Phillip Herring


Charlotte, North Carolina

United States

Consultant Bio

I have a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia. I am a Founder and Principal of PJH & Associates, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based hedge fund specializing in systematically trading global futures markets. I spearhead the firm’s strategic planning, including product development, sales and marketing — as any card-carrying entrepreneur and finance guru would.

Before this, I was Founder and Principal of Systematic Alchemy, a New York-based hedge fund specializing in systematically allocating capital to Commodity Trading Advisors. Prior entrepreneurial endeavors include launching Excelsius Investments Inc., a Multi-Manager Commodity Pool Operator and Registered Investment Advisor from 2002 – 2011. When I am not trying to outwit the global futures markets, I can be found playing guitar, planning a surf trip or reading the new issue of The Economist at the local coffee shop.

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: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Phone: 866-409-4753



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • An Excellent Adviser & Strategist!
    5 years ago
    Phillip was clearly an expert in the process. It was my first time working with an admission consultant. However, Phillip made the entire journey very smooth. His knowledge about B-schools and admission selection process is very commendable. Also, his quick study of the candidate is very appreciative. He was quickly able to understand my strengths and was able to put all my information/background together to help me form my story!! We had very little time however, Phillip managed to guide me well and make whatever little time available very effective and making me think on the right strategy and path. In the end, it all came out well. Phillip helped me apply in two schools UCLA and Haas and I got an admitted ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great experience working with Admissionado
    6 years ago
    I am a re-applicant who applied five school last year and got 0 interviews, and I did not work with any admission consultant. This year, at first I was skeptical to use a MBA consulting agency, but I decided to give a try with Phillip at Admissionado, and only applied to two schools - Columbia Business School and UCLA Anderson this year at round 1. I have received two interviews from both school within 20 days of application submission. A 100% rate. I believe Phillip played a critical role making this happen because of the following: 1) He is a very nice and easy going person to talk to, and also very encouraging when I had my doubts. This makes our email and phone conversations ...
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    Daniel Xu
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  • Worth every penny!
    6 years ago
    Working with Admissionado was easily the best and smartest decision I made when preparing to apply to business school. I am a re-applicant and having gone 0 for 4 the previous year, I am ecstatic to announce that I received my first acceptance from a top-10 program just a couple of weeks back! As a former competitive athlete who understands the importance of peaking at the right time under the guidance and motivation of the right coach who can truly bring out your best, I knew right away I would be in good hands with the team at Admissionado after my consultation call. My consultant Phillip was incredibly knowledgeable about my target schools and really understood my background and career aspirations. I knew I had the ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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