Zachary White

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions


United States

Consultant Bio

With seven years of experience in admissions and another 10 in executive search, Zach has spent his entire career supporting people through transitional life moments both educational and professional. He served as an Assistant Director of Admission at Yale SOM, where he travelled domestically and internationally to recruit traditional MBA candidates. He also played a lead role in launching the school’s Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program, which aims to expand interest in graduate management education among traditionally underrepresented groups.

As a Senior Search Consultant and Director of Communications at one of the nation’s leading search firms in the US education space, Zach has helped countless candidates improve their resumes, interview skills, personal statements, and overall application strategy, while coaching search committees on the evaluation of top talent. He also sharpened honed his writing and editing skills as the company’s Director of Communications and research. Zach earned an A.B. in philosophy from The University of Chicago and holds a master’s degree in architecture history and theory from the Yale University School of Architecture.

Company Information

Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Goal development. Candidacy positioning. Interview coaching. Designed to guide you carefully through the entire application process, our MBA packages draw on our team’s industry expertise as former Directors and Associate Directors of Admissions at the world’s best business schools. For the highest impact, we recommend our Comprehensive Package or Premium Package Upgrade services.

One-School Package: $5,900 (Expert coach) $6,900 (director / senior expert coach)
Two-School Package: $7,900 (Expert coach) $9,200 (director / senior expert coach)
Three-School Package: $9,750 (Expert coach) $11,350 (director / senior expert coach)
Four-School Package: $11,450 (Expert coach) $13,350 (director / senior expert coach)
Five-School Package: $13,000 (Expert coach) $15,200 (director / senior expert coach)

You will work with a dedicated Expert Coach throughout the entire process, with input from our resume specialist and a mid-point review of your entire application by another of our Expert Coaches. Our Fortuna Coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top business school.

Location: Massachusetts, United States




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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • All I Needed And More!
    3 years ago
    Working with Zach and Fortuna was one of the best decisions I made throughout this application process. As a "non-traditional" MBA applicant, I was reticent to apply to reach programs. Zach's encouraging and introspective comments boosted my confidence and supported me in crafting a wonderful application. On top of the guidance on MBA applications, Zach helped reframe my thoughts on my future career goals and helped me refine my story. Thanks to his insight and thoughtful feedback, I received an admit to the school of my dreams in an extremely competitive year. In addition, I had the chance to interact and work with other Fortuna staff members, who I found to be extremely supportive and professional. Highly recommend working with Zach and the rest of ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Fantastic Experience!
    3 years ago
    I had a great experience with Zach and was accepted to my top choice schools. Zach was exceedingly helpful in guiding me towards a coherent story that aligned with my past experiences. He helped me understand key selling points and create a plan for communicating these points across my applications. Zach was a fantastic listener and added thoughtful insights at each step of the application process. I would recommend Zach to any prospective business school applicant.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Best Decision Of My Career
    3 years ago
    Working with Mr. White was the best decision I've made. With a combination of his communication as well as education experience, Mr. White was able to help my application and story on many different levels - levels that I did not know existed. His leadership style was laissez-faire (at least with me), encouraging me to take the lead and think deep within my life to proactively bring out new, creative ideas while he provided direction. This brought out the best in me and I was able to dig out stories and examples that I would not have otherwise been able to. He competently orchestrated these diverse stories into a well thought out application, as he understood my unique selling points and matched them to the ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Zach Exceed Expectations
    3 years ago
    Zach is a fantastic Admissions Consultant. The first thing that struck me about Zach are his strong listening and teamwork skills. Zach listens, considers, contemplates, and raises questions. These skills, coupled with his design and philosophy experience, allows him to bring thoughtful, creative ideas to the table. Zach was invaluable in helping me with tasks both big and small, from refining my story and future goals to word edits and a more effective resume format. His broad experience across many domains really shined through here. Finally, when I had questions about a specific school, Zach went above and beyond to solicit information (and time) from other consultants at Fortuna. In summary: Zach really cares... and that's important. I give Zach my highest recommendation and am ...
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