Stacy Blackman Consulting


United States

Consultant Bio

Andrea served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions Marketing at Harvard Business School (HBS) for over five years. In this role, she provided strategic direction for marketing and student yield-management activities and also served as a full member of the admissions committee.

In 2007, Andrea launched the new 2+2 Program at Harvard Business School – a program targeted at college junior applicants to Harvard Business School. Andrea has also served as a Career Coach for Harvard Business School for both current MBA students and alumni since 2009.

Prior to joining Harvard Business School admissions, Ms. Kimmel was a Consumer Marketing Manager at Best Buy Corporation for the home theater and family man marketing segments. Ms. Kimmel holds a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to attending business school, Ms. Kimmel worked in investment banking and equity research on Wall Street at Deutsche Bank and Lazard Freres respectively.

Andrea resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband, 9-year old daughter and 7 year-old son.

Company Information

Stacy Blackman Consulting is a leading MBA admissions advisory with a proven track record of acceptances to the world’s top MBA programs. Year after year, our clients’ acceptance letters and scholarship awards speak for themselves. Founded in 2001 by finance and marketing guru Stacy Sukov Blackman, SBC boasts a team of consultants with backgrounds as varied as yours. Overseen by the time-tested techniques that only come with our years of experience, each and every SBC admissions consultant is solely focused on you getting what you want: an acceptance to business school. SBC is the preferred admissions consulting firm recommended by The Economist. Read more about our guiding principles to learn more about Stacy Blackman Consulting:


We truly care about our clients and our larger audience. That’s why we strive to deliver 10x in everything we do.


We believe your weaknesses can be your strengths. We’ll show you how to make sense of your tangled and flawed background and develop a personal story that shines.


We’re on a mission to help you reach your most ambitious dreams and get in to business school. And we want you to enjoy the process along the way. We’re going to reduce your anxiety and take the stress out of the journey so you can think clearly and focus.


If we don’t think we can work with you, we won’t do it. It’s that simple.


We know you’ve got a lot riding on the decision to go to business school and you put a lot of faith in us to help get you there. Your confidence means a lot and we don’t take it for granted. We believe you can get in. We believe in hard work and are willing to work hard with you.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Location: Ohio, United States

Phone: 866-667-8229



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • HBS Interview Prep - Nailed It!
    1 year ago
    Andrea was perfect for preparing for HBS interview and very thorough. She provided pre-mock interview prep, expertly outlining what the Adcoms are looking for and strategies to put your best foot forward. The mock interview and feedback was challenging and very representative of the real experience. I went into my interview feeling very confident and was further reinforced by Andrea's thoughtful and helpful debrief session. I would recommend Andrea for any one with an HBS interview - no matter how prepared you think you are.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Excellent services tailored to your profile right from the start!
    1 year ago
    From my very first call with SBC, everyone I spoke to was very candid about my profile and my chances, which was very refreshing. They clearly knew my background (consulting) and all my conversations were very pertinent to that vs. receiving generic advice. Instead of trying to up-sell their bulk packages, I was actually recommended to use the initial Strategy session first and go from there, which I highly appreciated. I ended up using the Strategy session and hourly services for essay review and mock interview prep, all of which were invaluable. I have to say all the advisors went above and beyond not just in terms of their effort and detailed review of my materials, but also in staying in touch afterwards. That made ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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