ARINGO clients who worked with Jason were admitted to MBA programs at Kellogg, Georgetown, Duke, Darden, UNC, Chicago Booth, Columbia, NYU, Wharton, MIT, GWU, Indiana, Fisher, Olin, McCombs, Cambridge and many more. Jason Bond has managed key American companies including Hewlett Packard, W.L. Gore & Associates, & the American Red Cross. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honor society membership. He is the bestselling author of three novels. Jason takes a hands-on approach to writing. When research for his second novel could not wait for summer, he found himself certifying for SCUBA in Puget Sound’s frigid January waters. Jason’s key hobby is martial arts, in which he has trained for twenty-two years in seven different disciplines.
Clients who worked with Mark have received offers from Harvard, UC Berkeley (Haas), UCLA (Anderson) and interviews with Harvard, Wharton, University of Chicago (Booth), and Northwestern (Kellogg School of Management). Mark has mentored public high school students from low socio-economic backgrounds and helped them get accepted to Yale, Cornell, University of Southern California, UCLA, Amherst, and many others. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received two regional Emmy awards for writing and producing children’s educational programming for PBS and wrote for Walt Disney Studios in both film and television. For the 2012 and 2014 U.S. elections, he served as the Communications Director on two congressional campaigns. He recently completed an academic book on the Cherokee outlaw Henry Starr (1873-1921). Mark enjoys helping people achieve their dreams of higher education.
Shimri was accepted to the London Business School Executive MBA Program at age 27 with a GMAT score of only 640. It was his confidence, his vision and his ability to articulate and express himself that helped him get accepted to the school of his preference. During his MBA he acted as his class representative and was involved with the technology, private equity and consulting LBS clubs. After completing his MBA, Shimri joined a prestigious consulting firm and later filled key roles in some of the world’s leading high tech firms. Shimri was a member of the London Business School Admission Committee for 8 years, responsible for interviewing and assessing over 40 MBA applicants. Acknowledging the fact that many young and talented individuals fail to showcase their promise in their applications, Shimri got involved in helping MBA candidates navigate the application process. He later became a partial owner of ARINGO and today serves as the company president.
Cathryn holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA with a focus on marketing from Babson College. She has had a wide ranging career, beginning as a software engineer, then working in academia, marketing, consulting, writing, and more. For the past 5 years she has been a member of the MIT Sloan School of Management admissions team. In that role she recruited, interviewed, evaluated and supported hundreds of global applicants each year. She has traveled around the world meeting and interviewing applicants, most of whom were international. In addition to her MBA admissions consulting, she works as an executive leadership coach with Success Lab and coaches undergraduates at Babson College in their Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. Working with a diverse and interesting group of people has been an amazing adventure. Her favorite thing is meeting all kinds of people, helping them to clarify their goals and coaching them to achieve them.
Joy’s clients have been admitted to the MBA programs of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Berkeley, MIT, INSEAD, LBS, Michigan, Darden, Kellogg, NYU, Duke, Cornell, Cornell Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Tuck, UCLA, UNC, USC, Georgetown, McCombs, Yale, Emory, Babson, Boston University, Oxford, IMD, IE, HEC, IESE, ESADE, Rotterdam, St Gallen, Washington, Brandeis, Schulich, Ryerson, Bentley, Warwick, Imperial, ESMT, TRIUM, Mannheim, WHU, HULT, St. Gallen, USF, and many others. Joy hails from New York where she received a BFA from New York University (NYU). She is the founder of Word Up! Language Enterprises. Prior to joining ARINGO, she worked as a journalist, writer and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Jerusalem Post, Women’s eNews and The Oriental Morning Post. Joy’s short stories have been published in the popular book series Cup of Comfort. She created and edited the Position Purple Herald, an international newsletter, and she is the former assistant editor for both the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal and Women’s International Net (WIN) Magazine. On the managerial front, Joy managed Dojo East, Dojo West and Around the Clock restaurants in New York, in charge of a floor staff of 40 people and a kitchen and maintenance staff of 20. Joy’s experience working with people also includes lecturing on subjects related to personal development and self-awareness. For Joy, ARINGO is an opportunity to combine her greatest loves: writing and editing, and working with people to help them achieve their goals.