Mr. Amazon Manager

About Me:

First 2.5 years of my career: Vendor Manager for a top 3 tech company. My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I moved to different cities after college to chase our “dream” first jobs. After 2.5 years apart, I made the tough but correct decision to leave a job I loved to be with her. Currently work at portfolio company of top tier PE firm.


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Tuck, Kellogg SOM

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Princeton

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.2

GMAT: 740

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Volunteer Ski Instructor for children with mental and physical disabilities (80 hrs/year)

Work History:

Title: Vendor Manager

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Title: Global Account Manger

Industry: Automotive

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

In college, I spent four years on the varsity soccer team at my D1 school. I was never a big contributor during games (only getting playing time here and there), but during my Senior season, I was named team MVP for my “commitment, discipline, and leadership” despite my lack of playing time. Designated as a top 5% performer at top 3 tech company.

Post MBA Goal:

Short-term after earning my MBA, I would like work either in corporate strategy for a fortune 500 CPG company in the food/personal care space or in management consulting focused on the CPG industry. Longer term, I would like to be part of an operating group at a CPG focused PE firm and eventually an executive at a PE owned CPG food company.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    You have the makings of a first class application to Harvard, Tuck and Kellogg. Your degree from Princeton and your 740 GMAT immediately makes you a very serious candidate. Princeton is the fifth most popular feeder university to HBS after only Harvard, Penn, Stanford, and Yale. In HBS’ Class of 2020, there are 24 alums from Princeton. Your 740 GMAT score is also ten points above the Harvard median. Add to that your time at Amazon and now at a portfolio company for a top private equity player is powerful. Plus, the gals in the admission offices of these schools are going to love your story about leaving a job you loved to be with the one you love. I think all this makes you …

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hello Mr. Amazon Manager, Jen Kedrowski from mbaMission here. Your willingness to share some of your personal story, such as the decisions you and your wife made related to your career choices is a positive in my view, as letting the admissions committee know your more personal motivations, rationale for your choices, and perspectives will help in this process, especially in an application process like Harvard’s…. most of the successful HBS applicants I’ve worked with have shown a more personal side to themselves in the essays and interview, beyond what may be shown in other school applications.

    I am hopeful for your consideration at top MBA programs, with your experience at Amazon and currently at the portfolio company of a PE firm, and …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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