dissatisfied Bremont customer, I can always rely on the team to pull together and swiftly correct the issue. Bremont has a top-notch Sales and Customer Service crew that makes certain that nothing falls through the cracks.

JW: How are things coming along in the NYC expansion for Bremont?

CA: I work in Bremont's temporary office space in Madison Avenue while plans for the official NYC HQ and boutique are being finalized. A timeline for the construction and grand opening of the NYC HQ has not been released yet, but a location has been chosen! We are looking forward to a rapid expansion within the next few months. Very exciting!

JW: Favorite Movie?

CA: I cannot pick a favorite, but the most impressive movie I've seen this year is "Boyhood" directed by Richard Linklater.

JW: Favorite Book/Periodical/Website to read?

CA: I'm often reading two to three books at once; short story collections and novels. I read mostly contemporary fiction, but will read anything that someone suggests. I am regular listener of Brad Listi's literary podcast "OTHERPPL" where he interviews authors and editors. And I can't lie, I love celebrity gossip blogs...and food blogs.

JW: Favorite Restaurant/ meal in NYC?

CA: THIS IS SO HARD! For brunch or lunch, I love Café Habana in Nolita. Their grilled corn and Cuban sandwich is to die for! I frequent a lot of pho and ramen restaurants for dinner, especially in the winter. I can't pass up a huge bowl of hot soup and noodles. The best drinks I've had in the city have been at The Dead Rabbit in the Financial District, their cocktail menu seems infinite and every drink is better than the one before.

JW: Thanks so much, Carly! Best wishes from the Alt1tude Forum in your days ahead with Bremont!

If you ever have any questions for Carly, please email her at carly.alaimo@bremont.com

09-13-2014, 04:54 AM
Many thanks to Carly for sharing - and for facilitating the repair of my ALT1-C ... TODAY! Well timed interview (for me); thanks Jeremy!

09-13-2014, 08:35 AM
Hi Carly, good to see things are in good shape and in good hands on the other side of the pond!! Thanks for taking the time to tell us about yourself!!

09-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Hi Carly - chipbutty55 speaks for us all - you are indeed lucky to be working with such a great team while Bremont themselves are fortunate to have such a committed person on board!

Best wishes

09-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Hi Carly. Good to see what you are up to and what it is like working alongside Billy (Mike)

I just hope he hasn't tried to convince you that Aston Villa isn't a) his luxury appartment or b) a decent soccer team! :D

Say hi to Mike from David at Moodys in Nantwich

09-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Great reading, thanks for taking time to do this. Do keep us to date on the Boutique/expansion
on a side note, I also grew up in Augusta, went to Evans High School and a few classes at Augusta College (back when it was still Augusta College) many years ago before moving.

09-19-2014, 04:50 PM
LOL Oracle I AM letting everyone know how amazing Aston Villa is!!!

09-19-2014, 06:26 PM
Next time you're in the UK I'll introduce you to a proper football team, boing boing!;)

09-20-2014, 03:34 PM
We as USA fans of Bremont are very lucky to have such a great core team of BREMONT personnel in the US! They make our passion for watches easier! I can't imagine a more enthusiastic and hard working team like Mike and Carly who support a company and it's customers like they have! Again thanks Carly for all the personal attention for my wife's Solo in our time of need! I hope one of these days to meet you at NYC boutique or future event! Cheers Jim

09-21-2014, 07:19 AM
LOL Oracle I AM letting everyone know how amazing Aston Villa is!!!

Until yesterday, Mike, I was nearly going to have to eat Sunray's battered Panama! A good start to the season for the Villains - they're scared of upsetting Keano!! ;)

09-21-2014, 03:23 PM
That's a great shame David, I have been keeping my hat, nicely maturing, for just such an occassion!

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