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 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: MBA, The Tuck School at Dartmouth College, BS Finance & Accounting Fairfield University, Admissions Committee The Tuck School
From 1990 to 2001, Maureen worked for several large media and Internet companies. She has a strong general management background and held positions in sales, marketing, finance and human resources while working her way up to a senior management level. All positions required excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to embrace new challenges and deliver results.
Maureen has parlayed all of these skills into great success as an admissions consultant with SBC. She is known as our “miracle worker” at SBC – she has an exceptional success rate with all types of clients – non-traditional backgrounds, low GMATs, low GPAs and more. Maureen has successfully worked with clients on every top school.
Ask Maureen what it’s like to live in a household of soccer fanatics. Perhaps you can test her English Premier League Soccer trivia knowledge!
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: Assistant Director of Admissions, Columbia Business School, Academic Adviser, NYU Stern, Masters in Education, University of Pennsylvania, BA, Boston University
Erin has over seven years of experience working within University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School, and NYU Stern School of Business. At Columbia Business School, she was an Assistant Director of Admissions where she evaluated applications for both the full time and executive MBA programs, sat on the admissions and merit scholarship committees and advised applicants on which program might be the best fit for them based on their work experience and professional goals. She also played a huge role in recruiting and interviewing both full-time and executive MBA prospective students. Erin was also an academic adviser at NYU Stern School of Business, where she worked closely with the admissions team.
Erin also consulted and recruited for middle market private equity firms’ portfolio companies (various industries), placing countless C-level positions.
Erin values the role of authenticity in the MBA process and is adept at helping clients to articulate their own strengths and authentic voice throughout their application materials.
Erin was a competitive tennis player. She played in the number 1 singles and doubles spot for Boston University and went on to be the women’s assistant tennis coach at the University of Pennsylvania before transitioning into the world of business schools. Be sure to ask her about the tournament that went on for three days!
STATS: Admissions Officer, Chicago Booth, BA Economics St. Lawrence University, MS in Higher Education Administration, Drexel University
Jay has a decade of admissions experience at a variety of selective institutions at all levels. As a former Admissions Officer at Chicago Booth, he is passionate about helping students successfully navigate their path into a top tier MBA program and elevating their professional careers. Having reviewed thousands of applications for Chicago Booth, he knows what it takes to capture the attention of top MBA Admissions readers.
Jay has helped countless students gain admission to the institutions of their dreams and is a relentless advocate for higher education. Jay has also professional admissions experience at The College of New Jersey, Colgate University and the University of Miami. Over his career, he has read over 15,000 applications and has experience in recruitment, application review, and interviewing.
Ask Jay about his dream of opening his own pizza shop and which dough recipe is his favorite.