Atul JoseF1GMAT is the brainchild of Atul Mathew Jose, the CEO of ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt. Ltd, an Internet marketing and media Company based in Cochin, India. He went through the whole process of MBA admissions. The one thing that he missed during the entire journey was a platform that focused on Expert Guidance rather than the wisdom of the crowd. In an endeavor to create such a platform, he started F1GMAT and is bringing together some of the world's renowned and brightest MBA admissions and GMAT experts to the platform.

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F1GMAT Experts

Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep is the world’s largest privately-owned GMAT preparation and admissions consulting provider, offering industry-leading programs to help applicants improve their test  scores and gain admission to the world’s best graduate schools. Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep is now live in more than 90 cities worldwide, as well as interactive online courses  available everywhere. Additionally, Veritas Prep offers industry-leading admissions consulting services for applicants seeking admission to the most competitive business schools, law schools, and medical schools in the world.

MBA Admissions Expert Consultants

Stacy BlackmanStacy Sukov Blackman has been consulting on the MBA application process  since 2001. She earned her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Stacy has worked with the admissions committees at both schools, conducting alumni interviews and evaluating applicants. Stacy has published a book, The MBA Application Roadmap,. Stacy has been profiled in several publications, including Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal. For private consulting visit https://www.stacyblackman.com

David PetersamDavid Petersam is the president and founder of AdmissionsConsultants, Inc., launched in 1996. He graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA. At Chicago, he gained an insider’s knowledge of MBA admissions, working in the admissions office there and contributing to admissions committee decisions. Prior to his MBA studies, he was a Certified Public Accountant. On college and graduate admissions, Petersam has been quoted in the New York Times, featured in T.V. and radio programs, and has published a guest column in the Washington Business Journal.

Dan Bauer is the founder and managing director of The MBA ExchangeAn MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, Dan Bauer is the founder and managing director of The MBA Exchange. His career includes management positions with Citibank, MasterCard International, and DDB Needham Worldwide. Mr. Bauer has served on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago, and provided leadership for organizations including the American Marketing Association and Sales & Marketing Executives International. He is a member of the Association of Independent Graduate Admissions Consultants, Independent Education Consultants Association and the Higher Education Consultants Association, and an affiliate member of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals.

Kavita Singh is an MBA graduate of Columbia Business School and holds a BA (Hons) from Oxford University. She has over 13 years of experience working in the U.S. and India and is the CEO of FutureWorks Consulting, www.futureworks.co.in, an admissions consulting firm.

Chioma Isiadinso - Author, Expert MBA Admissions Consultant Chioma Isiadinso is a former Harvard Business School admissions board member and a former director of admissions at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the CEO of EXPARTUS®, LLC, a global admission consulting company, and the author of The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets. Chioma has been featured in news media including the Financial Times, New York Times, and Businessweek.com. She regularly fields questions on Poets and Quants’ Ask Our Expert.

GMAT Test Prep Companies

Grockit, an online test prep game, is the smartest way to study for your test. It's adaptive, fun and finds the right teacher for you. Grockit’s analytic capabilities and adaptive technology identifies students' strengths and weaknesses, focusing the student's study time.  Students can practice in adaptive solo games, play social learning games with peers, and work with experts that match their specific needs.

Knewton GMAT

Knewton's GMAT prep course brings the brightest, most engaging teachers to students worldwide via a live and on-demand video classroom. Improve faster with Knewton's adaptive learning program, and get the best guarantee in GMAT prep.

MBA Tour

Access MBA

ACCESS MBA Tour holds 55 MBA events annually in over 40 cities worldwide. Access MBA is a project of Advent Group, a Paris-based media agency that coordinates educational and recruiting events throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

The MBA Tour

The MBA Tour events offer unique formats to explore MBA programs and discover your ideal business school

MBA Admissions Interview Experts

ZoomInterviews provides premium MBA admissions interview videos and preparation. It offer video examples of admissions interviews featuring students from top schools, video guidance for answering the most challenging interview questions and serve as a complete source for all your interview preparation needs.

GMAT Tutors

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Andrea Alexander is a tutor, content developer and editor for Grockit

Nand Sharma is a Grockit  tutor. Nand did his bachelors from IIT Bombay (India) and masters from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He has an excellent background in Math as well as Verbal. His major strength would lie in taking someone from a 600 level to 700+ levels. He, himself, went way past 700 applying certain strategies". He has been in educational mentorship business for about 7 years and loves to mentor students to achieve their best. He can thin slice your problems in a couple of minutes and can help bring out the best in you.

Sarai Yaseen
Sarai Yaseen is a native of Boston, Massachusetts with an M.A. in English Literature, Sarai has been teaching the verbal portion of the GMAT at GMAX for over five years and has taught more than 600 hundred students world wide. Don't forget to check out her website - www.theverbalcorner.com

Admissions Essay Editing

Janson Woodlee graduated from Yale University, his studies focusing on cognitive science and music. As a college student, he was a Senior Editor with EssayEdge immediately after graduation; he worked with Katzenbach Partners, a management consulting firm and McKinsey offshoot.Ivy Eyes Editing was founded on the elements from his diverse background including grammatical rigor and client collaboration--as well as a distinctive commitment to strategic admissions guidance, writing with style and authenticity, and deep ethical standards

TOEFL Expert

Jon Hodge, Ph.D. has been researching the TOEFL test for more than 16 years. He started Strictly English in 2004 and continues to develop unique methods, strategies, and curriculum for Strictly English clients.


Zach Queen's MBAZach is the author of the popular Blog QUEEN'S MBA: GOING THE DISTANCE   and is more popularly known by his pseudonym, Appleseed.   After acquiring his professional engineering status while working in the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry, Zach returned to school to earn an MBA in the full-time program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.  His blog details his research into MBA programs, decision process to return to school, week-by-week experience in the program and subsequent job search.

Vineeth George Abraham is a MIP, Politecnico di Milano, School of Management alumnus 2008/09. He cracked the GMAT with a 740 and received a scholarship from MIP. He is currently working as a Marketing Campaign Planner at IBM, Bangalore. He was one of the primary advisors for F1GMAT.

Naveen Venkataraman is a Babson(F.W.Olin Graduate School of Business) First Year student for the MBA Class of 2012. Prior to entering Babson, he worked in the software industry with startups and a mid-size company in operations and
pre sales.

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