Greg Guglielmo

Founder

Avanti Prep

New York, New York

United States

Consultant Bio

My name is Greg Guglielmo and I am the Founder of Avanti Prep, a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm. I pride myself on offering an unmatched level of personal commitment, care, and attention to detail to clients, along with expertise across MBA admissions, coaching, storytelling, writing, and messaging.

I realize that may sound a bit like everyone on here, but I genuinely believe that my clients’ experiences and results tell a differentiated story. I invest completely in those who place their trust in me, and I deliver a unique degree of time, depth, and quality per engagement. So please keep reading and check out my reviews!

As far as background is concerned, I earned my MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where I served on Haas’s eight-person student admissions team, conducted interviews, received a Haas Leadership Scholarship, and graduated with honors. I completed my undergraduate degree at Georgetown University.

Prior to founding Avanti Prep, I worked with applicants at Critical Square, another very successful boutique admissions consulting firm. Professionally, I’ve also worked for a leading private equity firm in San Francisco and was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in New York, managing client relationships in the firm’s Asset Management business.

My written work has been published in leading media outlets, including ESPN and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight (ABC News), and covered by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Those writing and storytelling skills come in very handy when we’re in the (exciting) throes of story development and essay reviews!

Company Information

References to “quality” and “commitment” are easy to make in a bio like this, but they don’t mean much when they’re just words on a page. With that in mind, I strongly encourage you to read through my client testimonials (on my website, on GMAT Club, and down below) in order to understand what “quality” and “commitment” have meant to the applicants I’ve worked with.

In doing so, you might notice a few instances in which I worked with clients who had previously (unsuccessfully) worked with other consulting firms, striking out across schools before earning multiple admits and significant scholarships when we worked together in the next round or year (with the same stats and on the same or similar schools). I believe these case studies are the most telling with respect to the differentiated “quality” and “commitment” that I keep mentioning.

I hope we can meet, so please sign up for a Free Consultation via the link below!

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

I offer Packages (two tiers), Hourly Services, and à-la-carte Interview Prep. The Comprehensive Package spans every element of the application process. Hourly Services can be flexibly applied in any quantity or manner that you’d like.
My Interview Prep offering includes a school-specific mock interview and question-by-question coaching-and-feedback session, all over 2.5 hours – which is a good 90 minutes longer than the typical Interview Prep session you’ll find elsewhere!
For more details, please visit www.avantiprep.com.

