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Ayesha Khan - Ex-McKinsey
Ayesha Khan

Ex-McKinsey

Ayesha worked at McKinsey & Company for 4 years – first as a Business Analyst and then as an Engagement Manager. At McKinsey, Ayesha rotated through a variety of industries in her first two years and then focused on operations and diligence projects.

Ayesha has completed hundreds of case prep sessions and is excited to help candidates through specific and actionable feedback. Ayesha recruited for consulting from a non-target school and can guide candidates through the nuances of each phase of the recruiting process.

Benjamin Foo - Ex-Bain, INSEAD MBA
Benjamin Foo

Ex-Bain, INSEAD MBA

After graduating from INSEAD, Ben joined Bain’s Southeast Asia office, serving clients in TMT, Financial Services, and Private Equity. At Bain, he was part of the interviewing team that ran both interviews and recruiting events.

Ben is currently working for SEEK, a leading owner-operator of employment portals across Asia Pacific, and is a member of the Asia Leadership team. In his role, he works with senior execs on critical business priorities in the Technology & Product space.

Ben has been an interview coach for 2+ years and has >200 coaching hours under his belt; many of his clients have secured offers with the top consulting firms. Beyond work and coaching, Ben is an avid tennis player and enjoys traveling.

Brian Dunne - Ex-BCG, Darden MBA
Brian Dunne

Ex-BCG, Darden MBA

Brian worked as a consultant in BCG’s New York office focused on corporate and digital strategy across industries. Prior to BCG, Brian worked in corporate strategy at IBM and as an Investment Banker for Citigroup.

While at BCG, Brian was a designated experienced hire coach focused on supporting experienced hires and non-traditional candidates (JDs/PhDs) through the case interview process under tight timelines. At IBM, Brian stood up the digital strategy team’s recruitment platform including its candidate identification and evaluation process via the case method and has an inside view on tackling digital/tech oriented cases.

Brian takes a modular approach to case coaching identifying and prioritizing direct next steps and providing an action plan for incremental improvement. As a non-target candidate in both IB and MBB recruiting, Brian has deep personal experience navigating rigorous interview processes successfully and is passionate about sharing his approach.

Charity Wollensack - Ex-McKinsey, Wharton MBA
Charity Wollensack

Ex-McKinsey, Wharton MBA

After receiving her MBA at Wharton, Charity spent 3 years at McKinsey in the Stamford, CT office while living in NYC. Charity spent her first year exploring industries and functions, after which she decided to focus on Consumer and Retail clients.

During Charity’s time at McKinsey she spent time as a staffed ambassador, supporting diverse candidates through the application process and providing case coaching support. Additionally, she was well connected to Wharton recruiting and provided case coaching support to her alma mater. Charity has completed hundreds of case prep sessions and is passionate about helping candidates through actionable and specific feedback.

Charmaine Lester - Ex-McKinsey, Kellogg MBA
Charmaine Lester

Ex-McKinsey, Kellogg MBA

After receiving her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Charmaine joined McKinsey’s New Jersey office, serving clients in the consumer, education, and public sector practices.

At McKinsey, she was deeply involved with recruiting efforts as a staffed ambassador for diverse candidates enrolled at target business schools across the country. Since starting to case coach as a second-year student at Kellogg, she has facilitated more than 200 practice interviews, and she leans on her prior experience as an educator to teach interviewees what it takes to get an offer.

Her coaching style pushes you to perform at your best, while directing how to accentuate soft skills like remaining professional and in control under pressure or mastering top-down communication methods. Charmaine can also share tips for recruiting from a non-traditional background.

Dave Matthews - Ex-Bain, Tuck MBA '23
Dave Matthews

Ex-Bain, Tuck MBA '23

After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in economics, Dave spent 4 years at Bain’s Dallas office, focusing on private equity diligence, post-acquisition growth strategy, and commercial excellence. Dave has extensive experience working across industrial, energy, technology, and consumer products industries. At Bain, Dave was a highly sought-after mentor and coach to help transition new hires into the working world.

Currently, Dave is at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is grateful for the individuals who helped support him during his consulting journey, so he loves investing time in building deeper relationships to provide thoughtful, tangible coaching and feedback.

