Ann Chao

Senior Consultant
Harvard Business School graduate

Ann’s clients were admitted to MBA programs at Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT, Michigan, Darden, Yale, Cornell, Babson, UNC, USC Marshall, GWU, Georgetown, IE, Oxford, CEIBS, HKUST and Vanderbilt.

Ann is the CEO and cofounder of Sonation, a music technology company that makes singing and playing instruments more interactive and fun. Incubated at the Harvard innovation lab and New England Conservatory, Sonation is a MassChallenge 2014 finalist, chosen from over 1600 teams from around the world.

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Ann obtained her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2013. Previously, she worked as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger China, serving multinational companies and Chinese state-owned enterprises in a variety of industries from nuclear energy to car manufacturing. During her time at HBS, she worked on the executive strategy team at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Guillermo del Toro’s studio Mirada. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate studies, majoring in Social Studies and East Asian Studies, and wrote her thesis on employment opportunities for the blind in China. She is passionate about storytelling and music, and plays the piano and flute.

“I got interview invites to Stanford and MIT! None of this would have been possible without Ann. She is seriously amazing.

The process is going much smoother than I expected. Ann is great and is a pleasure to work with. She is really giving me a lot to help.

My experience with ARINGO was great and I never felt pressured to sign up for services I didn’t want. Ann was amazing throughout, and I’ve learned a lot about writing from her. She was always available to help, and very patient with endless iterations of my essays! Regardless of the outcome, I’m very gald I went through this process.

“Ann is great! She is very professional and considerable. She masters strategy thinking, excellent writing skills and time management skills. She does help me a lot. I would like to recommend Ann and ARINGO to more friends for sure.”