Ryan Barba has been an MBA Admissions expert for more than 8 years. Ryan and his team have helped more than 600 candidates earn acceptances to the top-15 MBA programs.
In fact, more than 60 students currently enrolled at HBS, Stanford GSB, and Wharton were past clients of Ryan and his team, and more than 94% of his clients have earned at least one acceptance to a top-tier program.
After earning acceptance to a top-5 MBA program, Ryan earned his MBA from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he received a full-tuition scholarship.
After graduation, Ryan worked as an MBA Admissions Officer for more than 5 years at two top-ranked programs: Cornell (Johnson) and UNC (Kenan-Flagler), during which time he reviewed more than 5,000 MBA applications and conducted over 2,000 admissions interviews.
He then joined the MBA admissions consulting team at Stacy Blackman, where he was a senior admissions consultant for 4 years. He later lead the MBA and JD consulting practice at Ready4 for a year before going independent and launching his own company.
Ryan's team includes graduates and former Admissions Officers from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Stanford GSB, Wharton (UPenn), MIT Sloan, Kellogg (Northwestern), Chicago Booth, Yale SOM, UCal Berkeley (Haas), Tuck (Dartmouth), Fuqua (Duke), Johnson (Cornell), and Kenan-Flagler (UNC).
Ryan has been quoted for his MBA admissions expertise multiple times in reputable sources like the US News and World Report, MBAprograms.org, and GMAT Club.
Outside of his work in MBA Admissions, he worked for more than 7 years as a strategy and marketing consultant, where he provided strategic and branding guidance to multiple Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Exxon-Mobil, Mayo Clinic, NY Trust, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Mastercard.
Ryan currently lives in Santa Monica, CA, where he spends his free time providing leadership coaching to young business professionals and high school students, coaching local politicians, and playing volleyball.