Seth G.

Senior Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

An MBA graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Seth has supported a range of business school candidates and advised scores of successful applicants on essay writing, interview preparation and overall positioning. At Tuck, Seth supported the Director of MBA Admissions on matriculant research and data analysis. His professional background includes management roles at The New York Times as well as real estate sales. Seth’s entrepreneurial background includes founding two companies in the US and co-founding one in India. He has advised other entrepreneurs in Europe, South Africa and Bangladesh, and helped organize a national conference for LGBT MBAs. Seth graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Denison University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and was awarded the Presidential Medal, his alma mater’s highest honor.

Company Information

Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on with the highest number of admits and 4+ star ratings. We’re the first firm in the admissions consulting industry to provide such proof of performance. Furthermore, we are accredited with an A+ Rating for service quality by the Better Business Bureau, recognizing us for a complaint-free record of client satisfaction.

We know that applicants have full-time jobs, family obligations and a social life. So, The MBA Exchange remains accessible to them seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. We respond to our clients within hours, not days.

We feature more former admissions professionals, adcoms, evaluators and interviewers from more schools than any other firm in the world. Our consultants come from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Tuck, Kellogg, Yale, Cornell, Fuqua, INSEAD, London Business School and other top schools. These professionals are committed exclusively to The MBA Exchange and to your admissions success. You get the intimate 1-on-1 service of a boutique plus the resources of an entire firm.

Our team includes seasoned business professionals with the experience to help differentiate you from your competitors. Regardless of your industry or function, our consultants have either worked in it, consulted to it, or helped applicants from it crack top b-schools. Some of our consultants are full-time while others have complementary business interests that add freshness and energy to the engagement. Our team is based in 11 countries worldwide and has served clients from over 70 countries. We have an intimate understanding of the nuances and subtleties of nationality, ethnicity and culture.

We don’t dole out personalized admissions guidance via blogs, podcasts and online forums for applicants who are competing against our clients. We also don’t publish guides or books that would only dilute the effectiveness of proven strategies by helping thousands of other applicants. At The MBA Exchange, our sole focus is on you and your admissions success. Our expertise becomes your competitive advantage. We put our customized guidance to work exclusively for the benefit of each client on our limited roster, not their competitors.

The best way to begin your MBA admissions journey is with our candid assessment of your competitive strengths, vulnerabilities and target schools. No cost, no obligation. Just visit our website and tell us about yourself.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Gaining admission to highly selective business schools requires a combination of analysis, planning strategic guidance and tactical support. Our Comprehensive Consultation ensures that your admissions campaign will be authentic, effective and efficient, from start to finish.


  • GMAT and GRE test preparation
  • Test anxiety counseling
  • Social media profile optimization
  • Translation services
  • Video essay coaching
  • Interview coaching
  • Team-based discussion prep
  • Waitlist coaching & support
  • AppCheck™ application review
  • Post-admit background verification
  • MyAdcom™ application test
  • Ding analysis and feedback

Location: United States

Phone: +1 888-305-5553



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • I totally recommend Seth
    1 year ago
    Seth is very diligent and detail-oriented. Needless to say he is extremely skilled and informative. He played a very crucial role in my application process and I ended up with successful top apps. With everything that went on at work, I was preoccupied with tasks/deliverables and if not for Seth, I wouldn't have done justice to the application process. He challenged me at every step as much as he was critical. His feedback wasn't always rosy but it propelled me to constantly improve and make the content better. He was timely in responding (very responsive) and went above and beyond his role, assumed extra responsibilities to just get the apps out on time. I can't thank him enough and I definitely attribute a huge part ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Incredible working with Seth
    2 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Seth when I was applying to schools for the Class of 2017, and I can say without a shred of doubt that Seth was instrumental in achieving admission to my dream school. He's honest, at times brutally so (he'll definitely let you know when your essay drafts are sub-par!) but never mean or unfair. More critically, he is clear with his feedback and works to make sure your voice and your story comes through, rather than putting words in your mouth. No doubt this often makes for more back and forth which only means more work for Seth, but he patiently powers through because he knows the end result is a more powerful and honest essay from the ...
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    Class of 2017 Anonymous
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  • The MBA Exchange was instrumental
    2 years ago
    The MBA Exchange was instrumental in allowing me to put forth the best possible application and find effective ways to sell my non-traditional, qualitatively-oriented educational and career background. My uphill battle was compounded by two layoffs within the past five years and subsequent difficulty in maintaining a track record of increasing stature and responsibility in my work positions. More than anything, what the MBA Exchange brought to the process was perspective. I My consultant, Seth Gilmore, challenged me to bring everything about; placing my story, crafting my niche, and selling that to the audience. This applied to every aspect of the application, above and beyond the essays. Seth brought the essential reviewer/reader’s perspective and his input enabled me to refine and emphasize certain points to ...
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    Class of 2016 Anonymous
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  • I would like to recommend Seth Gilmore of MBA Exchange
    2 years ago
    I would like to recommend Seth Gilmore of MBA Exchange. I am sure that without his assistance I wouldn’t have made it to one of the top 10 business schools (poetsandquants ranking). Seth coached me through entire process; working with him was an absolutely transformative experience. The list of items was pretty much the same the most MBA consulting companies offer but the personal approach really made the difference. Seth helped me to re-evaluate my achievements and shape my personal brand without adding anything that wasn’t part of me. He helped me to completely revamp the resume, articulate my short- and long-term goals and prepare the essays for each school in a clear and compelling way. Seth was very diligent and professional. He was replying ...
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  • Fantastic experience working with Seth
    2 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Seth in helping me draft applications to 5 top tier schools. Seth went out of his way to work with my schedule and help me work through the full MBA Exchange process to get a firm grasp on my goals and my story. These were things that I knew internally, but working with Seth to put a clear definition on my long term goals, my goals for business school, and identifying my unique qualities and value-adds to an MBA community will serve me for years to come. Seth was remarkably great with his speed of response and provided detailed feedback so that I was able to communicate my goals in my essays and create an arc for my ...
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    Class of 2018 Anonymous
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