Beau Gresham

Senior Consultant

Avanti Prep

New York, New York

United States

Consultant Bio

I love helping applicants achieve their goals and get into their dream school. As a Senior Consultant with Avanti Prep, I work with of applicants throughout their entire business school journey, from school selection to scholarship negotiation. Business school applications are a very introspective and challenging process, but I’m here to help you along the way. Before joining Avanti Prep, I honed my skills working with military applicants through Service 2 School (S2S)

I grew up in Florida, and when I graduated from USF I joined the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer. After serving in the military for 8 years, including multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I decided to pivot and attended business school at NYU Stern. While at Stern, I was in Student Government and led the Events Committee, and I also played in tournaments at Yale, Tuck, and UT Austin as a member of the Stern FC soccer team. Since graduating from Stern, I’ve worked in operations with Amazon and management consulting with Deloitte.

Company Information

Avanti Prep has built a first-class reputation for the quality, commitment, depth, and attention to detail that we deliver, as well as for our expertise across MBA admissions, storytelling, coaching, and messaging. We realize that’s more or less what everyone on here says, so the best recommendation we can make is to read the testimonials below.

Those testimonials provide detailed insight into how past clients viewed their experiences with Avanti Prep — and in many cases how those experiences compared to applicants’ previous experiences applying on their own or with another firm. The testimonials are often very specific, creating greater transparency with respect to process, thoroughness, impact, and results.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Avanti Prep offers Workshops, Packages, Hourly Services, and à la carte Interview Prep, as well as Pre-Application Advisory and Career Services (details below).

Despite having one of the strongest reputations in the marketplace, our Hourly Services pricing ranks among the most affordable when measured against industry peers. On average, Avanti Prep clients save $43 to $123 *per hour* relative to similar marketplace offerings – for what we (and countless former clients) believe is a superior experience.

Our Interview Prep offering is similarly well regarded. The full 3-hour service includes an extended school-specific mock interview (~60 minutes) plus comprehensive feedback and response strategy (~120 minutes). Similarly priced offerings typically include only a 30- to 45-minute mock interview and a 30- to 45-minute feedback session.

We also offer discounted Pre-Application Advisory (for those planning to apply in the future) and Career Services (e.g., career guidance, resume and cover letter reviews). One of the greatest testaments to the quality we deliver and relationships we build is the fact that many of our former “application clients” reach out for Career Services once enrolled.

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • 2 For 2 To Top 20 Schools With Full Rides To Both
    2 years ago
    Background: White male with four years of US Military Experience. I knew I was applying only to LA-based programs. Still, in October, I was starting the entire process, including any GMAT study, intending to apply round 2 to Anderson and Marshall. Undergraduate GPA was above both schools' average in a humanities program from a well-ranked non-Ivy. Since I knew I was applying to LA schools, I didn't need Beau's help with school selection, but I did need his help with getting my application on track since I was starting so late. I had several conversations with admissions consultants, but all the ones I talked to gave equivocating answers on how they might help me do so much in so little time. Some even told me ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Consulting case interview prep: Beau took me from 0 to 100
    3 years ago
    I am an MBA candidate at one of the top-ranked international MBA programs. I previously served in the military, worked with Avanti Prep during my application process, and had a phenomenal experience doing so. I had a similarly superb experience working with Avanti Prep on consulting case interview prep as a first-year MBA. Beau Gresham was an excellent instructor. He was especially helpful in understanding that I came from a non-business background, that I had no fundamental knowledge of case interviews (or any business interviews for that matter), and that I had relatively little business training as it was still my first semester. He took the time to assess where I was, and then tailored his approach in a way I could digest. Within two weeks, my ...
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    Class of 2022 N/A
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  • Military Officer Accepted Into Wharton Despite 2.5 Undergrad GPA
    3 years ago
    • US military with 10 years of experience • GPA: 2.5 from a service academy • GMAT: Initial 660; retest once waitlisted 700 I wholeheartedly recommend Avanti prep to anyone serious about earning admission into a top MBA program. I learned about Avanti Prep from a review on GMAT club. After reaching out to multiple admission consulting services, I chose Avanti because of their prompt and personal responses to my email inquiries. I couldn’t be more impressed and pleased with the services they provided over the following months! I made the right choice. Through the entire application and waitlist process, I worked closely with Beau and felt like we were a team pushing towards the same goal. I initially purchased ten hours of counseling then bought ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Accepted Outright Into First Choice School - Beau Comes Highly Recommended
    3 years ago
    Background - -- White male -- 5 years work experience in tech and manufacturing sales -- GPA - 3.7 in social sciences from well-ranked NE liberal arts college -- GRE - 320 I decided to pursue my MBA in May and prioritized applying R1 to my chosen school. At the suggestion of a friend, I reached out to a consultant he had worked with and was unhappy with my initial screening. Unlike most applicants, I was geographically driven and was only interested in one T25 school in a particular city. This consultant discouraged my approach - she (rightfully) reminded me how risky this strategy was, and spent our initial meet-and-greet trying to talk me into a more balanced strategy. While I appreciated her apprehension, I ...
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    Class of 2023 Applicant
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