Eric Hollowaty


Gatehouse Admissions

United States

Consultant Bio

Perhaps foreshadowing his admissions coaching work, Eric’s first post-HBS employer was for-profit education company Kaplan, Inc. At Kaplan, Eric’s tenure in strategy and operations spanned business lines ranging from graduate school entrance test preparation to accredited degree programs for adults. He later transitioned into the investment management industry, where he excelled. In fact, in 2013, Eric earned recognition as the top sell-side equity research analyst nationwide in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” analyst survey.

Yet the learning and development space continued to pull on Eric after he left Wall Street, leading not only to a role as an MBA admissions consultant but also to strategic finance positions with an international corporate training software provider and a seed-stage education technology start-up. Eric enjoys using a “right brain/left brain” approach to guide his clients to new heights of self-discovery and professional achievement.

Coaching Style

Direct, methodical, creative

Exceptional Skills

  • Helping “traditional” candidates highlight the differentiated characteristics that will help them stand out while fitting in
  • Crafting frameworks to help clients more effectively organize their thoughts and communicate them with power
Areas of expertise: 
Equity research (former Wall Street research analyst), investment banking, private equity, venture capital, strategic finance, big/small tech, management consulting.

Company Information

Gatehouse Admissions was founded on a simple truth: getting accepted to Harvard, Stanford, and other top-tier business schools becomes more challenging each year. Candidates need a new level of expertise and commitment from their admissions consultant. Gatehouse Admissions is the new standard in MBA admissions consulting. Via strong client partnerships and deep investment at every stage of the application process, Gatehouse Admissions specializes in helping determined candidates stand out.

Having helped hundreds of applicants gain admission to the world’s most competitive business schools, we at Gatehouse Admissions know that nothing about the admissions process is formulaic. Yet the services at many admissions consulting firms are. We focus on taking individuals in whom we see exceptional promise and tailoring the application experience to ensure that their candidacies are as compelling as possible.

We limit our client roster to a small number of high-caliber candidates who are targeting the most prestigious business schools. Yet even within these motivated applicant pools, Gatehouse Admissions is not for everyone. The strongest partnerships are those in which each participant contributes equally. We do not care if a client is a weaker writer, tends to be disorganized, struggles to interview effectively, or has never engaged in any real self-reflection. We know very well how to address and overcome these kinds of issues. Instead, we seek clients who are committed to working hard, open to feedback, and willing to learn — about both themselves and how to craft a compelling application.

If you are ready to bring your best effort to your application, we are ready to help.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

The best way to see if Gatehouse Admissions is a good fit for you is to visit our website and fill out an inquiry form. If we feel that your profile would be a good match with our services, we will contact you to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation. You can use this time to discuss your MBA application strategy, school choices, readiness, or any other MBA issues or concerns.

Our selection of services is all-encompassing:
– Exploration of your experiences, values, and ambitions to identify the stories and messages that will shape your application

– Coaching, editing, and an expert’s perspective on your essays, resume, short answers, and other application components

– Strategy development for your recommendations, working with both you and your recommenders to ensure effective letters

– Interview training, as well as multiple mock interviews

– Access to proprietary tools, rubrics, and processes that will make your work more efficient and productive

– Expertise and support throughout every step of the process, from early planning to deciding among acceptances

Prices depend on what services you select, which schools you target, and how many you target in total. Once we have learned more about your goals and plans, we will develop a personalized pricing plan for you.

Location: United States



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