At Southwark Consulting, we believe in the value of business education. The study of business is essential to ensuring that tomorrow’s corporations are led both effectively and ethically. Given the key roles their graduates go on to play in society, it is important that business schools admit the best applicants possible. Towards that goal, Southwark works to help admissions offices efficiently identify and attract high-quality talent.
Meet the Founder
Graham Richmond, founder of Southwark Consulting, has worked in the business school admissions space for over 18 years. After beginning his career at MCS Multi-App, a software startup that provided admissions software to more than 50 leading global MBA programs, Graham earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined the admissions team at Wharton, vetting thousands of applications and interviewing prospective students as an admissions officer. Graham left Wharton to co-found Clear Admit, which has become famous for helping applicants navigate the MBA admissions process. During his tenure at Clear Admit, he witnessed tens of thousands of applicants travel through the admissions process at nearly every leading business school in the world. Graham also co-founded the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants in 2006 and served as the organization’s president from 2009 to 2011.
An expert in MBA admissions, Graham is frequently called upon by major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and the Financial Times to discuss trends in the field. He is also regularly invited to speak to admissions directors from leading MBA programs at the annual conference of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). Aside from his work in MBA admissions, Graham sits on the board of directors for an educational software company that is quoted on the NASDAQ.
Graham holds a BA in Art History from Swarthmore College and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School.