Kelly Lombard

Senior Consultant

Avanti Prep

New York

United States

Consultant Bio

Kelly has been involved in MBA admission consulting for over 4 years, assisting over 30 applicants during that time. While his six years in U.S. Navy Special Operations enables Kelly to provide deep perspective for military applicants, he can leverage his experiences at Bain & Company, J.P Morgan, and Vicarious AI (a Series-C startup) to help any applicant.

Originally from Philadelphia, Kelly studied Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University and graduated in 2011. Kelly enlisted as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician following his undergrad. Kelly then worked in Electronic Equities at JPMorgan before matriculating at Wharton where he was an Operations and Marketing duel major. After graduating Wharton, Kelly joined Bain & Co.’s NYC office. At school, he was involved in the Veterans club, served as a Communications Fellow, and was on the Wharton Dean’s Advisory Council.

Company Information

Avanti Prep has built a first-class reputation for the quality, commitment, depth, and attention to detail that we deliver, as well as for our expertise across MBA admissions, storytelling, coaching, and messaging. We realize that’s more or less what everyone on here says, so the best recommendation we can make is to read the testimonials below.

Those testimonials provide detailed insight into how past clients viewed their experiences with Avanti Prep — and in many cases how those experiences compared to applicants’ previous experiences applying on their own or with another firm. The testimonials are often very specific, creating greater transparency with respect to process, thoroughness, impact, and results.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Avanti Prep offers Workshops, Packages, Hourly Services, and à la carte Interview Prep, as well as Pre-Application Advisory and Career Services (details below).

Despite having one of the strongest reputations in the marketplace, our Hourly Services pricing ranks among the most affordable when measured against industry peers. On average, Avanti Prep clients save $43 to $123 *per hour* relative to similar marketplace offerings – for what we (and countless former clients) believe is a superior experience.

Our Interview Prep offering is similarly well regarded. The full 3-hour service includes an extended school-specific mock interview (~60 minutes) plus comprehensive feedback and response strategy (~120 minutes). Similarly priced offerings typically include only a 30- to 45-minute mock interview and a 30- to 45-minute feedback session.

We also offer discounted Pre-Application Advisory (for those planning to apply in the future) and Career Services (e.g., career guidance, resume and cover letter reviews). One of the greatest testaments to the quality we deliver and relationships we build is the fact that many of our former “application clients” reach out for Career Services once enrolled.

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Location: New York United States


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