Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team
mbaMission Founder, Darden MBA, author, and former speechwriter who has been a frontrunner in MBA admissions for more than two decades
How I Can Help You
I am fascinated by our applicants because everyone (yes, everyone!) has a story. I try to keep brainstorming fun and positive so that my clients open up and the serious business of applying to MBA programs becomes very light. I am an informal person and employ humor to ensure that those around me feel at ease, yet I am fully invested, demanding, and dissatisfied when applicants deliver anything less than their best. What that means is that as easygoing as I might be, I am not afraid to push for more. As a former speechwriter, I am entirely willing to tear an essay apart, and as an experienced consultant, I know that candidates benefit from a very healthy dose of honesty when they are not putting in the necessary effort. I enjoy being a partner to my applicants on this journey and find that I am able to reach new levels with my most demanding clients.
Why Choose Me
As a 20-year veteran of the field and the author of two books on MBA admissions, I have a depth of experience that is virtually unparalleled in this arena. However, beyond my perspective, I am also a professional writer at heart, having penned speeches for the Ambassador of Israel to the United States to start my career, published a business ethics case while an MBA student at the Darden School at the University of Virginia (where I was class graduation speaker as well), and written articles for numerous magazines and websites. In my view, combining deep industry knowledge, exceptional creative writing and editing experience, and leadership makes for a powerful combination for MBA applicants to harness.