It all started with a single student...
Anish Merchant (seated) born and raised in Texas was living in Buenos Aires, playing music in a bluegrass band, and basking in the city’s world renowned nightlife.
With a degree in physics and a high GMAT score, Anish offered to tutor “a friend of a friend” who was struggling with the exam. What began as informal hourly courses would change the course of both of their lives.
During their sessions, Anish learned his student’s motivations for taking the GMAT. She was a very high performer in a multinational corporation who was consistently getting passed over for promotions due to her gender. Frustrated by the machismo she was facing in the workplace, she wanted to look for more opportunities abroad. But she wasn’t getting the GMAT scores she needed, even after a few sessions with Anish.
Empathetic to her plight, Anish set about refining his lesson plans. He knew this student had what it took to ace the GMAT. She was intelligent and hungry for a more fulfilling career; she just needed a better approach to the exam. Finally, after a year of picking the exam apart and putting it back together, Anish developed the Merchant methodology. With it, this first student was able to score a 700 and follow her dreams abroad. She recommended him to some friends.
Word in Buenos Aires quickly got out that Anish was the GMAT wizard. People who studied with him got results. Before long, many of the top young professionals in the nation were seeking his services. He was overwhelmed with requests. He needed help, and he found it, in all places, from his bluegrass bandmate Joe Mashek (standing).
Joe led the Merchant expansion into Admissions Consultant services, transforming Merchant from a GMAT prep business to a turn-key graduate school solution for Latin America's top young professionals.
Over the years, Anish and Joe have been able to help hundreds of students tackle the GMAT and grow their careers abroad.
And yes, they still find time to jam blue grass together.
Creative entrepreneur based in Buenos Aires who has helped hundreds through their MBA journey. I can wear a lot of different hats and play a lot of instruments. I can help you get into your dream MBA program and then get that job you've always wanted. I can then come visit you at your mountain or beach house. No?
Born in Buenos Aires but raised in the world... I lived in Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, and am now settled in a small beach town in Uruguay. With a Design background, I have always been passionate about communication and education. My studies as an Othological Coach help me develop my new position as HR Manager. I love connecting with people and having new adventures. I can spend hours dancing surrounded by friends and dogs!
Born and bred in Bristol, UK. I have been living outside of the UK for 10 years, I still have a strong accent, how!?! I started my trip in Indonesia, working as a Dive Master and now in Argentina where I'm always on the search for the best pizza restaurant! I love meeting and connecting with new people, which is one of the main reasons why I love what I do here at Merchant!
Born and raised in the southern suburbs of Buenos Aires, I am a long-time vegetarian who doesn't like to eat vegetables at all! I love pretty much every sport (E sports excluded) and competitions. My true passion in life is fixing things, either abstract or concrete ones, even more if it requires alternative thinking or resources. That's why I'm known as "The Wolf"!