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Francesco

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Ex BCG | MBB Specialist | #1 Expert for meetings done (900+) and recommendation rate (100%)

  • BCG
  • English, Italian, Spanish
  • Italy
  • $319 / hour
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Top skills

  • M&A, Pricing, Market Entry, Profitability, Operations
  • MBB referrals
  • BCG Potential Test | McKinsey SHL Test

My approach

In the last 4 years I have helped hundreds of people from 5 continents in consulting interview preparation. To my surprise, I discovered that 80% of candidates do 2 major mistakes, right at the beginning of the case. This was consistent between people with few cases done, and people with 100+ cases under their belt who read Case in Point and Victor Cheng, and spent hundred of euros in coaching. Can you guess which they are?

Unfortunately, if you do one of these 2 mistakes, you have likely done with your consulting dream job career. Statistically, if you do not know which they are, you will do at least one of them.

That’s where I can help. I can lead you to identify the major mistakes you may likely do in your next interview, get additional invitations via referral - including MBB - and define the optimal action plan before the big day, based on your areas of improvement, so that you can get the offer you deserve.

I can do this as I did it already for myself in the past. I almost failed at McKinsey first round, just because I practiced on Victor Cheng and Case in Point only. After that I committed to do 150 cases to be sure I would not repeat the same mistakes. I studied ALL the consulting prep material I could find available, online and offline. I then manage to go through finals with McKinsey, Bain, Oliver Wyman and BCG, before choosing the latter. You can now leverage in 1 hour the experience I gained in hundred of cases and more than a thousand coaching sessions interviews, thanks to PrepLounge.

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Why choose me

There is one single metric you should consider when choosing a coach: success rate. Coaching with me you have 82% chance to move to the next round or land an offer; that’s statistically based on the last 36 months and you can find proof of that in the reviews at the end of this page. This is something you need to know before starting coaching with an expert, and I would encourage you to compare it with the alternatives you are considering, to better evaluate your investment.

Below you can find some additional statistics from my coaching you may find useful for comparison with alternatives:

  • 1050+ consulting coaching sessions, 950+ of which certified on PrepLounge
  • 100% recommendation rate from 650+ reviews, available at the bottom of this page
  • 76% of the people who booked with me one class booked additional sessions after the first (last 3-month metric)

Moreover booking a class with me you will get:

  • A diversified network of hundreds of current consultants worldwide, previous alumni of my classes, including 5 current experts on PrepLounge, to leverage referrals
  • Complete Q&A knowledge on consulting, certified by 180+ forum contributions on the PrepLounge forum and 600+ upvotes for them
  • Specific insider information on McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, Strategy&, A.T. Kearney, Monitor Deloitte, ZS Associates, Simon-Kucher and LEK, thanks to broad network of alumni of my classes

Finally, thanks to years of experience in coaching, I can be sure to provide the most updated information on recent changes in the recruiting process for top consulting firms. This is something that can hardly be done by someone who has just started with coaching sessions, even if he/she is an experienced consultant, since the interview process has changed substantially in the last few years, in particular for MBB.

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My approach

When we start coaching, my goal is not simply to provide you with a good one-hour training for consulting interviews. My goal is that you succeed, whatever your specific goal in consulting is. As a consequence:

  • We won't be time-constrained by the traditional one-hour class. Our session will last until you have satisfied all your questions and have received a complete written feedback on your performance.
  • If you have a last-minute interview (less than 3 days before we talk) I will provide you my personal number and will be available for you over the phone for last minute doubts after the session, free of charge.
  • I will be available by email for additional tips and material, until you have actually achieved your goal and joined your desired consulting firm.

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What we will cover in a class

  • Full practice with a mock interview, either interviewee or interviewer led, according to the company you are applying for
  • Mistakes cleaning: the 2 major mistakes people do and how to avoid them
  • Detailed written feedback at least 1 page long on your performance for 3 areas (fit, case and communication) and the exact steps to avoid to repeat the mistakes again
  • Review of the basics: 7 most common fit questions, 4 most common structures you will need
  • The best way to present your structure so that it can always fit the case
  • Differences between interviews at McKinsey, Bain, BCG and other top consulting firms
  • Bonus (if required): How to get MBB invitations, independently by your GPA or school
  • Bonus (if required): How to prepare for BCG potential test or McKinsey PST or SHL test, with sample tests available for both for free
  • Bonus (if required): Optimal preparation calendar according to the time you have available, for the 6 key areas of the interview: (i) fit questions, (ii) market sizing, (iii) structuring, (iv) business acumen development, (v) fluency in the communication and (vi) math.

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Before our session

To maximize your benefit, you should have already done some preparation on your own before the training (5-10 cases or 10-20h spent on preparation). You should also have an interview scheduled with or be willing to apply to McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger, Strategy&, A.T. Kearney, Monitor Deloitte, ZS Associates, Simon-Kucher or LEK. I only coach people targeting companies I helped to secure offers from; this in order to ensure I will not waste your time and money with coaching I would have not experience with. We would need at least 2 days before your interview to do proper coaching. I would not recommend booking a class until the previous conditions are met, as we would not optimize your time.

Before the session, I would also kindly ask you to send me a link to your LinkedIn profile or your CV; I will have indeed to analyse it before our class to optimize the behavioural part, which will be critical for your success.

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Who I am

I am an entrepreneur and former BCG consultant. After 3 degrees cum laude from Bocconi (Italy), MGIMO (Russia) and Barcelona GSE (Spain) I joined BCG in the Milan office. After BCG I joined an angel fund in Berlin, where we invested in the newly born app space. Subsequently, I left the fund, to found my own company.

During my career as a coach I have done 1000+ interviews and multiple Bootcamps in some of the most prestigious universities in Europe, from HEC to Sant'Anna. I am currently the #1 expert on PrepLounge for Meetings, Recommendation rate, Awards and Upvotes.

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Additional questions

Feel free to write me on PrepLounge for any additional question. You can also find below some of the reviews of the people that I helped for further reference.

Best,

Francesco

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Education

Universities:
Bocconi University

Majors:
Economics

Professional Experience

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2011 - 2012

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