Ben J.

Senior Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

An MBA graduate and Dean’s Fellow of The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Ben concentrated in consumer marketing and was a member of the Admissions Committee.  While a member of the Admissions Committee he reviewed applications, interviewed candidates and made admissions recommendations. Ben’s professional background includes work in marketing strategy, pricing, advertising, brand strategy and product development with General Mills and Kimberly-Clark. Prior to attending business school he served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He graduated with distinction from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Honors Economics. Ben is the founding President of Kimberly-Clark’s SALUTE organization focused on recruiting and retaining top military talent across business functions. Ben has helped MBA Exchange clients gain admission to schools such as Chicago Booth, Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson and many others

Company Information

Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on with the highest number of admits and 4+ star ratings. We’re the first firm in the admissions consulting industry to provide such proof of performance. Furthermore, we are accredited with an A+ Rating for service quality by the Better Business Bureau, recognizing us for a complaint-free record of client satisfaction.

We know that applicants have full-time jobs, family obligations and a social life. So, The MBA Exchange remains accessible to them seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. We respond to our clients within hours, not days.

We feature more former admissions professionals, adcoms, evaluators and interviewers from more schools than any other firm in the world. Our consultants come from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Tuck, Kellogg, Yale, Cornell, Fuqua, INSEAD, London Business School and other top schools. These professionals are committed exclusively to The MBA Exchange and to your admissions success. You get the intimate 1-on-1 service of a boutique plus the resources of an entire firm.

Our team includes seasoned business professionals with the experience to help differentiate you from your competitors. Regardless of your industry or function, our consultants have either worked in it, consulted to it, or helped applicants from it crack top b-schools. Some of our consultants are full-time while others have complementary business interests that add freshness and energy to the engagement. Our team is based in 11 countries worldwide and has served clients from over 70 countries. We have an intimate understanding of the nuances and subtleties of nationality, ethnicity and culture.

We don’t dole out personalized admissions guidance via blogs, podcasts and online forums for applicants who are competing against our clients. We also don’t publish guides or books that would only dilute the effectiveness of proven strategies by helping thousands of other applicants. At The MBA Exchange, our sole focus is on you and your admissions success. Our expertise becomes your competitive advantage. We put our customized guidance to work exclusively for the benefit of each client on our limited roster, not their competitors.

The best way to begin your MBA admissions journey is with our candid assessment of your competitive strengths, vulnerabilities and target schools. No cost, no obligation. Just visit our website and tell us about yourself.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Gaining admission to highly selective business schools requires a combination of analysis, planning strategic guidance and tactical support. Our Comprehensive Consultation ensures that your admissions campaign will be authentic, effective and efficient, from start to finish.


  • GMAT and GRE test preparation
  • Test anxiety counseling
  • Social media profile optimization
  • Translation services
  • Video essay coaching
  • Interview coaching
  • Team-based discussion prep
  • Waitlist coaching & support
  • AppCheck™ application review
  • Post-admit background verification
  • MyAdcom™ application test
  • Ding analysis and feedback

Location: United States

Phone: +1 888-305-5553



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  • Couldn't be better!
    7 months ago
    I couldn't have accomplished my goal of getting into a top-10 business school without Ben. From the start I was incredibly impressed with his even better than advertised abilities and knowledge. I was on the fence about utilizing an MBA consultant due to the cost but Ben made my experience more than worth it. Ben is a true master of this process. Ben was always incredibly responsive and willing to do anything possible to help me through the long and intricate MBA application process. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone considering applying to an MBA program and consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him both in terms of his professional abilities and who he is as a person.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Outstanding service!
    11 months ago
    Ben helped me get into a top-10 business school and provided follow-on career coaching advice resulting in a top job offer. His dedication and willingness to put in the extra effort to work through interview preparation was critical to my success. He came up with a detailed roadmap for me to follow along the way and then endured that I completed each step on time so that I was in the best position to succeed. I highly, highly recommend working with him.
    Class of 2018, Admit
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