MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND ELITE ADMIT

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Dane Phillips

Managing Director

Elite Admit’s Managing Director, Dane Phillips, has been a leading Human Capital consultant in Thailand for over 13 years, engaging with individuals & firms, startups & Fortune 100s, and players from the public & private sectors. His work with MBA Scholarship programs for several of Thailand’s largest companies includes talent acquisition, professional development, and admissions guidance, all of which has resulted in a new generation of leaders who are leveraging their Top 10 MBAs to reshape the international business landscape. Additionally, Dane’s ongoing consulting work with global NGOs & CSR programs continues to improve the lives of tens of thousands of people in Thailand and abroad. 

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Lindsey Stoker

Founding Partner

Lindsey has worked as an educator for over 20 years, teaching Literature, Business English, and Critical Reading and Writing. She has led development, recruiting, and evaluation events worldwide, with a particular focus on identifying critical thinking and reasoning skills in verbal, reading comprehension, and writing contexts, as well as how those translate to future performance in areas as diverse as cross-cultural communication, social entrepreneurship, and United Nations skills development/resettlement. With two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in Business Administration and Anthropology from Texas A&M; University and Texas State University respectively, she is highly skilled at evaluating and improving professionals’ abilities to work effectively across borders, industries, and languages.

Fernando 'Fernie' Martinez

Consultant / Senior Partner

As an American working globally, Fernando’s 20-year career has included filmmaking, newspaper editing/writing, management, data analytics, and marketing. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he worked as a Filmmaker, holding several titles including writer, editor, and director, while also developing the storytelling expertise that serves his admissions clients so well. As a Freelance Writer for the Austin Chronicle, he wrote articles covering local film and television content in one of the most competitive markets in the country. As the Marketing Director for the Austin Film Festival, he oversaw the marketing, advertising, and social media for the yearly film festival, plus its weekly television program that aired in over 300 cities, as well as its podcast whose episodes have been downloaded over a million times worldwide. During his 4 years as a Digital Marketing Specialist in Prague, he oversaw the content creation for several international clients of wide-ranging industries including Transportation, Healthcare, Fashion, Finance, and Manufacturing. Moreover, he has over 8 years of experience as an admissions expert, supporting clients from around the world with essay drafting/revision, resume crafting, interview coaching, and every other aspect of the application process.

Carl Prince

Consultant / Partner

Since making Thailand his home in 2011, Carl has worked as a teacher and educational consultant, creating bespoke English language programs for Thailand’s prominent corporations, universities, and future leaders, with the aim of making Thais more competitive in the global arena. An accomplished public speaker, Carl has worked one-on-one with corporate executives throughout Thailand, coaching his clients in the skills necessary to prepare and deliver impactful presentations in English in a variety of settings and formats. In New York, Carl was Executive Vice President at one of Broadway’s largest and most influential marketing companies, where his key responsibilities included heading the marketing effort, identifying and nurturing strategic corporate partnerships, and implementing ongoing professional development programs for employees with an eye for bringing out the best in each individual. One of his biggest achievements was creating a highly successful, hands-on educational program for students pursuing careers in the performing arts, both on- and off-stage. Carl is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has been a leader throughout his career, serving as a director on several professional boards as well as participating in numerous panel discussions and committees. He is also committed to social engagement and was a trustee for a charitable foundation serving underprivileged youth.

Nitchan ‘Nick’ Piromsawat

Consultant

Nick is a corporate innovation expert and writer passionate about innovation and human capital development. He has extensive experience in corporate innovation roles, including technology investment, business development, innovation coordination, and intrapreneurship, at PTT Plc., the Thai national oil conglomerate. In his personal mission to equip the new generation with knowledge, skills, and the right mindset to thrive in today's disruptive business world, he has consulted for dozens of aspiring top-tier engineering and business students, coached hundreds of young professionals through innovation workshops, and inspired and informed thousands with his writing. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in nanotechnology with First Class Honors from Chulalongkorn University.

Veronica Cantu

Consultant

Veronica has over 18 years of management-level multicultural marketing and strategic sales experience, working with brands such as AB-InBev, Nestle, Dell Computers, the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks. Leveraging her BBA from Texas A&M; and Masters in Marketing from UDLAP, Veronica is a collaborative leader with proven success driving business operations, developing high-functioning team cultures, building brands, and integrating sales/ marketing/ digital strategies across business units. She is also a supportive consultant for those specializing in the aforementioned areas or any creative or data-driven decision-making roles.

