Stanford GSB | Mr. Future VC
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
Stanford GSB | Ms. Access To Opportunities
GRE 318, GPA 2.9
Tuck | Mr. Product Marketer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Ms. Finance For Good
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
UCLA Anderson | Mr. International PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
USC Marshall | Mr. Low GPA High GMAT
GMAT 740, GPA 2.44
London Business School | Mr. Midwest Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.69
Harvard | Mr. Policy Development
GMAT 740, GPA Top 30%
Cambridge Judge Business School | Mr. Champion Swimmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Consulting Hopeful
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Tech Auditor
GRE 332, GPA 3.25
Wharton | Mr. Senior Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Southern California
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)
INSEAD | Mr. Fraud Associate
GMAT 750, GPA 8/10
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Chicago Booth | Mr. Average White Guy
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. AIESEC Alumnus
GMAT 750, GPA 3.38
Kellogg | Mr. Brazilian Banker
GMAT 600, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Upward Trajectory
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Fish
GRE 327, GPA 3.733
Harvard | Mr. Community Impact
GMAT 690, GPA 3.0
IMD | Mr. Gap Year To IMD
GMAT 660, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Italian In Tokyo
GMAT (710-740), GPA 4.0

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.