MBA Advice by School

Use this page to view the full interviews with each person (minus all the embarrassing and funny bits). It can be helpful to view the interviews of people who have attended the schools you're targeting. It can also be helpful to find someone with a similar background or someone you relate to.


Ezra Englebardt - psychology of advertising; Planning Director at Mullen and Adjunct Professor at BC; previously at SapientNitro, Digitas


Aryanne Ferranti - sales and marketing; Head of Sales Strategy & Operations at Grovo; previously at TravelClick, American Express, Barclays

Jon Kornik - energy and sustainability; Principal, Energy Access & Investments at Google; previously a Founder of Selador Capital, independent environmental consultant, South Pole carbon asset management, McKinsey


Jonathan Achenbach - Columbia/LBS executive MBA; medical devices and software entrepreneurship; COO at eBackpack, Inc.; previously at Ellman, Urologix, Honeywell International

Masa Masuyama - Columbia/LBS executive MBA; internal corporate projects specialist; Vice President / Project Manager, Global Portfolio & Programme Management at Christie's; previously at Lowes Hotels, Carbon CG, independent consultant, Accenture, A&E, methodfive, Lotus


Roy Johanson - strategist; CEO of Forseti Partners, LLC; previously at Amtrak, McKinsey and Company, Altair Engineering


Wade Barnes - military and clean energy; Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group; previously at Apex Clean Energy, Goldman Sachs & Company, US Navy

Ken Blewett - military and consumer products; Senior Assistant Brand Manager, Crest at Procter & Gamble; previously at US Army

Elizabeth De Montigny - finance and management consulting; Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs and Board Member at Crittenton Women's Union; previously at Bain & Company


Sharon Liszanckie - education and consulting; Executive Director at Boston Preparatory Charter Public School; The Bridgespan Group, Bain & Company, Wellesley Public School

Akhil Nigam - entrepreneurship community leader; Founder and President at MassChallenge; previously at Bain & Company, Fidelity Private Equity Group, Ebusinessware

Jay Palace - independent leadership consulting; Founder/President at Group Experiential Learning; previously at Northstar at Tahoe, Obongo, Digital Think


David Adams - consulting, finance, music; Principal at Bain & Company; previously at Chatham Partners

Gaurav Bhattacharyya - consulting and finance; Principal at Bain & Company; previously at The Parthenon Group, Citigroup Global Investment Bank

Ben Cohen-Leadholm - growth strategy consultant, generalist; Growth Strategy Consultant at Denneen & Company; previously at The Rockport Company, Adidas Group, The World Bank, Fidelity, YouthBuild USA, 

Joel Conkling - renewable energy project investing; Principal, Energy & Sustainability at Google; previously at McKinsey & Company, Sunpower, Banc of America, Cornerstone Research

Eric Dittmar - supply chain specialist; Supply Chain Manager at Apple; previously at Lytro, McKinsey & Company, JP Morgan Chase, Bank One, Navigant

Dan Gagne - finance and management consulting; Principal at A.T. Kearney; previously at Broadcom, HireRight, IBM

Chris Gallant - entrepreneur, consultant, brewmaster; General Manager & Co-Founder at The Bronx Brewery; previously at Bain & Company, Booz & Company

Priya Gandhi - economics, consulting; Consultant at FTI Consulting; previously at Department of Treasury, NERA Economic Consulting, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Karin Gregory - consulting, product strategy; Director of Product at ModCloth; previously at Deloitte Consulting, Sears Holdings Corporation, McKinsey & Company

Jeff Haxer - consulting lifer; Partner at Bain & Company; previously at A.T. Kearney

Mustally Hussain - finance, M&A; Head - Treasury Strategy and ALM at Hyundai Capital America; previously at National Grid, Wright Economics Advisory, Citigroup Global Markets

Kahn Jekarl - software, gaming, entrepreneurism; Founder/CEO at Flow State Media; previously at Zynga, Activision, Back9Links

Murali Krishnan - military, defense; Program Director at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems; previously at Raytheon Missile Systems, Bain & Company, US Air Force

Sheila Krishnan - health and human services; Director of Marketing at Carondelet Health Network; previously at A.T. Kearney

