Chip L.

Chip L.


Former Bain SM will help you crush the case

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Studied at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

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Works at Podium

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Chip’s Management Consulting Qualifications

Experience level: Associate Partner

70+ people coached for Management Consulting

Chip has helped clients get into these companies:

Promoted to Senior Manager at Bain. Leader within the Chicago office.

Chip can help with:

Salary Negotiation

Promotion Strategy


Chip also coaches for MBA and Business Strategy & Operations. View all.

About Chip

tl;dr: I am an ex-management consultant turned entrepreneur who loves making awesome consumer goods. I am uniquely positioned to help you: 1. Get into top MBA programs (including especially Kellogg) by infusing more personality, passion, and storytelling into your applications, 2. Prepare for interviews and succeed at top management consulting firms, and 3. Navigate career transitions, particularly to entrepreneurship. I will be invested in your success. I've done almost any job you can think of. I was an investment banker at the top Restructuring Group in New York, a private equity investor at one of the largest middle market firms, and an operator within the portfolio of the private equity firm, all before business school. I launched a viral male romper business called Romphim, raising $300K on Kickstarter in a week, and ran it for 6 months. I led teams at Bain & Company as a management consultant and developed associate consultants into top bucket performers. And now I'm starting another DTC brand, backed by a venture capital firm. Through it all - I've not only figured out business a bit more, but I've found what truly drives me. I think this is important to anything you will do. Business school: I got my MBA from Kellogg and think getting your MBA can be really valuable generally, but it depends on timing, where you are in your career, and what you want out of it. I don't think you can quantify the "ROI" of an MBA - you'll have so many experiences and meet so many people that it will impact your life in more ways than the bottom line. Whether or not you are in the middle of applying and need help crafting your application strategy, or business school is farther off and you want to discuss if it's the right choice for you, I can help. Management consulting: After Kellogg I worked for 3.5 years at Bain, and understand what it takes to succeed at some of the most challenging (but also awesome, rewarding) institutions in the world. At Bain, we were pushed to be zero defect, use hypotheses to guide our work, and develop others around us. If you are thinking about pursuing a career in management consulting, I can help you navigate the interview process and prepare you for success at these firms. Entrepreneurship: I've also found my passion for entrepreneurship, even though it took me awhile. If you are considering a career in entrepreneurship (or start-ups) I can talk you through things like: a framework I am passionate about those I mentor and want to be invested in helping you find whatever it is you are looking for. Hit me up! Discount for all first-time sessions.

Why do I coach?

I coach because of the impact we can have as coaches and to pay it forward to those coming behind me. Through a long career, I've benefitted from a great set of mentors who have showed me how to open doors I did not know were there, and gave me sound counsel and advice on how to navigate tricky career decisions. I want to use what I've learned about the Consulting interview and MBA application processes to help those who are just starting out. The feeling I get when a client gets their dream job offer, or gets into their top choice school, is unmatched because I know their lives are changed for the better.

Work Experience

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Guild Capital

July 2022 - Present

Launching a new DTC brand, backed by Guild Capital.

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Founder and CEO


July 2022 - Present

Founded a men's jewelry brand called Podium. Check us out at


Chief Operating Officer


June 2021 - July 2022

Led operations for vintage-inspired graphic apparel company.

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Senior Consultant

Bain & Company

January 2018 - June 2021

Consultant, Manager, and Senior Manager in the Chicago Office of Bain.

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Senior Manager, FP&A

Covia Holdings

June 2013 - July 2015

Led financial, planning, and analysis for global sand mining firm. Reported to CFO. Portfolio company of American Securities.

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American Securities

June 2011 - June 2013

Investment associate for middle market private equity firm. Led new investment activity and managed several portfolio companies.

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Investment Banking Analyst

Rothschild & Co

June 2009 - June 2011

Top-bucket analyst in restructuring group.


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Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

MBA, Business

2015 - 2017

Kellogg Growth Scholarship BCG MBA Fellow Focus on entrepreneurship

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University of Virginia, Charlottesville

B.S., Commerce

2005 - 2009

Major in Finance and Accounting, Minor in Southern History Echols Scholar

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Chip L.

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