CAMBRIDGE, MA—CollegeVine, a Cambridge, MA-based one-on-one mentorship, college applications guidance, college essay assistance, tutoring, and test prep startup, announced that Harvard Business School professor Deepak Malhotra has joined its Board of Directors.
CollegeVine also announced that it has tapped iSpecimen CTO Doug Williams as Tech Advisor.
“As we continue to grow the company, Deepak and Doug will play a vital role in guiding us in the right direction,” said CollegeVine CEO Jon Carson. “The trick with early stage is to build the best possible ‘A Team.’ These executives—both exceptional in their fields—get us one step closer.”
Since 2002, Malhotra been teaching at Harvard Business School and received many awards including the HBS Faculty Award. He also holds a PhD from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. An expert in negotiation, deal-making and conflict resolution, Malhotra is the author of several books and articles on these areas, including his latest book, Negotiating the Impossible. In 2014, Malhotra was chosen by Poets & Quants as one of the “40 under 40” best business school professors in the world under the age of 40.
CollegeVine, founded as Admissions Hero in 2013, is a provider of one-on-one mentorship, college applications guidance, college essay assistance, tutoring, and test prep. The company features an expansive network of near-peer advisors at the nation’s top universities–their experience representing more than 20 different majors, substantial extracurricular activities and far-ranging success.