Location: New York, New York, United States

Email: greg@avantiprep.com

Website: https://www.avantiprep.com/free-consultation

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  • Extremely Thankful – 3 Scholarship Offers Despite Profile Obstacles
    3 weeks ago
    I. Background I’m a male engineer from India with 720 GMAT and some international experience. I belong to a common demographic for US B-Schools and had a complicated profile, with a Master’s degree in hand and already age 30 when applying. I happened to find Avanti Prep via GMAT Club. Greg had the strongest and clearest recommendations from past applicants on the website, which prompted me to request a Free Consultation. I had already talked to a few other consultants before talking to Greg. And then after just one call with Greg, I knew I wanted him to be my guide throughout this process. I availed Hourly Services from Avanti Prep, initially 5 hours, but expanded significantly along the way as I saw the major value ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent experience - above and beyond - top-notch story development and essay/resume editing
    2 months ago
    I am from Korea and I have studied/worked in Europe and currently working in South East Asia. I have worked both in public and private sectors (tech). I had embarked on the MBA journey on my own with limited information and was struggling to bring together a coherent story with my non-traditional background. While I was getting anxious 1 month before the deadlines, I was fortunate to get the chance to work with Greg - as a result, I was able to submit not just a deeply satisfactory application in just a few weeks but build a narrative that I will carry for the rest of my career. Greg went above and beyond in every aspect in this process. Especially in building the grander career narrative, ...
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    Class of 2018 Applicant
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  • Excellent and Detailed Advice, Went to Fuqua with Scholarship
    2 months ago
    For context: I’m a male, 5 years work experience in finance and nonprofit work, GMAT in 690-720 range, undergrad GPA of 3.75 from very good but not top-tier university. I asked Greg to help me using his pay-by-the-hour services with the intent to use those hours sparingly. I ended up using his help more and more because his edits on essays were so specific and pertinent and I felt I was getting good value for the cost. He has great insight into the process, what different schools are looking for, how to position oneself a bit differently for each school. I did video interview prep with him too and that was really helpful to identify where answers could be stronger or call out a connection ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted to U.S. Top 5 (India, Male, Engineer, Non-Target Undergrad, 740 GMAT)
    6 months ago
    Basic Profile Info I am a 2011 pass-out from a Tier 2 Indian college (GPA of 3.3/4.0 in Computer Engineering), and have worked in Finance industry for 3.5 years before having an Employment Gap for 2 odd years. In this time, I was employed at Early-stage investment funds (one for a voluntary unpaid position) for a discontinuous period of 9 months. Since then I have been working for an Asian focused investment fund. While I believe that I have strong work experience, the Employment Gap loomed large and my CV lacked major brands. I had worked at 5 finance shops with only 2 of them having global brands – but those weren’t my longest tenured roles. I was also a bit on the older side of the ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • HBS / GSB Admit
    7 months ago
    I got an hourly preparation service for mock-up interview with Greg and found it very useful for my upcoming interview with HSB and GSB. The good things were: 1) very close to the real experience the type of questions Greg asked and a similar pace to the real interview; 2) thorough feedback and detailed analysis of the performance with comments on both verbal and emotional performance, as well as specific wording and stylistic element; 3) willingness to spend the time to cover everything I had concern with. I would mention Greg's balance of friendliness and professionalism, which created the perfect atmosphere for my mock-up interview.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Personal, Detailed Attention From Greg Got Me Into Great Schools!
    8 months ago
    Short summary first if you don’t want to read the whole thing: Thanks to Greg’s help, I was accepted to the Kellogg 1Y program, INSEAD, IMD, and USC, and I am convinced that I would not have been accepted had I not worked with Greg. Between the four schools, I received over $175,000 in scholarships. Since Greg is a small shop, he takes the time to get to know you personally and can really help you discover your voice. I consider myself a very compelling and articulate writer, but I was astonished at how much my essays improved after working with Greg. I would highly recommend working with Greg. Longer version for those interested: Age: 31 Sex: Male Nationality: American (Texas), white GMAT: 770 Schools applied: Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg 1Y, USC, INSEAD, ...
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    Tyler Lewis
    MBA
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  • Over The Moon: 50% Scholarship To A Top 10 Program As An Indian Male)
    8 months ago
    Background Engaging a (sub-par) consultant during the last admissions cycle had already been a bitter experience that I primarily made due to the seemingly beneficial geographical proximity (they were based in the same city as me) and undeniably 'low-cost' services (be sure to verify advertised claims). Already on the other side of 30, I felt that this time around was really going to be my last real chance at gaining admission to a Top MBA program and I didn't want to leave any stone unturned. Here's some brief background: -Indian Male -US Undergrad + First Masters (Top 30 School) -750+ GMAT -9 years of work-ex -Re-applicant in R1 2018 (from R2 in the previous cycle) As an Indian male engineer with nine years of experience when I would start the MBA program, ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • 100% + 80% Scholarships To Two M7 Schools - Forever Indebted!
    8 months ago
    I couldn't be more thankful to Greg Guglielmo for helping me realize my goal. I engaged a very well-known admissions consulting firm for my round 1 applications. I was rejected from three M7 schools and received a waitlist invitation to a top 20 school. My objective metrics were reasonably strong (3.5 years' work at top tier law firm, 770 GMAT, strong extra-curricular involvement). While I felt my previous consultant did provide some useful pointers, I felt that perhaps his reviews were rushed and quite a high level. He did not drill down into the content of my essays or provide meaningful suggestions, and I did not feel I put my best foot forward. I dusted myself off and re-applied in round 2, this time to a further ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Accepted Into Wharton
    8 months ago
    Choosing a Consultant: I had a pretty traditional & solid background when I applied, but really needed help with telling my story. I had spent a lot of time preparing for the GMAT and not a lot of time researching, so I felt a bit rushed applying to 5 programs in Round 2. I was looking for someone who was experienced with the MBA process to help me brainstorm story ideas, solidify my goals, and improve my essays. I had a few meetings with a few MBA consultants from larger firms but ultimately decided to go with Greg due to the thoughtfulness of his initial profile assessment. Working with Greg: I began with 10 hours and added a couple more hours later on. From the get-go, I felt like Greg ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted To Wharton & Columbia With $100k In Scholarships!
    8 months ago
    As a reapplicant who worked with a different consultant last year and did not receive interviews invites, I was anxious about applying this year and hesitant to work with a consultant. I can say with great confidence that this year’s success is completely a result of my work with Greg and his unique, personalized and brilliant approach to crafting my application. With a 740 GMAT, 3.85 GPA, 5 years of work experience at a big tech company, and career goals in brand management and entrepreneurship, there were no glaring red flags about my previous application. I felt lost when it came to improving my application, and apprehensive about my odds this year. I initially set up a free consultation with Greg, which went probably two times longer ...
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    Libie Motchan
    MBA
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