Mark Lellouch

Admissionado

Taos, New Mexico

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

For the past 15 years, I’ve used my consulting skills and management experience to advise nonprofits and environmentally-minded companies in the US, Brazil and Mexico with strategic planning, business evaluation and organization, market analysis, and outreach. After getting an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1996, I headed south to Brazil to become the Marketing Director for SPVS, one of the Nature Conservancy’s most successful in-country partners. While I’m Admissionado’s nonprofit specialist, I’ve spent my life honing my passion for and expertise in the consulting business. I’m also an expert in languages (I grew up in Paris and speak four languages fluently) as well as in computer science, which was my major at Brown University. I’m a published photographer and an aspiring bossa nova guitarist and currently live in Taos, NM.

Company Information

Admissionado is a results-driven MBA admissions consulting agency. We have a lust for smart ideas and tactics that – quite simply – work. We embrace a two-person specialty approach to consulting, leveraging the talents of strategic business geniuses with masters of writing. Browse through our website to get a sense of our style, our process, our team, and our case studies. We’re a no-nonsense crew, committed to delivering a boutique experience that stretches potential and earns admit letters.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We offer three different packages to accommodate individuals with different needs and budgets. Our Gold and Platinum packages include everything under the sun: deep strategic guidance plus comprehensive essay development, along with all the supporting elements such as interview prep, resume and LOR support, and unlimited access to your MBA consultant. We also offer a more economical Silver package (starting at $3,250) for those who prefer a more targeted experience: deep strategy plus comprehensive essay development (and the flexibility to add on any individual elements as needed).

