Mr. Restaurateur

About Me:

Currently, I am a corporate strategy associate at a major CPG, hoping to use an MBA to facilitate a transition to the restaurant industry. My near-term goal is to work at a hospitality investment fund, and in the long term, work with my brother (a chef) to develop and operate our own portfolio of restaurants along the East coast. I love to cook, travel, and play with my dog!


Target School: Columbia

Considering: Harvard

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Northeastern University

Undergrad Major: Business Management

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 720

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Volunteer Board Member of an NYC Non-Profit, and a Junior Lead for a Strategy Network organization at my company (facilitate networking events, speakers, mentorship matches etc).

Work History:

Title: Strategy Associate

Industry: Technology

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Corporate Strategy Associate

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 100 Top 10

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

Getting the woman of my dreams to marry me!

Convincing my parents and family to legally adopt my best friend, a foster child his entire life, when he was 13 and then helping him to achieve his goals and secure a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to transition from a corporate strategy role to working as an analyst at a restaurant-focused investment group. My goal is to leverage my experiences in synthesizing consumer trends to drive growth at the business, while learning the skills necessary to ultimately go on to develop and maintain my own portfolio of restaurants.


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The Experts Rate The Odds At: 25%

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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Mr. Restaurateur,
    Love your dream to own a portfolio of restaurants! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. Congrats also on your personal triumphs! I think you present a very compelling profile – from your solid academic track record and strong career trajectory to your community leadership. As you put your apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to be passionate about becoming a restauranteur. Many people love to cook or have friends and family in the restaurant business, but not many pursue an MBA to start a restaurant. Further, why MBA? What specific skillset or knowledge are you seeking at Columbia that you need to have in order to be a successful restauranteur? In fact, many in the business do not have MBAs. …

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