For those coming from or looking to pivot to a career in social impact or entrepreneurship, Mark is the consultant for you.
Mark is a serial entrepreneur, most recently co-founding a venture-backed startup. His career has taken him from the fast-paced world of banking to mission-driven work in education reform as a teacher (via Teach For America), football coach, and consultant to various school districts and college access nonprofits.
Mark is an avid writer and loves mentoring prospective candidates through the application process – from ideation to acceptance. He has also served as an MBA admissions interviewer. Having counseled many candidates who have gained admission to top-tier schools, Mark’s diverse background offers a unique perspective on how candidates can differentiate themselves to successfully navigate the admissions process.
He scored in the 98th percentile on the GMAT and has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he received a merit scholarship. He lives in Chicago with his fiancé and spends his free time traveling, consulting emerging startups, and serving as a catalyst for the resurgence of his hometown, Buffalo, NY.
School Package Prices
You can purchase schools one at a time, or save thousands by buying three or more schools upfront!
Hourly ConsultingRates for working on an hourly basis are below:
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Below are testimonials from just some of Mark’s recent client success stories:
Accepted to Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, Columbia, and Ohio State
Working with Mark during the application process was an amazing experience! Mark’s genuine enthusiasm, creativity, and desire to learn about my achievements and career aspirations were his most distinguishing factors. He was absolutely instrumental in challenging me to present both an essay and an entire application that captured the most important themes from my life in a concise manner. His encouraging feedback and timely critiques inspired me to write with more purpose and to honestly assess my true passions in life. His frequent questioning and our brainstorming discussions helped me develop not only an excellent essay but also prepared me for the actual interviews, which is an invaluable asset of his service.
As I reflect back on the process, I am so grateful for Mark’s dedication and continual life coaching because it wouldn’t have been possible without him. I am confident that Mark’s advice and support gave me the opportunity to attend my choice of top-tier schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, and Columbia. Despite these wonderful opportunities, Mark mentored me through a difficult personal process that led me to stay home and attend Ohio State. Thank you for your guidance and hard work!
Accepted to Yale SOM (scholarship), Kellogg, Darden and Stern
Beyond myself and my now fiancé, Mark was the person who was most intimately involved in my business school application process. We attacked the process in stages.
First, he helped talk me through the right GMAT prep strategy. We talked about my schedule, my study plans, and the resources I planned to use. Mark was extremely adept at helping me build a prep strategy that was tailored to my work schedule and study habits and that I would actually follow. As a result of this planning, I only had to take the test one time and scored in the 97th percentile.
As I was preparing applications, Mark played the dual role of friend and coach. Our conversations about my goals and career narrative felt like those I had with close friends. Ultimately, it was those conversations that led to thoughtful essays and a clear message during interviews. Mark’s coach hat was put on as he provided nuanced, pointed feedback on my essays and worked with me as I refined my verbal pitch during interview prep.
In the end, we were able to celebrate as I gained acceptance into 4 of the 5 schools I applied to, ultimately deciding on Yale SOM, where I received a scholarship.
Mark is great and I couldn’t recommend leveraging his expertise in the MBA application prep process more highly!