Mr. Veteran To Startup

About Me:

Served as an Officer for 5 years leading a mechanized platoon of 4 fighting vehicles and 36 soldiers through multiple training exercises and a deployment to the Republic of Korea. Volunteered for position in Basic Training environment where I eventually became the head of operations for a 1,300 person unit. Now with a tech startup doing finance.


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Undergrad School: United States Military Academy at West Point

Undergrad Major: Environmental Science and Engineering

GPA: 3.06

GRE: 323

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Division 1 Baseball, Coach/Volunteer at First Tee Group

Work History:

Title: Financial Operations Associate

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Rated the top performing platoon after building it up from scratch, later rated top officer in my tenure group in basic training role. Named head of seed stage funding group at startup that raised $2.5M within 4 weeks of transitioning out of the military.

Post MBA Goal:

I hope to start as an associate at an Investment Firm specializing in renewable energy/sustainability. After 3-5 years of building skills and knowledge of the space I will transition into early stage investing with a VC firm focusing on cleantech and sustainability.


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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Veteran to Startup, this is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions Counseling and I am glad to weigh in on your profile. Thank you for your military service—and it is impressive the accomplishments you had in the military. It is impressive that you already have transitioned to a startup in a financial ops role and I think an MBA can help you make your career transition to early stage investing. West Point is obviously a very respected program—having the 3.06 is not quite up to the CBS gpa average but they may overlook this on the basis of your other strengths—I do think it is worth applying and that you could look into excelling in some quant courses in some additional college courses or …

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