OUR TEAM: WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
While we are passionate about getting you into the school(s) of your choice, our first priority is your longer-run success. Even if you may not know what that looks like right now!
This is why, in parallel with advising your applications, we run analytics to suggest other schools that will help you meet your goals, introduce you to other high-performing peers, and continue offering support during and after your MBA. Along the way, we build deep trusted relationships with our clients. In fact, we've attended several of our clients weddings, and shared in countless career milestones!
We hope to earn your trust to do the same!
Andrea founded Sparrey Consulting to pursue her passion for coaching professionals to achieve unparalleled levels of excellence. A natural collaborator, Andrea can be found on college campuses and at companies across the country evangelizing the need for candidates to seek professional advice on managing their biggest investments: their careers. Over the past decade, her greatest joys have come from celebrating client successes as they attend top graduate programs, launch companies, and uncover life-changing career opportunities. Andrea’s lifetime love of coaching started early and has permeated all aspects of her life.
Founder & CEO
A veteran of Wall Street, large-cap technology companies, and 5+ years at Sparrey Consulting coaching next-generation business leaders into business school, Amit joined SCG full-time in 2018. In his role, Amit is expanding coaching programs, managing alumni relationships, formalizing the finance function & establishing our first-ever venture investing program. In the meantime, Amit still coaches a cross-section of clients directly, provides a sounding board for other coaches, and celebrates every client's success with a mixture of fist-bumps and emojis. In his spare time, Amit volunteers at local schools,& loves games, whiskey and creating learning opportunities for his two daughters.
Alicia was drawn to The Sparrey Consulting Group in 2017 by their passion for helping young professionals position themselves to make a difference in the world. She comes from a background in project management and uses her attention to detail and organization to support clients navigating the MBA application process. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Alicia enjoyed working in the scholarship office and serving on the Scholarship Appeals Committee. In her free time, you can find her training for triathlons, coaching her kids through their homework and extracurriculars, or on a quest to find the best pizza, burger, bbq, etc. (hence the need for triathlon training!)
Senior Business Operations Associate
Maria started working with The Sparrey Consulting Group in 2020. She drives the day-to-day operations so that the team can focus on providing the best service possible to our clients. As an MBA graduate herself from Illinois State University, she understands what clients in the application process are going through and enjoys being a part of their journey. Prior to attending business school, Maria worked as an Electronics Engineer at Alcatel Lucent where she focused on customer satisfaction metrics . When she’s not working, Maria likes to paddleboard, watch cartoons with her kids, and plan her family’s next vacation.
Business Operations Associate
The Sparrey Consulting Group was founded in 2008 after early research showed that bright young professionals were spending an average of 90 hours completing applications to top-tier MBA programs. Company founder Andrea Sparrey saw an opportunity to save people time, make the process more rewarding, and most importantly, better help people achieve their goals.
After helping applicants gain admission to more than 60 schools, including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Booth, Kellogg, Sloan, Tuck, Columbia, Stern, Haas, INSEAD, and LBS over the past several years, as well as over $28 million in scholarships, Sparrey Consulting expanded their services by developing programs to aid rising stars at other points in their career.
With a team of professionals, our firm now works with high-performing professionals at every stage of their careers. Our clients have gone on to launch successful businesses, join a variety of Forbes lists, and become top executives in consulting, banking, technology, and non-profits. Using innovative exercises and quantitative tools, group coaching, and one-on-one sessions, we will help you unlock your full potential to achieve whatever professional goals you set for yourself.
What people say
Got some great news today - I was admitted to both Kellogg and Darden! I can't thank you enough for all your help!
Kellogg and Darden Admit
It is unbelievable to think about how far I have come in a few short months and I truly believe your guidance was a key factor in my success. Thanks for all of your help.
I'm super excited by the news, and so thankful for all of your help in this process. I know your essay support was critical to the success of my application.