Rachel Nelson

MBA Admissions Consultant
Academic Background

Harvard College, BS
The Wharton School, MBA

Work Experience

Rachel has worked 15+ years in financial services marketing at Merrill Lynch, GE Capital and American Express.

After college (where she majored in Government and was a member of Radcliffe Crew), Rachel worked at American Express in NYC for 3 years before business school primarily in web / digital. During business school, she interned with GE in the Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (a GE Corporate marketing and sales leadership program) and then took a full-time position after graduation; Rachel had four rotational assignments within GE Commercial Finance: Real Estate (2), Aviation, Commercial Finance HQ) and then in Marketing in Commercial Real Estate.

Following GE, Rachel moved to Boston and had a variety of roles within Bank of America / Merrill Lynch (primarily in product – strategy, management, development & distribution). She then spent a year at an online floral retailer start-up in Boston managing a small marketing team.

Rachel has since relocated to England and does independent consulting projects for small (primarily US-based) businesses as well as work with Stratus Prep.

Area of Expertise

Product management, product strategy, strategic marketing, financial services.

A little more in-depth

What I like most about being a Stratus Prep MBA Admissions Counselor:

The opportunity to meet new people, learn about a candidate’s background and interests, help him/her figure out what s/he wants to do and the best way to get there.

3 Random Facts:

– I live in Cheltenham, England (a lovely Cotswolds town in the west of England not far from the Welsh border); but I come back regularly to Boston and NYC to see friends.
– I met my partner (he is Scottish) through friends on a group trip at the inaugural Formula One race in Austin, Texas.
– I am a fan of European crime dramas (the Fall, Broadchurch, the Bridge).