I am a Harvard Business School MBA with 16 years of experience working directly with applicants to the top MBA programs both in the US and Europe. I also specialize in EMBA programs. I am one of 3 MBA Admissions Consultants in the Poets and Quants Hall of Fame for making their top consultant ranking every year.
Prior to starting Prep MBA, I had extensive executive experience in life sciences, technology and management consulting. I’ve worked for global firms such as Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Eli Lilly, and Siebel Systems.
It is my strong belief that acceptance at leading programs ultimately comes down to the emotional energy you can emit for your MBA candidacy. The GMAT/GRE and your undergraduate academic record are critical. But those are just the ante to the poker game. Beyond that, my job is to push you to connect emotionally with your application essay readers and interviewers, and to create energy around your candidacy through specific explanations of your accomplishments, choices, influences and career ambitions.
Staying up to date on industry trends and stats is important. But ultimately this is a storytelling business that requires topic ideation, editing abilities and interview coaching expertise. As a philosophy major undergrad and son of a New York Times editor, I bring advanced story ideation and essay structure to the application process, and have given more mock interviews than I can count.
I am a frequent lecturer at the Harvard Club of Los Angeles on career planning and MBA admissions.
Prep MBA is my company. There are no junior consultants or editors getting a cut of the business. You will be working directly with me, the head of the firm. There is some special sauce to what I do, and my track record over time demonstrates that my process and insights work. I have not scaled up with contractor consultants like my competition because I have wanted to keep a personalized, boutique experience with the highest quality results.
I work, therefore, with a limited number of clients each application season, and I always fill up. Over half of my business comes from referrals.
Menu of Services and Associated Costs
Over 90% of my clients work on comprehensive school packages, but I have some hourly clients as well in certain circumstances. My services include mock interviews, ding analysis, editing and application planning for those still preparing for future application seasons.
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States