It started with one client...

Merchant GMAT & Admissions

For the last 8 years, Merchant GMAT & Admissions has been empowering and unlocking the true potential of top international talent to become future global business leaders. With more than 30 years of experience between our GMAT coaches and admissions consultants, we have developed our own set of methods and resources designed to place candidates into top MBA programs.

Meet the team:

Anish Merchant

Co-Founder & CEO

Born in the land of sugar, located in the great state of Texas, I found my true home in Buenos Aires when I first moved here in 2010. It was here where I discovered my true calling which is helping others achieve their dreams. I have a passion for learning and consider myself a lifelong student.

Joe Mashek

Co-founder & Admissions Director

Creative entrepreneur based in Buenos Aires who has helped hundreds through their MBA journey. I can wear a lot of different hats and play a lot of instruments. I can help you get into your dream MBA program and then get that job you've always wanted. I can then come visit you at your mountain or beach house. No?

Dr Dimitrios Vonofakos

GMAT Director & Verbal Coach

Greek born and raised, I spent a fair bit of time in the UK working on the applications of psychoanalysis in Business and Learning before closing shop and moving down South for new adventures. I love classic rock, a good Malbec and long-distance running - preferably, in that order.

Tim Jackson

Student Success Director

Born and raised outside of Washington DC, small business entrepreneur, and master of the Argentine Parilla (Barbecue), I pride myself as a serial "make-things-happener " for myself and our students!

Joshua Raiman

Quantitative Coach & Advisor

As a nomad, I was brought up in New York, and then proceeded to make my way south through Miami and finally to Buenos Aires in 2008. As the constant “new kid”, my adaptability and perseverance are the key elements that I apply to all aspects of my life. I strive for excellence whilst enjoying the ride, traits I instill to people around me.

Ana Negishi

Admissions Associate

Born and raised in the outskirts of Buenos Aires to a japanese-paraguayan family (go figure!) I love words, stories and looking up things online. Addicted to coffee and mate. Glad to help with whatever I can!

Candela Cebrero

Digital Marketing Manager

I’m a journalist who recently discovered her true nature: a modern Mad Woman. I’m a lover of old thriller movies. Coffee is my oxygen and “I rather be reading” it’s my current mood (no matter when you’re reading this).

Ale Lupiz

Sales Associate Manager

Born in Buenos Aires but raised in the world... I lived in Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and now based in Uruguay. With a Design background, and always passionate about communication and education, I am now starting a new stage as an Ontological Coach. Love connecting with people and having new adventures. I can spend hours dancing surrounded by friends (if it is near the sea, much better!).

Andy Mondino

Admissions Consultant

Born in Chicago, IL and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I worked at Mastercard in NYC for over five years in a variety of teams, including management consulting, corporate strategy, and business development, before deciding to pursue my MBA at Chicago Booth. I love story-telling and enjoy learning new things everyday. Obsessed with all things soccer (Boca Juniors fanatic) and a late bloomer in the coffee scene.

Eduardo Miranda

Admissions Consultant

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, my love for travel has allowed me to pursue opportunities as far as Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. I will be joining Deloitte Consulting in Chicago after completing my MBA at Kellogg. My journey has made me passionate about increasing the Hispanic representation in business schools and guiding applicants through the admission process. In my free time, I love to cook with friends and family, and spend my time outdoors playing golf or skiing.

Joseph Warren

Admissions Consultant

A Virginian who prefers his mate amargo and vino tinto. Always reading, writing, and editing. I studied in Buenos Aires during college. Two years later, I returned on a Fulbright grant to teach English and direct short films. With experience in entertainment and tech, now I’m passionate about connecting cultures and people through education.

Scott Jospin

Admissions Consultant

Scotty graduated from Emory’s MBA program in May 2021 after previously working in change management consulting and SaaS sales. Originally from Atlanta, he enjoys reading, writing, and learning constantly. Currently, Scotty is focused on crypto, personal wellness, and his tennis game.

William Zupan

Admissions Consultant

A Californian and entrepreneur at heart, I lived in Buenos Aires for 5 years, returning to the States in 2019 to pursue my MBA at Michigan Ross. When I'm not watching movies, drinking Malbec and practicing my asado skills with friends, or screaming at my TV during sports games, I'm working away at my dream of saving enough money to return to Argentina and open my own bodega in Mendoza or Cafayate.

Tomás García

Admissions Consultant

From Argentina but Venezuelan at heart, I studied International Relations and worked in IT for four years before jumping onto educational consulting. I have a passion for music, writing and getting people scholarships. When I’m not telling you how to improve your essay, I can usually be found in the mountains, eating great food and sipping japanese whisky.

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