Advisors

Pakapol ‘Max’ Thangtongchin

Advisor

Max, a Harvard MBA graduate, is currently a Senior Product Manager at Amazon in the United States. During his studies, he also served as an Admissions Representative at Harvard Business School. Before joining HBS, Max was a scholar from Bain & Company and was admitted to HBS with a GMAT of 760 (top 1% in the world). At Bain & Company, Max was pivotal in developing innovative strategies for several of the world’s largest firms, covering industries such as Banking, Blockchain, Logistics, Insurance, and Manufacturing. He also co-led Thailand’s most prestigious social enterprise conference ever, SECON 2018, hosted by the United Nations and attended by dozens of top leaders from the public and private sectors. Max has written, coached, and judged case competitions and hackathons globally, while also working as a Presentation Coach for John Robert Powers and TV host for Disney Insider. These skills and experiences perfectly align with supporting candidates applying to top MBA, MS, and undergraduate programs around the world.

Prawee ‘Mim’ Nonthapun

Advisor

Mim is a senior project manager at Agoda, managing inter-company $5M/ year strategic projects from platform experimentation to process improvements. Her passion in food and technology allowed her to switch from her family business into start-up, technology companies and venture capital. Previously she worked at Chowbus (series B food delivery in the US), MATH Venture Partners ($50B venture fund), Aon Hewitt, and her family business (current board member). Mim also runs her own private dining with a year long wait list. She received an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Chulalongkorn University.

Anusorn ‘Tum’ Preugpaibul

Advisor

A Harvard Business School graduate, Tum is passionate in business development, merger and acquisition, and project implementation. Over the past decade, as PTT’s scholar, Tum’s experience has been extensively spent developing and executing projects for PTT Group in international countries, namely the Philippines, Laos, and Myanmar, covering oil and gas, power and retail sectors. In the Philippines, Tum has expanded new Café Amazon branches, Thailand’s most famous coffee chain, amongst competitive coffee market. He later spearheaded a successful joint venture project with one of the biggest Myanmar conglomerates, marking the entrance of PTT’s retail business into Myanmar. With his family, Tum managed invested condominium units and provided numerous end-to-end condominium leasing, majorly in central Bangkok, to expatriates and working professionals. All these on-the-ground execution equips Tum with experiences and business skills that allows him to understand business quickly and provide insights to support candidates.

Aphinya ‘Jinny’ Siranart

Advisor

Jinny is the Head of Exploration at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand, where she leads the organization’s portfolios on sustainable business, impact investment, inclusive innovation, and governmental digital transformation. Passionate about innovation for sustainability, Jinny has been providing technical consultations and trainings to hundreds of businesses, including listed companies and social enterprises, on how to integrate sustainability into their business activities, operations, and strategies. Jinny holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University, a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Editors & Language Instructors

Ashley Faulkenberry

Editor

Ashley’s career in Education began with service in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in Ukraine. Upon returning to the United States, she earned her Master of Education with Summa Cum Laude honors from Texas State University, becoming a certified teacher. She has since worked worldwide for over a decade in American and International schools as a teacher, teacher trainer, and accreditation specialist. Ashley has a refined ability to educate cross-culturally, as well as a passion for helping others reach their fullest potential. This skillset allows her to serve as a world-class editor and language specialist, ensuring candidates maintain their voice and content ownership while perfecting their grammar, syntax, and narrative effectiveness.

Krishna Wright

Editor and English Tutor

After completing a Master of Arts in English Literature, majoring in British Renaissance Literature & Sonnet Sequences, Krishna gained over 15 years of experience in the university classrooms of America and Asia, teaching creative writing, research techniques, as well as English linguistics and literature. In addition to degree-track courses, she taught in the International Department, helping students from abroad hone their English skills through critical thinking, cultural programs, reading, and writing. Outside of the classroom, she put her efforts into critical analysis, engineering student-focused pedagogical techniques, as well as publishing and editing creative, analytical, and social writings.

Thanaporn 'Punpun' Tippayarat

English Tutor

Punpun is a full-time Social Media Analyst & Data Analyst specializing in the Retail and Beauty industries. She graduated from Ritsumeikan University in Japan and has studied abroad in both the United States and Denmark. She has extensive experience teaching adults in Thailand and Japan, having worked for a prestigious tutoring school and as a Freelance Instructor. During her 4 years as a teacher, she has consistently empowered her students to reach their full potential as secondary English speakers.

That Is Not All.

Elite Admit also has a full team of experts in diverse industries and subjects, including Management/Strategy Consulting, e-Commerce, Data Analytics, Banking/Finance, Blockchain, Supply Chain, Process Engineering, Oil & Gas, Social Enterprise, Law, Healthcare, and numerous other vital areas. You can be assured your consultant or support specialist will have expertise in your specific area of need.

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