Mark is a graduate of the Wharton Business School and Stanford Law School.
He is a Los Angeles native and has been around great story tellers all his life. He has long been fascinated by the power of language, critical thought, and story arcs. This led him to Stanford Law School, where he honed these crafts and grew familiar with how a highly selective university goes about choosing who it will admit into its community. Just down the walkway during this time, soon-to-be-household names like Google and eBay were springing up, and Mark leaped right from law school into the dotcom boom.
After working in a number of startups that are not household names, he went on to spearhead applications product marketing for Oracle Corporation, which shared similarities with the marketing he’d done on behalf of himself while aspiring to enter the country’s elite graduate schools. This is when Mark decided to begin offering his skills to other MBA and JD applicants in his spare time as well. After this first role at Oracle, Mark was awarded with a position in the company’s CEO office, which he held until leaving for business school.
Mark chose to attend Wharton because of his passion for the financial markets, and a desire to experience East Coast life for the first time. This was highly rewarding, and toughened him up enough that he decided to stay on the East Coast (and London) indefinitely. But after trading jobs at Lehman Brothers and a small prop trading firm coincided with the market cataclysms of 2008, he gravitated back home to Los Angeles to use his skills in specialty finance within granular illiquid market niches, particularly real estate.
This is when he began counseling MBA applicants in earnest. Mark prides himself on rapid high-quality work turnarounds, crafting novel insights out of seemingly ordinary backgrounds, and helping others to overachieve. In his spare time he enjoys international travel, fine art, sports, and following current affairs.
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The testimonials below are from just some of Mark’s successful clients:
Accepted to Stanford
I had the great pleasure of working with Mark, and I strongly believe he provided a true value to my application. In formulating my narrative, he helped me take a “thesis-like” approach and tell a story that was true to myself and presented my ideas and experiences in an organized yet creative manner. As part of the editing process, his straight-forward and concrete feedback helped refine my ideas and elevate my writing. Something else that sets Mark apart is his rapid turnaround time. As a candidate who had a good amount of work left to complete in the final weeks before the application was due, I was very impressed with his responsiveness, ability to provide edits within hours, and willingness to make himself available on short notice. I really enjoyed working with Mark—he is an incredibly creative and thoughtful consultant and I think the success of his clients attest to this. Do yourself a favor, and work with Mark!
Accepted to Harvard Business School
Mark was an incredible help in my MBA application process and he helped me to get into my top choice business school. Mark helped me to become more confident in my interviews, and helped me to perfect my essays through his meticulous and thoughtful review of my work. He was incredibly prompt to reply to me and answer my numerous questions. He is friendly and approachable, and will make you feel much more confident entering the application process. I cannot recommend Mark or his work enough!
Accepted to Kellogg on Scholarship
Mark has been a phenomenal resource for me throughout the MBA application process. He is comprehensive and timely in his draft reviews, and has a unique ability to help craft your story into something unique and spectacular. Mark helped me prep and excel in my interviews and I always felt like a top priority for him. Mark played an integral role in helping me get into multiple top schools with scholarships. His services were the best investment I could’ve made and I would enthusiastically recommended him for all those going through the application process!
Accepted to Berkeley Haas
Mark helped to make my MBA application journey a much smoother and more enjoyable ride than it might otherwise have been. I decided quite late that I wanted to apply, and so needed a lot of help during the short period of time to get my applications into good shape. I was impressed how quickly Mark was able to get up to speed with my situation and work out how best to help me achieve my goals. Without knowing me for very long, he was soon able to provide deep and meaningful insights into quite personal aspects of my applications. This speaks to his natural ability to understand people, but also to understand what it is that the schools are looking for (having detailed specific knowledge of each of the schools I was applying to), and how to bring out the best in the applicant. He helped me to focus on areas and themes I might otherwise have neglected. Applying for an MBA is an introspective journey, and Mark was extremely helpful in guiding me along this path. More than this, he often went beyond what I would have expected, reviewing and sending comments on my essays often late into the night (when I would send them to him!). He was even sending me comments and fielding calls from a gondola in Venice at one stage!