Michael R.
Michael R.

Non-Traditional Career, Kellogg MBA

9 years experience

Packages starting at $3,500

About Michael

After earning my MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, I joined Anheuser-Busch at its North American headquarters, working with several billion-dollar brands before being named Global Partnership Director for ZX Ventures, Anheuser-Busch's innovation arm. In this role, I developed and partnered with Pitchfork Media to launch OctFest, an annual music festival in NYC. While at Kellogg, I also co-founded two other nationally-recognized music festivals: the North Coast Music Festival and the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival. Since then, I've planned and executed hundreds of live events, and produced a documentary film, "Festival," about the role music festivals play in our lives, which debuted at Bonnaroo. I recently joined GoPuff as the Head of Alcohol & Beverage Marketing. As a coach, I bring an honest, fresh perspective to the application process. In particular, I'm experienced at helping prospective MBAs think through the role a business degree can play in their life, especially if they're not sure about their career path, and further, I'm skilled at helping applicants frame their diverse experiences in a compelling and cohesive way that resonates with admissions committees. I'm a marketer at heart, so if you come from a similar background, or are looking for help crafting your story, I'm your guy.

Categories Michael coaches for



Hourly rate

$250 per hour

All services provided at an hourly rate.


Starting at $3,500


Standard Comprehensive Package

The base comprehensive package, with a wide set of offerings for applicants.


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Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

Masters of Business Administration, Marketing and Media Management, International Business

2008 - 2011

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Arts, Sports Management & Communications

1999 - 2002

Michael was also personally admitted to

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville Logo

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

  • Wake Forest University Logo

    Wake Forest University

  • Washington University in St. Louis Logo

    Washington University in St. Louis

Services Offered


Quantitative Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Integrated Reasoning

Analytical Writing


Application Strategy