eli david ivy mba consulting

Eli David

Co-Founder

Ivy MBA Consulting

United States

Consultant Bio

At Ivy, the philosophy is simple: your application is our application. Here’s the thing – when we applied to MBA programs, we didn’t know what we were doing. And there was no one around to offer the type of help we needed. Would anyone be willing to review our essays and provide feedback? Were there any alumni who could advise us regarding school fit? — Frankly, we had no tools – all we had was a phone and some nerve. So half way through our MBA tracks at Kellogg and Tuck, we wanted to start a consulting firm that micromanaged the hell out of our clients. We wanted to be much more than essay editors; we are mentors.

As Ivy founders, we don’t consider our job done when we match a client with an advisor – our job is done when our client gets accepted. For that reason, we created a process that keeps at least 3 sets of eyes on your work at any given moment, from story allocation, career path, written collateral, to interview prep. If you’re not sick of us by the time you get your first congratulations letter, you must not have gotten it yet.

Company Information

With over 20 years of accumulated MBA wisdom and advisors who are top-tier program veterans, we are proud to say that our anti-laissez-faire approach has proved itself big time. Ivy MBA Consulting was the first admissions consulting firm in the world to verify success rate using a Big 4 accounting firm. Deloitte confirmed both the 91.2% success rate and $2,194,000 in total scholarships of Ivy MBA Consulting in 2014-2015 application season. A copy of the report is available to any who wish to double check. Previous reports are available as well.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

The day we started Ivy we were reading essays until 4am, and that hasn’t changed a decade later. That’s because Ivy MBA Consulting does not take your investment lightly. We realize this decision is not only expensive; it will have a drastic impact on your future. That is why we created a comprehensive, multistep method that follows you through every step, with every school, and every bump along the way. Our process starts with mapping your life stories – we sift through even the most trivial details to find gems that portray your character. We then take these stories to an in-depth brainstorming session involving Ivy’s veterans to come up with the best story allocation per school. Once working on essays, we offer an unlimited number of draft iterations, as well as a final quality assurance quality pass by the founders of Ivy.

Location: United States

Email: eli.david@ivymbaconsulting.com

Website: http://www.ivymbaconsulting.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Definitely the best consultant!!!
    2 weeks ago
    I first talked to Eli 2 years before starting my application for my MBA - from that point on Eli has mentored me in choices to help me get into a top MBA program. When working on my application Eli has been there for me almost 24/7, always available for a call on every small detail. His advices are priceless - in every conversation with him it is clear that he is a professional who has been doing this for years. I had already recommended Eli to one of my closest friends - which is probably the best sign of how happy I am that I chose to work with him, and I would definitely recommend that to everyone.
    Yaniv Spektor
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Professional
    2 weeks ago
    Very professional and efficient process. The help I received on planning the process and understanding how to get started on tasks was most important to me.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Couldn’t have done it without you!
    3 weeks ago
    Eli helped me achieve my dreams as I got accepted into 3 top MBA schools, including my top choice. During the process I felt I had someone I could count on and consult with, which made the entire process smoother and less stressful. Together we built a strategy for the application process, decided to which schools I should apply and of course, worked hard on each application. Eli’s ideas, creativity, availability and guidance are truly remarkable and are what makes him the perfect guide. Looking back, I couldn’t have done it without him. Thank you!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • A-m-a-z-i-n-g!
    3 weeks ago
    Ivy’s work was incredible and exceeded any expectations I had starting the process. From day-one Eli, Sharon and the team pushed me relentlessly to improve my application, making me think harder and deeper. Their availability and short lead times were incredible, and even though I applied while working in a demanding job I was able to submit well ahead of time. Eli was there when I had day-before-interview jitters, making sure I come focused. The depth of the work, the time they invested, and the fact they truly cared about my application helped me get my dream school (Starts with an S, in Palo Alto :-)). All along the process, Eli & the team provided useful, insightful up-to-date tips and tricks that helped me be ...
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  • The Best Advice I Could Get From My Friends!
    4 weeks ago
    From the very beginning, I knew that I would choose Ivy to assist me in the entire application process. After talking to a few close friends who have been successfully admitted to their desired MBA programs, I knew that I would choose Ivy, without even talking to additional consulting companies beforehand. From the first phone call I had with Eli, he was very pleasant to talk to, and he instilled so much confidence in me and my own personal story. The journey to an MBA is not an easy one, and from time to time you have doubts if you are indeed good enough to fulfill your lifelong dream school of choice. Eli was always there for me for support, for each and every step ...
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  • Pure Magic!
    1 month ago
    The work Eli has done is pure magic! After getting the results, I can say that for sure. Eli's dedication is just extraordinary. From putting so many hours of his time on brainstorming and picking the right application strategy to going over every single word in the online application form. He did it all with great enthusiasm, super-fast responsiveness, and great effort. On top of that, Eli has done it all in the most professional way you could imagine. He won't compromise on any part of the application and every time he signed-off on an item, I felt extremely comfortable I had a top-notch product. His feedback is on point, very constructive and always within the scope of his amazing strategic view. The work ...
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  • The Best of the Best!
    1 month ago
    Eli is the best admissions consultant you could hope to work with. Apart from having amazing results (I got into both my dream school and several others), he is a joy to work with, and you will feel as if you are working alongside your best friend! What impressed me most about Eli was the passion and dedication he showed to me throughout the process. I had more than 8 intro calls with various consultants in the top 20 list on Poets&Quants, and Eli immediately stood out. He gave me his honest feedback and opinion on my candidacy, and was the only one to offer me a demo working session before I made my final decision, giving me an idea of what it would be like ...
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  • The BEST Decision I've Made!
    1 month ago
    Choosing Ivy was simply the best decision I made in my application process. I heard a lot about Eli and Sharon from my friends, but I didn’t imagine how valuable their guidance and direction would be. Despite the tight schedule, Eli and Sharon provided me with a tremendous support throughout the process and kept motivating me for success. They gave me a great support with crafting my story and refining my essays, and made sure that my personality is well reflected in each of them. Their preparation for the interviews was also extremely helpful, and allowed to step in with high confidence. Ivy is an exceptionally professional consultancy, and their results are clear – 2 out of 3 of the top MBA programs in the US! ...
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  • Achieving the Unachievable
    1 month ago
    For me Eli was a sort of a magician, he succeeded taking me to places I didn't even dream of getting to (Yes, Harvard). His supper professional approach, endless creativity and most importantly his patient and attitude all along the way, were worthy to every penny I paid. He was more than a counselor for me, he was a mentor and I absolutely recommend him to every person interested in applying to an MBA program.
    Class of 2020 Applicant
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  • Life Changing!
    1 month ago
    Eli helped me to make my dream come true! Since the beginning of the process, Eli was super professional and thoughtful and helped me to show myself in the best way on the written application and in the interviews. He was always there, in every hour and for every issue. If you want to do this step and get into a top MBA program - Eli is definitely your guy!
    Yarden Halperin
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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