Harpreet Marwaha - consulting, entrepreneurship, strategy; Senior Vice President, Digital Ad Products at YP; previously at Bain & Company, Accenture Technology Labs

Tom Rose - education entrepreneurship; Co-Founder at Testive; previously at ManhattanPrep, The MBA Show, HubSpot

Andi Rugg - consulting, finance; Vice President, Strategy at American Express OPEN; previously at American Express, Booz & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, The TriZetto Group, Mediabolic

Alex Slawsby - consulting, entrepreneurship; Co-founder at Forg; previously at Innosight, IDG Ventures, IDC


Colleen Duke - government, museums; Public Affairs Officer at Consulate General of Canada; previously at Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

Ashish Kasturia - technology development, finance; Director at Visa; previously at Redwood Renewables, Initfini, Banc of America, Credit Suisse First Boston, Pipal Systems, Cisco Systems, Lucent; Siemens

Elizabeth Kearney - healthcare, genomics; Senior Manager, Marketing at Veracyte; previously at CBR Systems (Cord Blood Registry), Genomic Strategy Consulting, National Society of Genetic Counselors

Kasey Miller - consulting, consumer products; Vice President, Merchandise Planning and Operations at Crate and Barrel; previously at McKinsey & Company, Target, Victoria's Secret

Benjamin Olds - consulting, organizational development; Organizational Development / Human Resources at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals; The Monitor Group, Bain & Company, Willamette Management Associates


Steven Cho - entrepreneurism, supply chain, electrical engineering; Co-Founder & CEO at Rolling Box; previously at Quidsi, The Kwanjeong Educational Foundation, Cisco Systems

Jason Liu - consulting, finance; Associate at RBC Capital Markets; previously at Barclays Capital, Accenture

Jason Mitchell - finance, electrical engineering; Equity Research Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch; previously at Freescale Semiconductor, Sigmatel

Amber Turley - finance specialist; Specialty Retail Equity Research Associate; previously at Morgan Stanley, First Command Financial Planning, Concepts Worldwide


Seth Familian - digital strategy, entrepreneurism; Founder + CEO at Maptiv8 and Familian&1; previously at Root Division, 8020 Media, 8020 Publishing


Gina Collins - pharmaceuticals; Senior Product Manager at Genentech


Wendy Lu - organizational consulting; Director, Advisory, People & Change at PwC; previously at Mercer / Oliver Wyman, Genentech / Roche

Anjali Saraf - strategy consulting; Manager - Customer Experience (Health Industries), PwC Advisory Services; previously at Morgan Samuels Company, Wells Fargo, DiamondCluster International

David Sauvage - motion pictures, film; Director - Documentary and Music Video


Victor Calanog - real estate, urban economics; Chief Economist & Senior Vice President at Reis and Research & Teaching Fellow at the Wharton School; previously at Ateneo de Manila University

Christina Chang - finance specialist; Vice President, Asset Management at The JBG Companies; previously at Bucknell University, Brandywine Group Advisors, Tots

Christina Claudio - consulting, professional sports; Associate at A.T. Kearney; previously at National Football League, Major League Baseball

Will Conkling - renewable energy specialist; Energy, Global Infrastructure at Google; SunEdison, Exelon, EAPC Wind Energy Services

Mars Hanna - renewable energy, government policy; Senior Manager, Market Strategy at Opower; previously at U.S. Department of Energy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Venkat Jonnala - consulting, NGOs; Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group; previously at ZenKars, World Food Programme, Intellecap

Saritha Peruri - clean energy, consulting; EVP Finance at Permacity Solar; previously at Solar Provider Group, International Fuels, Ceres

Daniel Siegman - finance, consulting; Vice President at Trilantic Capital Partners; previously at Invus Financial Advisors, The Boston Consulting Group, American Express

John Wilson - consulting, finance; Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group; previously at NBCUniversal, ACCION International, Clearlight Partners, Bain & Company

Jay Wong - hospitality, generalist; Associate Director, Global Operations Planning at Starwood Hotels & Resorts; previously at Genentech, Health Evolution Partners, UBS Investment Bank, Nordstrom