About Our Consultants
Our team consists of 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 worked in admissions (Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Tuck, INSEAD, Haas, Anderson, Columbia, Fuqua and more),
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, The Wharton School. Served on Wharton Admissions Committee. BS in Business and a BA in Psychology, Washington University. Leadership Fellow and Co-President of BizWorld, a volunteer organization teaching entrepreneurship to elementary school students.
An SBC veteran since 2006, Amanda’s vast experience in admissions and her years of professional experience make her an admissions powerhouse. Having carved her own non-traditional path by working in both business development and strategy for Diageo as well as in charter school management and education reform in Washington DC, Amanda sees non-traditional MBA applicants as a thrilling challenge. Amanda’s experience working in both London and New York give her a very useful real-world perspective.
Make sure to ask Amanda about her first day on the job in London, and why she now stays closer to home. (hint, his name is Max and he weighs less than 50 pounds) .
STATS: MBA, The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, B.S.,The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.
In addition to her work as an MBA application adviser, Meredith has served as an Assistant Vice President for a private debt fund in Chicago, IL. Prior to that, Meredith was a strategy consultant where she provided strategic advisory services primarily to technology companies and private equity investors.
In between her first two years at Kellogg, Meredith worked for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington D.C. on strategic and financial planning initiatives.
Before business school, Meredith was an investment banking associate and analyst. She primarily worked with private equity-backed transactions and leveraged finance.
Outside of her professional career, Meredith serves on three non-profit boards in the city of Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She also remains active with UVA as a member of the Young Alumni Council and serves as an alumni interviewer for the Kellogg School of Management.
Ask Meredith about her adventures living in Rwanda!
STATS: Masters Degree, New York University, lecturer, New York University
A native of Los Angeles, Margaret has been an international MBA application advisor since 2000. Margaret began her professional career in broadcasting, as a radio personality in Los Angeles, eventually moving into the field of publishing. Prior to joining the MBA world, Margaret managed a publishing company in New York, and worked for over a decade at Condé Nast Publications. Most recently, she was the founder and director of an Arts NGO in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Margaret has successfully worked with every type of client imaginable, with a very high percentage receiving merit scholarships. Her clients can now be found on the alumni rosters of every top school.
Be sure to ask Margaret about her first paying job…as an opera singer!
STATS: MBA: Wharton/Lauder joint degree program, earning an MBA in Finance from Wharton and an MA in International Studies with a focus in Mandarin and East Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Served on the hiring committee for Wharton’s current Admissions Director. Undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received the Prize for excellence in literature.
Walter began his career at Lehman Brothers investment banking in New York and then went on to live and work in Beijing, where he established the University Of Maryland’s China EMBA program and managed its admissions committee. His experience there reading applications, interviewing students and his participation in all admissions decisions gives clients a behind the scenes perspective. Likewise, due to his experience working in China, India, Latin America and Europe, he’s had endless success assisting clients with international applications. His close ties with the Wharton School and Lauder program have contributed to his clients’ tremendous success there. Proving that if you want something to get done, ask a busy person, Walter currently serves as a Board Member and Treasurer for Project U.S.E., a Newark, New Jersey based non-profit that delivers experiential leadership education programs for urban youth.
Walter is our resident adventurer. Make sure to ask him about dodging bullets in South Africa, breaking a rib due to sandstorms in Beijing and surviving the Leadership Reaction Courses at Quantico and West Point.
STATS: MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, AB in Applied Mathematics, Harvard College.
Paul has been fortunate to gain experience at leading firms such as Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati (brand management) and Goldman Sachs in New York (investment banking and private equity). He had a 20+ year career as an investment banker and entrepreneur (technology and consumer products).
Paul has aided the Stanford admissions committee in reviewing applications and has interviewed and evaluated more than 50 GSB candidates. This has involved post-interview evaluative write-ups as well as more direct interaction with the Director of Admissions.
Paul’s non-profit board involvements have included the Harvard Club of New York City, Stanford Club of Korea, the Curtis Institute of Music, Korean-American Association of Greater New York, National Fisheries Enhancement, and as a Senior Advisor to Ashoka – Innovators for the Public. Ask Paul about life with his two growing daughters!
STATS: MBA, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC).
During her time at Stanford, Keauna was an ambassador for the GSB MBA Admissions Ambassador Program as well as a writer for the Stanford Reporter. Keauna has had a diverse career including working in Education, conducting market research in Hong Kong for Cathay Pacific Airways and working as an Electrical Engineer for Northrop Grumman. She also pursued her passion in music, which led to a position as the lead Digital Marketing Analyst at Interscope Records.
Keauna has served as a mentor and coach for the UCLA Anderson School of Management Riordan Fellows Program as well as a Board Member for the Riordan Programs Alumni Association (RPAA). She also co-founded the Riordan Fellows MBA Coaching Program, which launched in 2013.
Ask Keauna to tell you what it was like to fly alongside an F-16 fighter jet when she was an engineer at Northrop Grumman. She can also share foodie takes with you as she loves trying food from other cultures!