Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team

Krista Nannery

Krista Nannery

Senior Consultant

MBA from: University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Working style: Practical, collaborative, detailed, comprehensive

What I love about my job: Getting to know my clients, their experiences, and what makes them unique and interesting and then helping them tell their story and accompanying them on this potentially life-changing journey. I love working with international applicants and people with international work experience—like me!

In her more than 25 five-star reviews of GMAT Club, Krista Nannery is consistently noted as a thoughtful, caring, and dedicated admissions counselor. She earned her MBA with concentrations in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she was a member of the Dean’s Student Admissions Committee, reading hundreds of applications from candidates and serving as an admissions interviewer. With a BA in English and German from the University of Notre Dame, Krista is a keen writer and editor and has held leadership roles at The Observer and Chicago Business newspapers. She has also been published in the New York Times, Saveur magazine, and other notable media outlets.

Before dedicating herself to the MBA admissions industry, Krista spent 18 years in financial services at Morningstar, the investment data provider, primarily in Chicago and London, but also in Munich, Stockholm, São Paulo, and the Middle East. Not only was she the product manager of Morningstar’s portfolio management and research products for international investors but she also spent time in human resources (HR), redesigning the company’s leadership development program and managing executive succession planning. Her HR experience led her to Accenture, where she helped companies improve the efficiency of their HR processes. She was also responsible for candidate interviews for her practice at Accenture. In her spare time, Krista maintains a popular Web site about traveling and dining out.

I have worked with application consultants throughout my life: boarding school, college, masters’ program, law school, and business school. Out of all 5 consultants I have worked with Krista Nannery was by far the best.

CBS Admit

What really sets Krista apart is her personality and dedication. She has what I would best characterize as a bedside manner. The process can be stressful, but Krista will always make you feel better and get your head back in the game.

Wharton Admit

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