Garry Thaniel is passionate about helping people realize their potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Mentorship and networking are two things that have helped him achieve many of his goals in life; as such Garry believes in “paying it forward” to help others as well. With a supportive approach, he wants to help you show admissions committees that your unique skills and experiences make you the ideal candidate for their MBA program.
Garry is a business executive whose experiences in management consulting and the retail sector provide him with expertise in balancing strategic planning and tactical execution. Having worked with and led many different types of people, Garry can be best described as a Maximizer, as he seeks to position a person for success by understanding their unique qualities, interests, strengths, and motivations.
Garry has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from Bucknell University. While at HBS, he led the New Orleans Service Immersion and was awarded the Morgan Stanley Fellowship. Garry understands the power of crafting an impactful application that clearly communicates why a candidate is a good fit for a specific MBA program and why that program is right for the candidate.
Garry lives in New York and is very active in the community, volunteering with America Needs You, the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG), and his church. He is currently a member of the Bucknell University Trustee Board and an emeritus member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Directors. In his free time, he hosts his own podcast, collects sneakers, and tries to stay in shape by riding his Peloton.