Stacy Blackman

Stacy Blackman W93

President, Stacy Blackman Consulting

A successful entrepreneur for more than a decade, Stacy Blackman has a proven track record, having founded and sold her first company, WebWisher.com, in 1999. During this time, Fortune chronicled Stacy’s career for a span of nearly two years, running stories about her in several issues and featuring her on their cover in May of 2000. WebWisher is now part of The Knot, a publicly traded company. Stacy earned her B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. After graduating from Wharton, Stacy began working in private equity at the Prudential Capital Group in San Francisco. Following business school, she tapped into her flair for invention and began building businesses, launching WebWisher; evaluating businesses as a resident entrepreneur at idealab!; and eventually launching Stacy Blackman Consulting (www.StacyBlackman.com), the leading admissions consulting company. Stacy Blackman Consulting’s client roster hails from greater than 30 countries, and the company has placed thousands of clients in every top MBA program in the world. The company has a popular video series, runs live and virtual workshops, and now has a publishing arm with 19 e-guides covering different aspects of the MBA admissions process. Stacy is a sought-after speaker on the topic of MBA admissions. She has taught groups from the YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and coached alumni organizations from schools such as Stanford and Penn. She also has run workshops at companies including JP Morgan, UBS and Credit Suisse First Boston. Stacy was elected for two terms to the Board of Directors of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants. Stacy writes the “Strictly Business” MBA blog for U.S. News and has published a book, The MBA Application Roadmap. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

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