Diana Ivanov - Ex-McKinsey, Harvard MBA '23
Diana Ivanov

Ex-McKinsey, Harvard MBA '23

Diana spent over 3 years at McKinsey in Australia as a Business Analyst through to Senior Associate, where she worked in predominantly B2C facing verticals on strategy and marketing & sales related topics. She was heavily involved in firm-wide diversity initiatives, mentoring and coaching dozens of promising female candidates throughout the interview process and as they settled into consulting post-offer.

After McKinsey, Diana moved to London to work for a tech start-up (Via) and will be relocating to Boston in the fall to complete an MBA at Harvard Business School. Her style is friendly, collaborative, and flexible, focusing on building confidence and providing actionable feedback with the opportunity to practice and refine.

Ed Sinclair - Ex-McKinsey, Ex-Corporate Lawyer (Herbert Smith Freehills)
Ed Sinclair

Ex-McKinsey, Ex-Corporate Lawyer (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Ed spent over 2 years at McKinsey and was heavily involved in recruitment. He has successfully coached over 50 candidates through the recruitment process. Ed is a very practical coach who focuses on repeatable fundamentals and provides simple and actionable feedback to improve performance.

Ed came to McKinsey from a non-target school (first from his University to ever be hired by McKinsey), and from a non-traditional background (Bachelor of Arts and Laws) so understands how to break into top firms coming from a different path.

Eissra Eltom - Ex-McKinsey, Harvard MBA
Eissra Eltom

Ex-McKinsey, Harvard MBA

Eissra recently left McKinsey as an Engagement Manager after spending 5 years in the London office. She led teams in the Strategy and Corporate Finance practice serving clients across Consumer and TMT sectors.

At McKinsey, she was heavily invested in recruitment efforts with extensive experience interviewing at both the Business Analyst and Associate levels. She recently left McKinsey to launch her own entrepreneurial venture, granting her a flexible calendar. She is excited to support peers interested in launching a career in consulting!

Fangfei Yin - Ex-BCG, Stanford MBA '24
Fangfei Yin

Ex-BCG, Stanford MBA '24

Fangfei worked in the BCG SF and LA offices for 4 years, where she was a core member of the private equity practice. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. During her time at BCG, she focused primarily on buy/sell-side due diligence work and portfolio strategy. She also completed an international rotation in the private equity group of BCG’s Stockholm office and a 9 month externship at a B2B SaaS startup.

Outside of casework, Fangfei helped lead undergraduate recruiting at UC Berkeley (her alma mater) and coached many candidates through the interview process. She was also involved in the learning and development team at BCG, where she provided on-the-job training to consultants across North America. In her free time, Fangfei enjoys travelling, eating Asian food, and is an aspiring wine snob. She can’t wait to meet you and help you through your consulting journey!

Ghirish Pokardas - Ex-BCG
Ghirish Pokardas

Ex-BCG

After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Economics and International Relations, Ghirish spent many years at BCG’s Jakarta office, starting as an Associate and leaving as a Principal. Ghirish’s focus while at BCG was in TMT and corporate venture building, having built innovation labs and successful start-ups for conglomerates. As a Principal, Ghirish was BCG Jakarta’s Recruiting Director responsible for the office’s entire recruiting program for undergraduates, MBAs and experienced hires.

Ghirish is currently a Director at KKR where he leads the Capstone team in Southeast Asia, responsible for value creation efforts across KKR’s Southeast Asia private equity portfolio. Ghirish is passionate about helping those looking to break into consulting having been lucky to have had great mentors who guided him through his process.

Grant Wycliff - Ex-McKinsey, Kellogg MBA
Grant Wycliff

Ex-McKinsey, Kellogg MBA

After completing his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Grant worked at McKinsey for 2 years in the New York office. He focused his work primarily in the Transformation practice, serving clients across multiple industries and countries.

Grant’s passion for coaching runs deep. He worked as a high school teacher for four years prior to attending business school. As a 2nd year at Kellogg, he built out a full recruiting prep curriculum for the Black Management Association and led dozens of case prep sessions for 1st year aspiring consultants. While at McKinsey, he was intimately involved in recruiting for Kellogg and NYU Stern MBA programs.

Harrison Shane - Ex-Bain, Columbia MBA '23
Harrison Shane

Ex-Bain, Columbia MBA '23

After graduating from UC Berkeley with a business degree, Harrison worked at Bain for 3 years in the San Francisco office, primarily in the tech, private equity, and retail practices.

