Alex S.

Alex S.

5.0

Expert MBA admissions coach for veterans and non-traditional backgrounds!

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Studied at Michigan's Ross School of Business

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Worked at McKinsey & Company

Admissions Committee Experience

Available Sunday at 6:00 PM UTC

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Alex’s MBA Qualifications

100+ people coached for MBA

Alex has helped clients get into these schools:

Coaching has always been a big passion of mine - while in business school, I was the VP of Prospective Students for the Armed Forces Association as well as a member of Service2School, a non-profit that provides guidance and mentorship for transitioning service members looking to pursue advanced degrees. I'm also a alumni interviewer for Ross. Over the past 5 years, I've coached and prepped over 100+ people on MBA applications with a high rate of success. I know what adcoms are looking for, so let me help you get there!

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Work Experience

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Product Manager

Supernal

October 2023 - Present

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Associate

McKinsey & Company

July 2021 - September 2023

Hiring Manager

Led a transformation for a leading global aerospace manufacturer by working with key stakeholders to develop over 150 initiatives across multiple business segments, resulting in over $450m in bankable impacts over the next 5 years Defined customer needs, requirements, and KPIs to select the best suited computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) program for a high-speed CPG manufacturer, reducing maintenance downtime by 25% Developed strategic vision for the rollout of electrification and charging infrastructure for a recreational boat manufacturer resulting in pivot to become the market leader Supported a medical device company in identifying $50m in savings opportunities for logistics and shipment of finished products through detailed analysis of historical spend

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Senior Strategy Consultant

Accenture Strategy

August 2020 - July 2021

Assessed 80+ digital process automation projects across 15 enterprise level teams; recommended and received approval for 39 projects with over $20m in projected annual savings, exceeding program targets by 15% Developed a U.S. Government mandated data compliance strategy and implementation plan for a telecommunications provider by defining customer requirements and KPIs, completing the technical analysis of over 2,000 software applications 5 weeks ahead of schedule Conducted analysis of software applications impacted by Federal government compliance requirements, reduced project scope by 30% and saved $500k in projected assessment costs

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MBA Summer Intern

GE Aviation

May 2019 - August 2019

Worked with a diverse set of stakeholders to analyze and validate two years of cost data to prioritize engine component repairs, resulting in $670m potential savings over next 10 years Identified and implemented corrective actions to eliminate a repair bottleneck, reduced turn-around time of repairs by an average of 10 days and $150k cost savings per engine

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Assistant Team Leader - Army Space Support Team (ARSST)

United States Army Reserve

September 2017 - August 2019

Led a team of 7 specialists capable of providing space force enhancement, space control support, and special technical operations to Army units worldwide, ranked top team out of 6 in the unit

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Aircraft Commander & Operations Officer

US Army

May 2010 - September 2017

Analyzed existing systems and identified inefficiencies, resulting in the development of a web-based helicopter mission request system, decreasing processing time by 40% over 1,200 missions and adopted as standard for all Army Aviation units in the Pacific Region Led a 40-person team that planned and facilitated a Presidential delegation visit by the US Vice President, Sec. of Defense, Sec. of State, and Director of the CIA to the Republic of Korea Managed and optimized a $450m logistics and life support project with a workforce of 700, sustained 3,200 combat troops with zero stock-outs of critical supplies Reallocated $120m in critical base support equipment to other installations in need, completed base closure project 2 months ahead of schedule Commanded 42 combat helicopter missions enabling coalition partner forces to drive out insurgents in Western Afghanistan, allowed local government forces to secure the region Built a 54-person section responsible for maintaining and sustaining 56 helicopters, exceeded Army standard for operational readiness by 15% Developed a modernization program to upgrade $180M of legacy aircraft without degradation to mission capability; increases tactical effectiveness by 10% allowing flight in more extreme environments with 20% lower maintenance costs Facilitated training for 120 pilots and 300 air crew in the latest model Blackhawk helicopter for combat deployments and worldwide operations, completed four weeks ahead of schedule

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Navigation Officer

Shell

June 2009 - March 2010

Navigated world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship, successfully planned the vessel’s 6000nm maiden voyage from Qatar to the U.K. Validated a newly designed LNG cargo system by supervising the vessel’s first cargo loading and discharge, safely delivering $80 M of cargo with zero incidents

Alex was also given offers to work at

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    EY-Parthenon

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    KPMG US

Education

Michigan's Ross School of Business Logo

Michigan's Ross School of Business

Master of Business Administration - MBA, Concentration: Data and Business Analytics

2018 - 2020

Admissions Committee Experience

Activities and societies: Vice President of Prospective Students - Armed Forces Association

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United States Merchant Marine Academy

Bachelor of Science - BS, Maritime Operations and Technology

2005 - 2009

Activities and societies: President of the Student Port of the Propeller Club; led 35 people in a professional organization to facilitate maritime jobs post-graduation.

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Alex S.

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