Location: Taos, New Mexico, United States

Phone: 866-409-4753

Email: pquants@admissionado.com

Website: http://www.admissionado.com/mba/pricing

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Incredibly Smooth & Insightful
    9 months ago
    Mark and the Admissionado team were a real pleasure to work with. From the beginning, when it feels like a scramble to achieve a full application, the step by step process was laid out thoroughly and it became easy to visualize the end goal, with each step having a concrete goal and understanding of why it was necessary. They stood by their promise to respond each time within a 72 hour window, and really pushed back on me when it was determined that something was 'not enough', while still helping to guide the thought process without being prescriptive. In turn, my own confidence grew with each step. They really take the time to get to know you as well as the schools you are applying ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Thanks To Mark & Admissionado Team
    11 months ago
    Mark is a brilliant consultant who has been instrumental throughout my EMBA application process. His advice and dedicated support truly elevated the quality of my application. He inspired me to construct my essays more effectively and assisted in helping me represent myself better during interviews. I cannot emphasize enough the value he added and I am grateful for his guidance!
    shuo li
    EMBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Awesome Support By Mark & The Admissionado Team
    1 year ago
    I started working with Mark 2 years out of college and into my job. For someone with a low WE, it was definitely not an easy task to uncover all the leadership stories that can bolster ones application, but Mark was always there to provide the much needed inspiration. My entire life went upside down shortly after starting working with Mark. I relocated back to my home country to support my company's expansion there, but I was hit with the unfortunate news of my father getting cancer and eventually passing away, which forced me to postpone my MBA plans. Throughout this time, Mark and the Admissionado team was supportive and understanding, helping me put my application on hold temporarily until I feel ready to apply ...
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    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • End-To-End Application Help In The 11th Hour
    2 years ago
    My story is a little unusual in that I had first engaged AA back in 2016. Life happened and I couldn't make the MBA application deadlines that year. 6 years passed and then finally in early 2022 - 14 days before the R2 deadline at Wharton EMBA - I decided to submit my application. After 6 years w/o any contact, I reached out to the AA team seeking help with my application and it took them only 24 hours to agree to honor/render the full service under my arrangement from 6 years ago. They not only squeezed me in but fast-tracked the entire process to accommodate my circumstance. Incredible business ethics! Mark is the highest quality professional out there in this area. I closely worked with ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Mark Is A Genius!
    2 years ago
    I absolutely loved working with Mark, initially, I had no idea about the application process but under his thoughtful guidance, we achieved an impossible! With Mark's help I got into my top choice school with a generous scholarship, I applied to 3 schools and received offers from 2. Initially, I started the application process late and was under time constraints, Mark was always there, answered all of my questions, cheered for me, and when I was heading in a different direction, he was there to correct me. I absolutely recommend working with Mark, especially for international applicants because he is aware of the differences in the culture, business and will help shape your application in the best light possible.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Thank You, Mark & Admissionado Team!
    2 years ago
    I applied to 7 top International Relations schools in the U.S. and Europe. With Mark’s help, I was admitted to 6 of them (incl. Columbia SIPA, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Georgetown SFS) with very sizable scholarships and waitlisted by Yale. From our first free consultation, I appreciated Mark’s honesty. I came from a non-traditional background, trying to switch careers to international development after spending 10 years in finance. This was challenging, as I already have two masters’ degrees in Finance and all my international development experience was pro-bono. Mark never tried to give me unrealistic expectations; instead, he emphasized how he could help and support me as I worked to achieve my goal. The whole process felt more than just an essay editing service but ...
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  • Mark & Admissionado Did It
    2 years ago
    My big thanks go to the Admissionado team and Mark personally. If I knew all this in advance, I would be more prepared. My only regret is that I didn’t apply to more schools. I'm sure I would have made it to the top 10 for sure. I applied to 3 schools, received invitations for interviews from all schools, and in 2 schools I got on the waiting list (one of the schools is in the top 5). I was admitted to one of the top 20 schools with a scholarship. If my GMAT were 720+, I would have been accepted to the top 5. I was very happy to work with this company Admissionado. I have heard before that they are the best in their ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Thank You, Admissionado & Mark!
    2 years ago
    I entered the MBA application process with a vague idea of what to do, but with Admissionado and Mark Lellouch's help, I walked out of the process with admission to one of my top choices (Haas) and a hefty scholarship! From day 1, Mark was encouraging, honest, and direct, giving me the feedback I needed to hear instead of just agreeing with me as some of my friends might. He briefed me on each of the schools I was applying to, helping me understand what each focused on, and helping me organize my thoughts to target each school. In every communication, he was polite, responsive, and always provided a point of view that gave me something to think through. As a consultant myself (albeit not an ...
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  • Great Help & Vision!
    3 years ago
    I had a great time with Mark through the Deluxe Package. With his help, I got admitted to two of the schools that I was aiming for: HEC and INSEAD. I immediately clicked with Mark, as he was very kind and open to my ideas and discussions. He listened to my "biography" and understood very quickly my strengths and weaknesses. On this basis, we were able to form a solid strategy and worked on a very short schedule to keep up with the deadlines. Although you have to work hard yourself, you will always be assured that you are working on the right track and that the end will be rewarding: you will know more about yourself (honestly, who doesn't want to) and will be admitted ...
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    Lian Fan
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant
    3 years ago
