Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future VC
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Yale | Mr. Healthcare Geek
GMAT 680, GPA 3.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Consulting Hopeful
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
IMD | Mr. Gap Year To IMD
GMAT 660, GPA 3.5
Wharton | Mr. Colombian M7 Deferral
GMAT 710, GPA 3.84
Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Kellogg | Mr. Brazilian Banker
GMAT 600, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Low GPA Product Manager
GMAT 780, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Upward Trajectory
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Blockchain
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Kellogg | Ms. MBA For Social Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Chicago Booth | Mr. Controller & Critic
GMAT 750, GPA 6.61 / 7.00 (equivalent to 3.78 / 4.00)
Kellogg | Mr. PE Social Impact
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.51
MIT Sloan | Mr. International Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.5
MIT Sloan | Mr. Energy Enthusiast
GMAT 730, GPA 8.39
Chicago Booth | Ms. Future CMO
GMAT Have Not Taken, GPA 2.99
Said Business School | Mr. Global Sales Guy
GMAT 630, GPA 3.5
N U Singapore | Mr. Just And Right
GMAT 700, GPA 4.0
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. International Youngster
GMAT 720, GPA 3.55
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Spanish Army Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3
Kellogg | Mr. Cancer Engineer
GRE 326, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Financial Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.78
Kellogg | Mr. CPA To MBA
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Ms. Sustainable Finance
GMAT Not yet taken- 730 (expected), GPA 3.0 (Equivalent of UK’s 2.1)

MBA Admission Consultants Who Once Worked On The Inside

By no means is this a complete list, but it gives you a sense of how common it has become for MBA admission officials to become MBA admission consultants. Dozens of business school adcom staffers have made the switch, bringing with them inside knowhow of how admission decisions are made.

Former Adcom Officials Who Now Consult With MBA Applicants



School ConsultantFirmFormer Admissions Title
HarvardMaxx DuffyMaxx AssociatesAssociate Director (19NA-1976)
HarvardChioma IsiadinsoEXPARTUSAssistant Director (2000-2002)
HarvardMollie WolinEXPARTUSAssistant Director (2000-2004)
HarvardPauline JennettThe MBA ExchangeAssociate Director (2008-2012)
StanfordLisa ParkThe Admission Advisory GroupAssistant Director (1998-2004)
StanfordMaureen PhalenThe Admission Advisory GroupAssistant Director (1999-2002)
StanfordKatharine LewismbaMissionAdmissions Reader (2007-2009)
WhartonJudith HodaraJudithSHodara.comSenior Associate Director (2004-2009)
WhartonKimberly Raynor-SmithThe MBA ExchangeAssociate Director (2001-2004)
WhartonGraham RichmondClear AdmitCounselor


WhartonBrett HaberClear AdmitCounselor


ChicagoBrad PearsonThe MBA ExchangeAssociate Director (1997-2000)
ColumbiaHeather NicholsonThe MBA ExchangeAssistant Director (1997-2001)
ColumbiaJoanne Garcé-RodríguezThe MBA ExchangeManager, EMBA Program (1998-2002)
ColumbiaJennifer LaRusso-LeungThe MBA ExchangeAssociate Director (2008-2011)
ColumbiaDeena MaerowitzClear AdmitAssociate Director (2004-2005)
DartmouthStacey OylerClear AdmitAssistant Director (2003-2005)
MichiganAparna BamanThe MBA ExchangeAssociate Director (2006-2010)
MichiganJana BlanchetteInside MBA AdmissionsSenior Director (2007-2008)
MichiganNatalie Brinblatt EpsteinAccepted.comDirector, Enrollment Mgt. (1987-1998)
CornellNatalie Brinblatt EpsteinAccepted.comDirector (1998-2005)
UCLAKaren LeeThe MBA ExchangeAssociate Director (2004-2006)



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About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.