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Meet our Chief Genius

Meet our Chief Genius

Vinay Narang is our Founder and Chief Genius. He has scored in the 99th percentile each time he has taken the GMAT. His most recent score is 770, with a perfect 8 on Integrated Reasoning and a perfect 6 on the AWA essay section. He has a thorough understanding of the GMAT, plus the ability to effectively explain all the relevant concepts to students at all levels, from GMAT neophytes to the most advanced students. Vinay has an MBA from Stanford University and received his BA in economics and mathematics from Claremont McKenna College, from which he graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian honors.

Tremendous GMAT Experience

Vinay founded GMAT Genius based on his tremendous amount of experience with the GMAT. Immediately before starting GMAT Genius, Vinay worked for over six years with two different national test preparation companies, teaching full-length and weekend GMAT preparation classes and offering private GMAT tutoring. For the second of these companies, Vinay was their most senior GMAT instructor and was responsible for training all new GMAT instructors during his final two years with that company. Vinay was and remains incredibly focused on teaching excellence. As part of the training process, he sometimes recommended that certain new instructors have their provisional offers revoked because he felt that these instructors lacked the requisite teaching abilities.

While with those companies, Vinay worked with well over 500 students to prepare them for the GMAT. Vinay’s former GMAT students have achieved GMAT scores as high as 770, and have gone on to top business schools including Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford, UCLA, USC, and Wharton.

Diverse Business Background

Vinay also has diverse experience as a business executive. He is the Founder and President of Power Charged Consulting, which offers employee and management training programs to corporate clients. Having developed the proprietary Power Charged system, Vinay is an expert in individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Vinay previously served as CFO and VP of Business Development for BusinessElite, as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young in its Center for Strategic Transactions, and as Manager of Business Development for Universal Studios. Vinay has also worked as a business development executive for Hanna Barbera, and as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers and for Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.