About Our Consultants
Our team has worked in admissions at every top school (Wharton, HBS, Stanford, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Tuck, INSEAD, Haas, Anderson, Columbia, Fuqua and more). We are writers, recruiters, strategists, and marketers as savvy as they come. We’ve graduated from the best MBA programs and know what it takes to get in. We’ve published books, taught university level classes and have strong personal relationships with every business school admissions office.
We are dreamers, philosophers, entrepreneurs, bankers and consultants. We are a team. We share information, with one another and with you. We like what we do and we like our clients. We have high standards, for ourselves and for you. We know what it takes to be successful and we’re excited to help you reach your goals.
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STATS: MBA, University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business, Masters in Sociology, University of Chicago, Bachelor’s degree, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
After graduating from Chicago, Kevin worked in brand management and marketing at SCORE! Learning Inc. (a Kaplan and Washington Post Company). He then served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Intrax Cultural Exchange, a worldwide education and travel company. Kevin has also served as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Hornblower, managing such iconic brands as Stature of Liberty and Alcatraz. Most recently, he worked as a Marketing and Strategy Consultant for Monitor360.
Kevin lives with his wife and two children in Berkeley, California. Talk to Kevin about sea kayaking in the Bay Area and about the multiple screenplays he has written.
STATS: MBA, Harvard Business School, with concentrations in finance and marketing, BBA, Pace University, magna cum laude, scored in top 2% of program
Dawn has spent more than 10 years successfully advising clients in admission to top MBA programs.
Outside of her work in admissions consulting, Dawn has experience in financial services, management consulting, media and entrepreneurship. Previously, as a vice president at Warner Bros., she focused on mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategy, marketing, and new ventures. She has also worked in private equity for several global funds and as a management consultant in the entertainment group of Booz Allen Hamilton.
Dawn has assisted clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries attain their MBA dreams including: management consulting, finance, private equity, investment banking, entertainment, digital media, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Be sure to ask Dawn to tell you about the time she was leading a $10 billion Mergers & Acquisition meeting and walked out with an offer for a movie. Or at least let her wow you with her incredible multiplication tables skills!
STATS: MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business.Undergrad, Harvard University (magna cum laude.)
Chandler’s vast experience working in the private sector for The Coca-Cola Company as well as for the Boston Consulting Group, makes him an excellent resource for all future CEO’s. He has also worked with First Book, an international non-profit bringing over 60 million books to low-income families and has served as the Executive Director of the First Book Marketplace, an award-winning social enterprise. His work with First Book has been highlighted in case studies at Harvard Business School, Columbia University and The Yale School Of Management. The First Book Marketplace was also recently named the “most innovative model” in the field by the Social Enterprise Alliance and the Case Foundation.
His unique ability to help clients see themselves and the value of their own experiences has helped Chandler’s clients create admisisons’s submissions that far exceeded even their own hopes.
When you speak to Chandler, don’t forget to ask him why he will never eat spicy food again.
STATS: MBA Kellogg School of Management. BBA University of Michigan with distinction. Kellogg Admissions Officer.
Caryn has immersed herself in the MBA admissions process for almost a decade. Before joining Stacy Blackman Consulting, Caryn worked as an Admissions Officer for Kellogg where she read and evaluated thousands of applications and recommended admission to Kellogg. She also conducted numerous applicant interviews assessing candidate fit and future potential at Kellogg and beyond.
In addition to her MBA admissions work, Caryn has a deep background in the corporate world with roles in marketing, strategy and finance, most recently serving as a Senior Marketing Manager for Gatorade/Pepsico, where she led Gatorade’s efforts in a variety of successful consumer programs. Long involved in both on and off-campus recruiting, she also co-led all of the Kellogg recruiting efforts for the PepsiCo Chicago office. Prior to receiving her MBA, Caryn worked in corporate finance and public accounting as well as obtained her CPA certification.
Caryn has an exceptional success rate and is particularly good at helping clients clearly define ambiguous career goals and develop a personal story. She has successfully assisted clients with every top business school around the globe.
And if Caryn looks a bit familiar, ask her what famous movie she (quickly) appeared in!
STATS: BA, Johns Hopkins University. Former Manager of Admissions, INSEAD. Former Admissions Committee member, Columbia Business School.
Having worked at both Columbia and INSEAD, few individuals have as much experience as Carol on “the other side” of the admissions process. As such, she provides her clients with an amazing and unique perspective. Similarly, Carol’s work in Columbia’s Office of Career Services, leading interview skill workshops for both first and second year students makes her an invaluable resource to clients through all stages of the admissions process.
Currently, as an educational consultant with over a decade of experience, Carol is particularly skilled at helping clients find and develop bold topics that will differentiate them from other applicants. She uses her prior experience in admissions to seek out those situations that will become excellent material in the essays. This, coupled with her understanding of applicants’ lives and stresses, gives her a comfortable, and comforting, point of view.
If you get the chance, make sure to ask Carol about “the most memorable MBA essay” she’s read. Chances are, you’ll find it as unforgettable as she did.
STATS: MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, BS University of Virginia in Economics, with Distinction.
Seher has a strong client-service background, having spent much of her career as a Management Consultant with Deloitte Consulting in their Washington DC office. At Deloitte, Seher focused on Financial Services, Energy, and Telecom engagements. Her area of expertise was Strategy and Operations. During her time as a consultant, Seher worked extensively with clients to develop customer retention strategies, and optimize existing business processes. She also spent a significant amount of time connecting strategic and business imperatives with technology solutions. In addition, Seher co-authored Deloitte’s Point of View white paper on mobile content viability and Mobile Virtual Network Operators.
In addition to her work as an MBA adviser, Seher enjoys cooking as well as choreographing and dancing to Bollywood music. Ask Seher to explain how she married the same man three times in three different countries!