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Greg Guglielmo


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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  • Great help with interview prep and scholarship negotiation - a T10 and T15 admit with 100k in scholarships!
    2 days ago
    My background: Indian male, 30 years old, first-time applicant Undergrad: Engineering from an IIT with a decent GPA Postgrad: PGDM in Marketing and Communications from a Top 20 Indian school 5.5 years of work experience in advertising, branding, and product marketing roles GMAT: 750 When I decided to apply to business schools, my profile had quite a few obstacles that usually end up crushing most applicants’ dreams - a highly competitive demographic pool, age, no blue-chip employers on the resume, lot of job switches, and what some schools would consider a second MBA situation as well. Still, I knew that this was my ‘one and done’ shot at business schools, and so, I decided to give it my everything. I targeted one M7, three top 10, and one top 15 school ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Excellent Experience: Accepted To Wharton Executive MBA
    11 months ago
    Background: - International working in the U.S. - White male, early 30s - Consulting (non-MBB) - Mid-600s GMAT - Lower-than-average work experience for Wharton’s EMBA Choosing Avanti Prep: A friend of mine recommended Greg when I was considering applying for an EMBA. This friend was admitted into Booth’s full-time program and heavily attributed this to Greg's assistance - so I knew I had to give Greg a call! Initial Experience: Even from the initial consult, I knew that Greg was a straight shooter and provided direct, honest, yet fair and friendly feedback. He provided me with realistic expectations - focusing on how to unpack the strengths in my profile and overcome what was lacking in my application: lower GMAT from a crowded personal and professional demographic and applying with several years less experience than ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Great Help With Interview Prep - Admitted To Stanford, HBS & Haas!
    11 months ago
    I contacted Greg after submitting my application to Berkeley Haas last application season and decided to use his interview prep services after receiving the interview invite. During the session, I realized I was not very well prepared for the actual interview, but Greg gave me very thorough and detailed feedback after the mock and helped me prepare better for the interview questions. He pointed out what were my problems when answering the questions, what I had to focus on during the interview, how I had to structure the answers, what topics I had to focus on. He also gave me tips about how I had to behave during the interview and what qualities I had to emphasize about myself. I was admitted to Haas last year! ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Uphill Battle To Tuck
    11 months ago
    Let me curb some fears of working with an application consultant before I get started…. Greg Guglielmo was WORTH EVERY PENNY in this entire process. I came into application season with a GPA and GMAT score that both are slightly below average for the schools I was looking at. I knew it would be an uphill battle to get where I wanted. I chose to work with Greg at Avanti Prep because I knew I would need all the help I could get to have the most polished applications I could. It didn’t hurt that he came strongly recommended from a friend of mine who just started b-school last fall. I’m a married Midwest man who had to consider my budget in the application process, so ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Full Scholarships To McCombs & Kenan-Flagler!
    11 months ago
    I first got in contact with Greg via one of the profile review threads on GMATclub, he offered a quick and helpful review with details on how I could contact him for a free consultation session. I took him up on his offer and in the consultation, we ran through my profile, motivations and work experience in more details. __________________________________________ Profile: Background and nationality English, based in UK - recently turned 30 Undergrad Information BSc Economics - University of Bath - Second Class Honors First Division (roughly converts to 3.4 GPA I think) GMAT: 740 (Q49, V41, IR 8, AWA 6.0) Work experience and leadership: (I have removed organization names for sake of anonymity, but they are all internationally recognized) Associate at Segregated Hedge Fund within top tier Investment Bank/Asset Manager (London, UK), 2 years Analyst ...
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    Joe Bennis
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Got Into Top Choice With Greg’s Interview Help!
    11 months ago
    There’s something to be said about going with a smaller consultancy and getting non-canned, dedicated support. Greg was exactly that - if you want thoughtful, dedicated and tailored advice, I would highly suggest his services. I paid higher fees for Manhattan Prep and I can guarantee he is so much more worth it hour vs. hour - no comparison. He’s a great blend of very knowledgeable and very supportive, which address the two biggest stresses of the MBA application process: the intellectual challenge of getting in and the emotional roller-coaster of the process. I am thrilled to say with his interview prep support, I got into my top choice - and I really don’t know if I would’ve had it not been for Greg!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Re-Interviewed At Harvard/Stanford, Admitted With Greg’s Support!
    11 months ago
    As a somewhat ‘vanilla’ candidate (graduated from Big 10 public university, 750+ GMAT, white male), I was determined to make the most of my interview invitations at HBS and Stanford. I sought out an admissions consultant to conduct ‘mock interviews,' to receive a strategic read of my application, identify likely interview directions, gain blunt feedback on my presentation style, and receive support for HBS’ post-interview reflection. Greg Guglielmo from Avanti Prep provided all three, going above-and-beyond the call to support my candidacy and contribute to my ultimate admission. Through the course of our first of two mock interview sessions (via Skype), Greg’s familiarity with my application materials went far beyond a glance of my resume. His interview closely mirrored the GSB interview format and struck a perfect balance ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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