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Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Nonprofit and Social Enterprise
Bain & Company
Greg holds an MBA with concentrations in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Elon University. At Kellogg, Greg was an alumni interviewer, and through that experience, gained insight into what the top business schools value in candidates.
Greg Nantz is currently a Case Team Leader at the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisory firm that supports nonprofits, philanthropies, and impact investors to increase their social impact. Since joining Bridgespan, he has advised on strategic planning efforts with a range of foundations and nonprofit organizations, supporting operating model design, conducting financial modeling, developing new organizational structures and providing recommendations on subsidiary structure (i.e., 501(c)3, 501(c)4, for-profit, etc.) Most recently Greg has supported Bridgespan’s impact investing practice, conducting due diligence and portfolio analysis for impact investments on behalf of several major investment management firms.
Prior to Bridgespan, Greg was a research analyst in Economic Studies for the Brookings Institution, where he conducted economic analyses and authored policy briefs on topics including fiscal policy, labor policy, infrastructure finance, and the social safety net. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Greg continues to be active in this space, with chapters calling for increased competition through state and federal labor policy reform to be published in a Brookings Institution Press book titled Inequality and the Labor Market in 2021. He began his career as a technology consultant in Deloitte’s federal technology practice.
Ivy Groupe is a leading boutique MBA admissions consulting company which, since inception, has successfully helped clients gain admission to top-tier MBA programs. It has been recognized as a top boutique MBA admissions consulting firm by Poets & Quants. Ivy Groupe’s mission is to help clients tell their story to business schools so that they can achieve their dreams and impact the world.
At the core of our work with clients is an emphasis on authenticity – this comes from a deep-rooted belief that every single person who is applying to business school has a unique story to tell:
We dig deep to unearth your unique attributes and use that as the foundation to help you develop and connect the dots in your story – this is a key differentiator.
YOU are always at the center of what we do – our passion is helping you to tell your story. The business school application process is more of an art than a science and requires an empathetic team – coaching, guiding, and mentoring others is our very ethos. Combined with our in-depth, “no stone left unturned” approach and love of the written and spoken word, we are able to elicit the very best from you.
Founded by top MBA admissions consultant Shaifali Aggarwal (recognized as a top consultant by both Business Insider and Poets & Quants), Ivy Groupe boasts a collaborative team (we support each other behind the scenes!) with a deep focus on turning YOUR story and YOUR passions into YOUR success. Leveraging proven strategies, our MBA consultants work closely with you to help you stand out and achieve your ultimate goal – acceptances to your dream business schools.
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Working with Greg was a pleasure and the return on investment is clear. I was admitted into the Wharton MBA and its Lauder program and received twice the financial aid I hoped for. The initial investment to work with Greg was a bit of a sacrifice for me but it has very more than paid off as I believe Greg helped me to communicate my candidacy in such a compelling way that I was able to obtain admission to Wharton and Lauder during an incredibly competitive year and obtain a financial aid package than I anticipated I could attain.
When looking for a consultant, subject matter expertise is table stakes, but it’s critical to connect with someone who understands you and your story/brand and can help you communicate that in a clear and compelling way. I think Greg excels in all these dimensions, with excellent insight into the core mechanics of the MBA application process but perhaps more importantly excellent cross-cultural language and sensitivity that makes working with him a joy and ensures that the most authentic version of yourself comes out in applications.
Candidly I went into this process feeling that I was a strong candidate as per my professional and academic backgrounds but needed help drafting materials that communicated my vision for the MBA and highlighted my candidacy in the best possible way. I obtained a competitive GMAT score relatively close to the R1 deadline, and to this end needed a consultant that could work with me on a tight timeline. Despite preparing for a major life event,—his wedding—Greg accepted me as a client and worked diligently with me, adeptly giving me his best while balancing this big upcoming life event.
As a black man in the US, I often find that products and services are not well-tailored to my specific experience, culture, and needs. I find that sometimes professionals are unfamiliar with black clients, and therefore less skilled at serving my specific needs. This was not the case with Greg! He had a robust understanding of key elements of African American history and some of the unique challenges black professionals face today. As such, he was able to offer valuable and respectful feedback on my essays which involved plans to better serve black communities. Moreover, and more importantly, the conversations we needed to have about the essays were not painful but rather engaging and pleasurable, and I felt like the final essays that I submitted were clear improvements from my initial drafts that stated my interest and ambitions in a clear and compelling manner.
In the end, I think Greg’s interpersonal skills and strong cross-cultural understanding really makes him unique as an MBA admissions consultant. These skills highlight the value he provides and I can have already seen a clear return on my investment as I was admitted AND offered far greater financial aid than I had dreamed.
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