He was also heavily involved in recruiting and mentorship, conducting 20+ first round interviews and hundreds of case prep sessions at the undergraduate and MBA level resulting in many MBB offers. Currently, Harrison is studying at Columbia Business School where he is involved in the management consulting club as a case coach.

Kit O'Connor - Ex-McKinsey, Columbia MBA
Kit O'Connor

Ex-McKinsey, Columbia MBA

Kit’s Coaching Philosophy and Career Journey (Podcast Interview)

Kit left McKinsey as an Engagement Manager to take a global management role at a major beverage company, building on his work as a member of McKinsey’s Consumer practice.

At McKinsey, Kit was a prolific interviewer, giving 100+ interviews for incoming BAs and Associates. He is known for providing tangible, actionable feedback that turns good answers into excellent ones. He was a core leader of McKinsey’s Columbia Business School recruiting team, heading mentorship efforts for candidates moving through the interview process.

Lisa Bright - Ex-McKinsey
Lisa Bright

Ex-McKinsey

Lisa’s Journey of Breaking Into McKinsey + Case Interview Tips (Podcast Interview)

After graduating with majors in Accounting, Finance, and Supply Chain Management, Lisa joined McKinsey and served clients across multiple industries on both strategy and operations projects.

After receiving an offer for MBA sponsorship, she recently left McKinsey to pursue her passion with startups and is currently co-founder and CEO of two startups, one which has scaled to multiple 7-figures. Like many entrepreneurs, she works odd hours, so she is available for interviews anytime…weekends, day, or night!

Maxime Bétas - Ex-McKinsey
Maxime Bétas

Ex-McKinsey

Maxime is a former McKinsey consultant with 3 years of consulting experience, including interviewing and coaching 100+ candidates. He was based in the Brussels office and was staffed on projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, mostly on strategic topics.

As a former interviewer for McKinsey, he has extensive experience in coaching and assessing candidates, both in interviewer- and interviewee-led setups. He can provide coaching on your preparation plan (calendars, resources, setups), fit interviews (what to say/not to say) and case interviews (frameworks for opening, how to answer conceptual questions, how to brainstorm effectively, how to prepare for math questions).

Currently, Maxime is a co-founder of a SAAS tech startup in digital marketing.

Nare Israelyan - Ex-BCG
Nare Israelyan

Ex-BCG

Nare’s Journey of Breaking Into BCG from a Non-traditional Background (Podcast Interview)

Nare graduated with a degree in Business Economics from UCLA, and became the 5th UCLA student to join BCG in a decade. During her time at BCG, Nare spent her time working on projects varying from pricing strategy, market growth, consumer behavior, and operational efficiency.

Beyond nailing the case, Nare’s passion lies in helping her clients enhance their mindsets going into the interview. A multi-sport athlete, she trains her clients to go into interviews with a peak performance mindset, and believes this is what separates good interview candidates from those that get offers.

Paulina Paras - Ex-Bain, Stanford MBA '24
Paulina Paras

Ex-Bain, Stanford MBA '24

Paulina graduated from Duke University with a major in Neuroscience, stemming from her interest in understanding the brain and behaviors of people with disabilities, such as her sister. She then joined Bain’s NY office, where she focused primarily on Healthcare and Social Impact work across both strategy and operations. Paulina also coordinated diversity / LatinX recruiting efforts, as well as company-wide programming targeting disabilities support.

She has since accepted Bain’s MBA sponsorship program to attend Stanford, where she’ll be focusing on her passion to improve care access and support for young-adults with disabilities. In the meantime, she’s excited to maintain her ties to consulting through case prep and helping candidates find their home in consulting.

Prachi Agrawal - Ex-BCG, LBS MBA
Prachi Agrawal

Ex-BCG, LBS MBA

Prachi is an ex-BCG consultant, having spent two years in the Sydney office. At BCG, she worked across heavy industries (oil & gas, mining), not for profit, and healthcare. She also led the development of a global gender diversity study in the energy sector.

Following her passion for renewable energy, she now works as a Strategy Manager at Transgrid, a state electricity transmission company in Australia, leading corporate strategy.

