Highgate MBA Admissions Consulting was born of the mutual interest of its two founders, Breanna Kirk and Joan McGeachy, who had separately been helping business school applicants for more than a decade. Realizing that their philosophies were similar and their skills and backgrounds complementary, they formed Highgate with one goal: to help a select number of applicants so that the approach for each candidate remained personal and unique.

Breanna Kirk & Joan McGeachy

Breanna Kirk

Breanna has spent the last eleven years in MBA admissions consulting, helping each client earn admission to his or her first choice school, including Harvard, Wharton, Tuck, Columbia, Chicago, Sloan, Kellogg, and Darden. Earlier in her career she served as Assistant Director of Admissions at Tuck, as well as Admissions Manager at Columbia Business School. Prior to her work in education she worked in New Hampshire politics as a fundraiser, lobbyist, and legislative aide.

Breanna's work is focused on helping her clients dig deeply to find their authentic voice and most telling story to reveal to the admissions committee. She distinctly remembers, as an admissions officer, the pleasure of reading those rare and compelling presentations, and strives to help each of her clients become unforgettable.

Breanna has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College.

Joan McGeachy

Joan has more than 12 years of experience in strategy development and brand marketing honed at companies such as Deloitte Consulting, The Coca-Cola Company, and two start ups (the most fun and greatest learning she ever had at work). Before entering the private sector, she worked for the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington, D.C.

Joan's expertise lies in written presentation. Whether pitching new business, presenting to Congress, or working on brand development, she enjoys distilling the essence of a message to its resonating fundamentals.

Joan has a Bachelor of Arts in Russian and a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Kentucky. She earned her Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.