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Mr. Entrepreneurial Bassist

About Me:

Internationally touring classical bassist, nonprofit arts manager and consultant specializing in underserved and artistic communities, and owner of private events firm providing music to dozens of Fortune 500 clients. Discovering a love of strategy and the ESG space as an artistic entrepreneur, he is now targeting sustainable consulting at an MBB.


Undergrad School: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Undergrad Major: Classical Bass Performance

GPA: 3.61

GMAT: 740

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Mysore Ashtanga Yoga (6am, 6 days a week at a studio), Teach music pro bono to underserved Latinx youth

Work History:

Title: Bassist

Industry: Music Performance

Company: Freelance

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Title: Arts Management Consultant

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 5 yrs

Big Life Wins:

Performing for 20,000+ Golden State Warriors game, 3000+ with 2x Platinum artist Evanescence, national tour with Afghan superstar Dawood Sarkhosh, and shows with jazz legends Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau. Another recent major win has been making a meaningful impact on 30+ families as an online music teacher during the coronavirus crisis.

Post MBA Goal:

Short term goal: consultant at MBB style firm. Long term goal: sustainability consultant at MBB style firm, boutique firm, or ESG internal strategy at Fortune 500 company.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, Wharton, Yale, MIT Sloan, Darden


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 17%

  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 25%

    What a terrific profile you bring to the game and with the kind of basic stats that Stanford would love. I think your accomplishments are so unusual and so impressive that the GSB will at the very least want to interview you. If there is any doubt, it has to do with your goal to become a sustainability consultant. The big question is: Where in your profile is there a demonstrated interest in sustainbility and either work experience or extras that show that connection from your passion for this field to what you ultimately want to do with your MBA. And sure, your undergraduate school is certainly not a feeder to the GSB. But I think this is such an incredible profile that you have …

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  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission. Wow, it’s not every day that I get to read the profile of an accomplished bassist! You’re clearly an accomplished musician with strong community involvement and great academics.

    But the one thing that struck me about your profile – from the limited information that I have, your goals seem out of left field. Why do you want to be a sustainability consultant – over the years, what are the professional experiences, personal experiences, and observations that have led you to want to pursue this path? What are the transferrable skills you’ll bring to it, both from your nonprofit consulting days and your musical career? You’ll want to explain this very clearly in your applications and …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Mr. Entrepreneurial Bassist – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan Cera here, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus.

    You have an incredibly unique professsional background that will allow you to stand out in the application process. As you consider next steps, think about why you want to go into sustainabiltiy consulting and what impact you see yourself making. What skills and knowledge have you developed to date that you can build on during an MBA program that will set you up to acheive your goals.

    Stanford is looking for students who want to Change Lives, Change Organizations and Change the World. I presume that you are already changing lives through your support of underserved Latinx youth. What vision do you have to change the world? And what …

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