Hillary Schubach

Founder & President

Hillary Schubach is the President of Shine/ MBA Admissions Consulting, a boutique consultancy serving top business school candidates around the world.

She received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001 and her BA in History from Duke University in 1993.  Her background includes over 20 years of marketing and brand management experience at world-class companies such as Kraft and Unilever—proving to be the ideal foundation to help aspiring MBAs market themselves to the schools of their choice.  A successful MBA admissions adviser since 1999, she maintains an exemplary track record, helping her clients gain acceptance to their target schools year after year.

Hillary is an active member of AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants), an organization dedicated to the highest ethical practices, professional excellence, and collaboration with admissions officers of the top business schools.  She also speaks nationwide on the topic of MBA admissions.

Hillary currently lives in Santa Monica and, when not busy enjoying the SoCal outdoors with her dog Emma, she remains a loyal Duke basketball fan.

Ryan Haggerty


Ryan Haggerty is a Consultant at Shine who has been advancing all aspects of our business, from client admissions work to analysis and insight.

Ryan earned his MBA from Duke Fuqua in 2018 and his BS in Finance from Wake Forest in 2013. His background is in management consulting at EY (Ernst & Young), where he developed and executed strategies for top-10 global financial institutions such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Following a tenure at a successful technology start-up, Ryan then transitioned to a post-MBA career in marketing and brand management, working on premier brands such as Wonderful Pistachios and Justin Wine.

At b-school, Ryan was an active member of the Fuqua Admissions team, giving him key insight into admissions considerations and interviewing best practices. He was also a Fuqua Career Fellow, where he worked 1x1 with students to navigate recruiting, perfect their resumes, and succeed in job interviews. His passion for helping future MBAs achieve their goals was born.

Ryan also lives in Santa Monica, CA and enjoys hiking, scouting the next great LA brunch spot, and refining his arsenal of “The Office” trivia.

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