Garry Thaniel

I am passionate about helping people realize their potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Mentorship and networking are two things that have helped me achieve many of my goals in life; as such I believe in “paying it forward” to help others as well. With a supportive approach, I want to help you show admissions committees that your unique skills and experiences make you the ideal candidate for their MBA program.

I am a business executive whose experiences in management consulting and the retail sector provides me with expertise in balancing strategic planning and tactical execution. Having worked with and led many different types of people, I can be best described as a Maximizer, as I seek to position a person for success by understanding their unique qualities, interests, strengths, and motivations.

I have an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from Bucknell University. While at HBS, I led the New Orleans Service Immersion and was awarded the Morgan Stanley Fellowship. I understand 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.

I live in New York and am very active in the community, volunteering with America Needs You, the Black Retail Action Group (BRAG), and my church. I am currently a member of the Bucknell University Trustee Board and an emeritus member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Directors. In my free time, I host my own podcast, collect sneakers, and try to stay in shape by riding my Peloton.