A successful entrepreneur for two decades, Stacy Blackman has a proven track record, having founded and sold her first company, WebWisher.com, in 1999. During this time, Fortune Magazine 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 BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Stacy is a firm believer that every weakness can become a strength and that each candidate must celebrate what makes him or her unique. She believes in celebrating the “white spaces” on a resume, the journey that took a candidate from point A to B to C.
Stacy’s white spaces are marked with twists and turns that make her as unique as her clients.
Hear Stacy tell the story of how and why she launched SBC.
After graduating from the Wharton School, Stacy began working in private equity at the Prudential Capital Group in San Francisco. She then went on to earn her MBA at Kellogg.
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, the leading admissions consulting advisory.
Stacy Blackman Consulting’s client roster hails from over 30 countries and the company has placed thousands of clients in every top MBA program in the world.
SBC has a popular video series, runs live and virtual workshops and now has a publishing arm, with 25+ e-guides covering different aspects of the MBA admissions process.
Watch Stacy’s YouTube Channel and you’ll see why she is a sought after speaker on the topic of MBA admissions. She has taught groups from YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and coached alumni organizations from schools such as Stanford and Penn. She also has run workshops at companies including JPMorgan, 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 is also a contributor to the Wharton Blog Network, Business Insider, and has published articles for hundreds of websites and print publications.
Stacy is an avid athlete, an active philanthropist, and a travel enthusiast. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.