    I took the Junior Deluxe package + MBA Resume service. I got into my target school, and I am convinced that without Mark's help my application would have been declined. My background and career path are non-traditional, and I have had little exposure to international MBA graduates. I knew that with enough time and research I could probably get by without a consultant, but balancing work + post-grad diploma + GMAT prep was already too much to handle at the time and because there was so much at stake I decided to shell out for a consultant. In hindsight, it was one of the best decisions I could have made. Mark is pleasant to deal with but can be brutally honest when he needs ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Mark!
    4 years ago
    Mark Lellouch from Admissionado was crucial in getting me accepted into Berkeley Haas and LBS's full-time MBA programs! I highly recommend Mark. Mark tries to lay the roadmap of pursuing an MBA. Mark asks you very tough questions about your BIG IDEA, which is essentially showing to schools that you're a business opportunity with extremely high potential. Additionally, Mark makes sure that this BIG IDEA is a realistic goal given your background and experience. It's important that your goals for doing an MBA align really with your past. This required some deep thinking and digging in the beginning. However, once your vision is clear, you're off and running. Additionally, Mark has invaluable feedback to accurately answer essay prompts. With hands-on editing and extremely detailed comments, ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Success After Many Years
    5 years ago
    This is the first consultant experience I had that I enjoyed, which resulted in my first successful application after many years of trying. I saw Admissionado had good reviews on GMATClub so I set up a free profile eval on the website. Claudia got back to me almost instantly (she really responds very quickly) and started the process of connecting me to a consultant. Mark Lellouche reviewed my responses and scheduled an introductory call with me where he shared his thoughts on my profile and my application strategy. I liked what I heard and how it seemed customized and realistic for my situation, so I went ahead with the Deluxe package. Immediately I filled out a very detailed questionnaire so that Mark could come up ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent Adviser Who Helped Me End My Long Journey!
    5 years ago
    As an older applicant who started this journey several years ago, I was stuck without being successful after having three interview invitations. But this time was different. I finally got an admission to the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program. Originally I was skeptical of working with an MBA admission consultant for its cost-effectiveness. This time, as my last trial, I wanted to objectively check my candidacy at least. I remembered Admissionado which a current MBA candidate at a top European school had recommended me during the interview last year. After more than an hour of initial conversation with Mark, I decided to work with him, though I could invest my money in vain. However, It was important for me not to regret for not doing everything ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant
    5 years ago
    I worked with Mark as a re-applicant to four M7 schools. I ended up with admits from 3 of them and a waitlist from the fourth. From the very first Skype call, I felt I was working with a very seasoned consultant who knows the nuances of getting into an M7 school. I found Mark to be excellent at understanding my goals, beliefs, and experiences. He took enough time to walk through all facets of my life so far and followed up with detailed discussions. As a re-applicant, I experienced a world of difference in his approach and its effectiveness when compared to my previous consultant in another online-based consulting service. He pushed me hard to link what I have done so far and what I ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • I couldn't believe the results - admits to the 4 of 4 schools I applied to!
    6 years ago
    Apart from the personal profile and goal guidance, essay assistance and letter of recommendation support, something that really helped me was the interview preparation and mock interview. First, Mark helped me identify which were my best stories and how to analyze them under the STAR approach. This helped me shape my top professional achievements and mistakes into stories that would highlight my strengths, leadership capabilities and areas of improvement. I didn't have much time to prepare for my mock interview, in which I felt I did pretty bad. However, Mark told me I had good stuff to work on, and pointed out which things I shouldn't waste much time on. After only a few hours of practice I felt I was ready to face my ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent advise and mentorship- admitted to several M7 schools (highly competitive background)
    6 years ago
    I signed up for a 5 school JRD package with Mark and it was the best decision ever. With Mark’s help, I got into several M7 schools (with scholarship) and will be attending my dream school (one of HSW- and I come from an extremely overrepresented community- so the odds were stacked against me). Mark is extremely smart (he was a Stanford GSB grad himself) and extremely humble. With his advice, I was able to arrive at strong post-MBA goals based on my background (we went through several iterations for this- he didn’t let me stop till they were rock solid). What I especially liked about Mark was that he wouldn’t just edit something or cut out irrelevant parts of the essay, but he would ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • I highly recommend Admissionado for their professional and attentive approach
    6 years ago
    I am thrilled to let you know that I have been offered admission to the Stanford MSx Program I could not have done without the strong support that I had with Mark and the team at Admissionado. I really connected with Mark and felt that I had known him for a long time. Mark was very meticulous and attentive in his approach. He really grilled me during the prep interviews questioning every answer that I gave him. On the day of the interview I felt fully prepared and really confident that I could answer any question posed by the Adcom. Claudia and Lauren were very friendly, funny and truly professional in their approach. I must admit that I initially I doubted whether I really needed an admission consultant and ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Great advisor
    6 years ago
    I got great help from Mark from the beginning to the end, including interviews. Since I'm not from the states, his ways to address the most important issues that adcoms might find important was great. Also, he has a great ability to realize what’s important to focus on what’s not. I am more than happy to recommend Mark to anyone.
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Excellent service, better results.
    7 years ago
    In Latin America it's common to contact regional consultants to prepare applications for top business schools. However, there are very few available and I was too close to R2 so they all rejected me because they had already taken up so many students. I decided to give Admissionado a try after reading its great reviews online. Mark was the consultant who worked with me during the process. After our initial call, Mark managed to point out my main strengths, weaknesses, and best career accomplishments. This information was important through the whole application, including the interviews. Then we started with back and forth emails to determine my career goals. Although it took too long (sometimes it wasn’t easy to not get discouraged), I managed to build a story ...
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    Manuel Martinez
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