Kellogg | Ms. Kellogg Bound Ideator
GMAT 710, GPA 2.4
IESE | Mr. Future Brand Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 2.8
IU Kelley | Mr. Tech Dreams
GMAT 770, GPA 3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Brazilian Black Engineer
GMAT 705, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Research 2+2
GMAT 740, GPA 3.96
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Military 2.0
GRE 310, GPA 2.3
Duke Fuqua | Mr. National Security Advisor
GMAT 670, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Ms. Asian Media
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Techie Teacher
GMAT 760, GPA 3.80
Kellogg | Mr. Pretty Bland
GMAT 710, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. MD
GMAT 630, GPA 3.24
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Fintech Startup
GMAT 570, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Unicorn Strategy
GMAT 740 (estimated), GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Ms. Global Empowerment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.66
MIT Sloan | Mr. Semiconductor Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.68
Columbia | Mr. Worker Bee
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
Wharton | Ms. Ultimate Frisbee
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Chicago Booth | Mr. M7 Aspirant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.79 / 4.00
Yale | Mr. MBA Attorney
GMAT 730, GPA 2.93
Harvard | Mr. Veteran
GRE 331, GPA 3.39
INSEAD | Mr. Consulting Dream
GMAT 760, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. Hustler
GMAT 760, GPA 4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Spaniard
GMAT 710, GPA 7 out of 10 (top 15%)
INSEAD | Ms. Humble Auditor
GMAT 710, GPA 3.56
MIT Sloan | Mr. Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.7

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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  • 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

  • Best Bang for Your Buck: Accepted to MIT Sloan
    2 weeks ago
    I found Greg / Avanti Prep through the GMAT Club consultant reviews and reached out for a free consultation. I had applied to a lot of top schools in round 1 but didn't get any interviews except for MIT Sloan. Wanting to maximize my chances, I did an interview prep session with Greg. During the free consultation, we clicked immediately, and Greg offered a lot of great advice beyond just the interview related ones. During our interview prep session, Greg conducted an elaborate interview in the MIT-specific style. We then spent even more time for him to give me even more detailed feedback for every single question. For the actual interview, I felt very confident because we had practiced almost every single one of the ...
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    Bryan Wang
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Application Experience & Kellogg Acceptance!!
    3 weeks ago
    Background information and choosing a consultant: It all started back in June of my application year when I gave my 2nd GMAT. I scored a 690 and knew I had blown away my chance of getting into a top 10 MBA school. I come from a very overly represented group of applicants. Thus, a GMAT score that was less than the higher end of school averages will not cut it for me. I scheduled my next GMAT for August and was hoping to close GMAT for good then. Luckily, I was able to get the desired score. The next day onward I scheduled 30 minute free consultations with 6 admissions consultancies over the course of next 1-1.5 weeks. I vetted out major consultants and zeroed in ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Increased my chances by miles: Accepted to a Top 10 Program
    4 weeks ago
    Indian female - 730 GMAT - Engineering graduate with a 9/10 GPA from a tier-1 college - 5 years of work experience in Education and Ed-Tech While researching ways by which I could bolster my application process, I came across Avanti Prep and signed up for a free consultation. Greg’s opinions and insights during that introductory call were honest, practical and really useful. It gave me a good sense of my chances of securing an admission in my desired Universities (all in the top 10) and the effort I’d need to put in. I signed up for hourly services with Greg (5 hours) to work on Story Analysis and Planning, Story and Career Goal Development, Essay Brainstorming, and Essay Reviews for 3 schools. As a result ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Columbia Admit – Extensive Interview Prep
    4 weeks ago
    I reached out to Avanti Prep once I received my interview invite from Columbia. Having been rejected from M7 schools in the previous application cycle with almost the exact same profile (extremely competitive demographic, 740 GMAT, 6 years work-ex), I wanted to make sure I converted my chances this time around. I had already given a couple of interviews with other schools and my preparation was decent, but after my Columbia mock interview with Greg, I felt confident that I was going to do well in my interview. For starters, what was scheduled to be a 2.5hr call went on for ~4hrs due to the level of detail Greg dives into while not only analyzing answers to each question – but also helping me stitch ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Very valuable, honest advice - highly recommended!
    1 month ago
    I received a 4 hour scholarship as a GmatClub school moderator. To kick off I had a half hour call with Greg, which he offered free of charge. Talking to him, you immediately notice that he is super knowledgeable and he had some great pointers. Despite the fact that I though I had already put a lot of time into school research, he was able to bring a couple additional schools on my radar. In addition, we were able to work out the school that would offered the best template for pieces of the advice to carry over to other applications. After developing our method of attack I send Greg a couple of essays for one of the B-Schools I was targeting. He came back really fast with very ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Excellent Application Strategy & Advice - Accepted to M7
    2 months ago
    I was a second-time applicant with a strong GMAT score and a reasonable work profile. I had used another consultant in my first year of applications and decided to go with Greg the second time around. Firstly, Greg is just an amazing person to talk with and share your stress as you go through applications. He never went for a hard sell on using his services but eventually, when I decided to go with him, he was fully invested and dedicated, unlike another consultant I had. Greg clearly has an idea of what admissions teams look for as he helped pick out the best stories and finesse them for the goals, essays, and overall application narrative. I was very invested in the application process and Greg was ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Extremely Thankful – 3 Scholarship Offers Despite Profile Obstacles
    3 months 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
    4 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
    4 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)
    8 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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