Prachi enjoys coaching people through their interview prep process. She provides structured and actionable feedback across all elements of a case, and can be a valuable thought partner for fit interviews, helping candidates tell their stories in the best way. She was a peer leader at LBS and provided 50+ hours of coaching during her MBA.

Pranav Aggarwal - Ex-Bain & BCG
Pranav Aggarwal

Ex-Bain & BCG

Pranav worked at Bain India for 2+ years and is an incoming Consultant at BCG. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Cornell University where he is focused on Tech and Finance. During his time at Bain, he worked pre-dominantly in financial services and he hopes to build upon that in his time at BCG.

He is heavily invested in recruiting efforts at Cornell and has a strong grasp of what a successful candidate and successful recruiting process looks like. Pranav has flexible availability and is available for prep most days of the week, day or night!

Rafaella (Rafa) Lellis - Ex-McKinsey
Rafaella (Rafa) Lellis

Ex-McKinsey

Rafaella worked at McKinsey for 3.5 years – from intern to Senior Business Analyst – in the São Paulo office. She was also the leader of the recruiting pillar for Business Analysts where she mentored and coached more than 80 candidates.

Her focus while at McKinsey was in digital engagements, advanced analytics, and digital transformations. She is also familiar with the transition process from generalist to digital consultant. Today, Rafaella is a founding member of an early stage startup in Brazil, where she leads an ultra-fast grocery delivery product.

Ryan Smith - Ex-BCG, Darden MBA
Ryan Smith

Ex-BCG, Darden MBA

Ryan’s Coaching Philosophy and Career Journey (Podcast Interview)

After graduating with his MBA, Ryan worked at BCG for 2 years before moving on to lead strategy projects for a large housing finance company. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at BCG and spent the majority of his time working in the Consumer and Federal spaces.

Throughout business school and during his time at BCG, Ryan was plugged into recruiting. He has personally coached dozens of candidates who have gone on to receive MBB offers and has led numerous case workshops. Ryan prides himself on giving specific feedback and recommendations while also continuing to develop each candidate’s strengths.

Simo Detsouli - Ex-BCG, INSEAD MBA '23
Simo Detsouli

Ex-BCG, INSEAD MBA '23

Simo spent 3.5 years at BCG, working across Western Europe and Africa on projects in mining, financial services, agriculture and the public sector. As a top performer, he was promoted to Senior Consultant on the fast track, 6 months ahead of his peers.

Simo was heavily involved with the BCG recruitment team and has since coached 40+ candidates to secure offers at McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, Strategy&, Kearney, Emerton, Monitor Deloitte and L.E.K.

As a candidate, he succeeded in 12 out of 13 interviews with MBB and Tier 1 firms such as BCG, Emerton, and Strategy&.

Simo holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and is currently on a LOA from BCG to pursue his MBA at INSEAD.

Tripp Twyman - Ex-BCG, Stanford MBA '24
Tripp Twyman

Ex-BCG, Stanford MBA '24

Tripp worked at Boston Consulting Group for three years before leaving to begin his MBA at Stanford GSB. At BCG, he worked on topics ranging from racial equity, post-merger integrations and large scale digital transformations. While in BCG’s Los Angeles office, Tripp also coordinated office-wide social impact activities and helped lead the Black+Latinx network.

Tripp joined BCG after completing a Bachelor’s at the University of Arizona and a Master’s of Accounting at USC. At BCG, he was heavily involved in case prep and recruiting students at non-target schools and is excited to continue helping candidates find the right opportunity for them in consulting.

Yusuf Shaikh - Ex-BCG
Yusuf Shaikh

Ex-BCG

Yusuf’s Coaching Philosophy and Career Journey (Podcast Interview)

Yusuf is a former BCG consultant and specialist within strategy, private equity, and venture capital. He was based in BCG’s Johannesburg office as an Associate, serving clients in the public and private sectors while specializing in the energy, automotive, and industrial goods sectors.

He completed various projects focused on pricing optimization, corporate restructuring & strategy, and PE due diligences. Yusuf has extensive experience as a case interview coach, having run various workshops for BCG Johannesburg’s graduate recruitment programs.

After BCG, Yusuf spent 3 years investing in small & growing businesses in Africa, and now advises South Africa’s leading Fin-Tech on business strategy, M&A, corporate development, and expansion strategies.