Our Team

Our instructors all share the same virtues


We undertake incredible efforts to recruit instructors for High Bridge who are among the most talented in their cohorts.


Our instructors and speakers are always experienced industry experts and who also have a passion for teaching and developing people.

Ongoing development

Our instructors love to learn. They are constantly upgrading their knowledge and methods to bring students to their best.

Flavio Soriano

Flavio is an experienced management consultant and entrepreneur. He has a BA and a Masters in Management and he worked as a management consultant both at Arthur D Little and McKinsey & Company for a total of 5 years. Flavio has already founded five businesses, one of which is The Case Interview Academy, a successful case interview preparation coaching company that has published one of the most downloaded apps for case training. Flavio enjoys immersing himself in other cultures and chose Berlin as his new home.

Roger Wu

As an experienced strategy consultant, Roger worked at Bain & Co. for 4 years after he graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master degree in Management. He was focused on consumer goods and retail industry and he also served multiple private equity clients during his time at Bain. Roger is passionate about mentorship and coaching for young talents and professionals, and his mentees joined leading consulting firms and financial institutions. Currently Roger lives in Shanghai and is a frequent traveler in China and abroad.

Francesco Rieppi

Francesco is an interview coach, former BCG consultant and tech entrepreneur. He is the #1 coach worldwide for consulting interview sessions, thanks to more than 2,500 certified expert classes completed on preplounge.com. As a coach for consulting interviews, Francesco helped hundreds of candidates to land an offer from McKinsey, BCG and Bain. As a consultant, Francesco joined BCG in the Milan office, where he worked on projects in the energy, industrial goods and consumer goods sectors. After BCG, he worked as an associate in venture capital in Germany. As an entrepreneur, Francesco founded two companies in Europe and Asia in the entertainment and EdTech sectors. He is currently serving as CEO of a Singapore-based company and as strategic advisor for startups. He graduated cum laude from Bocconi University and he is passionate about fitness, nutrition and learning new languages.

Burak Dikmenoglu

Burak is an ex-management consultant, worked 3 years as a management consultant at Bain and Company. His previous experience includes working as a Venture Specialist at a Business Angel Network based in Istanbul. His enthusiasm for startups led him to building his own boutique sailing club and giving mentorship to several startups. He has also been working as an online/offline Case & GMAT coach for 2 years with especially consulting candidates across Turkey and Europe. Burak holds a BA degree in Economics from Bogazici University in Istanbul. Currently studying a Masters Degree in Marketing at IE Business School and lives in between Istanbul and Madrid. He speaks Turkish, English and Spanish. .

Nina Haidinger

Nina Haidinger is a Leadership Coach and Trainer with a focus on mindful success strategies. Before that she worked for six years as a project manager for the Boston Consulting Group focussing on large scale transformations, also heading the local women's network. After a severe burnout, Nina found her way back to health thanks to a mix of coaching and mindfulness. Ever since she supports other leaders in leading their business and life in a sustainable and successful way. Her approach is grounded in neuropsychology, mindfulness and somatic experience. She works with clients worldwide through group and individual work. When Nina is asked to sum up the purpose of her work, she refers to it as: 'Establishing the courage to connect. As it is only in connection - with ourselves and those around us - that we can ultimately find true success and happiness.'

Paul Kirkitelos

Paul Kirkitelos is an experienced entrepreneur, educator, and management consultant. His business career began as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, after earning a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Nonlinear Dynamics from the University of Virginia, which he attended as a Research Fellow with NASA’s Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics. After his days at McKinsey, where he focused on corporate finance, Paul went on to found companies in a wide variety of industries, including quantitative hedge funds, oil and gas, nutritional supplements, and small business financing, but his true passion is education and coaching. He has led finance and executive skills training programs globally for multinational giants including GE, Honeywell, Dell, Coca Cola, JnJ, Marriott, McKinsey, and Skadden Arps, as well as for a variety of colleges and universities. Paul is also an Ironman triathlete, a certified yoga instructor, a competitive golfer, and a fanatical traveler, having lived a "location independent" lifestyle for many years, soaking up cultures and experiences in all corners of the world.

Sidi Koné

Sidi is an experienced executive leader at one of the largest professional sports leagues in the world. He is a former senior strategy consultant groomed at McKinsey & Company and formerly The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Sidi has led large consulting teams and worked for top level corporate clients across numerous countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for 7 years. Sidi has served as a member of the core recruiting teams in both McKinsey and BCG. In this function, he has interviewed several hundreds of applicants. One of Sidi’s core passions is teaching young high-potentials on how to properly frame their thinking in addressing strategic issues. Sidi has enabled hundreds of young aspirational individuals to absorb and internalize the skill of rigorous top-down thinking as the backbone of their methodical toolkit, hence bringing their problem solving approach in line with how senior leaders of elite consulting firms (“MBB”) think through complex issues. As a result, Sidi’s mentees are mastering case interviewing at MBB firms with a success rate that exceeds these firms’ overall offer rate by more than factor 20! Sidi holds a doctorate (Dr. rer. pol. - "summa cum laude") in Corporate Finance and a Master’s (“with distinction”) in Business Economics. He speaks German, English and French.

Dan Silvertown

Dan is an ex-BCG consultant with over 7 years' case coaching experience. At BCG he was promoted early and top-of-class twice in a row and led the London University recruiting channel for the London office. He's passionate about coaching and mentoring and now runs a tech start-up focused on helping consultants and investment bankers move into venture capital and private equity which counts half of the consultants and bankers in London as members. He is also the founder of Case Interview Expert (www.caseinterviewexpert.com), a 1-to-1 case interview coaching service through which he has helped nearly 100 students globally receive offers at top consulting firms.

Ben Gutkovich

Ben Gutkovich is a former Manager at McKinsey & Company in London, where he supported large multinational corporations with Growth and Operations Strategy, focusing on TMT clients. Most recently, Ben worked as a Senior Manager at Strategy& (PwC) M&A advisory supporting PE clients with Commercial Due Diligence in the TMT sector. Ben is heavily involved in the UK start-up scene, as an advisor, serial entrepreneur and investor. Ben has set up his own side business, ConsultingCasePro, helping over 400 clients prepare for consulting interviews, with 100+ securing offers from Top Tier consultancies. Ben is originally from Minsk, Belarus, and holds a BA in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology and an MBA from London Business School.

Nicolas Constantinesco

Nicolas' driving passion is to help aspiring business professionals accelerate their skill building and personal development. After obtaining my MBA from Chicago Booth, Nicolas spent 11 years at McKinsey and KPMG where he built a new unit of 40 operations consultants. Beyond client work, he was also passionate about recruiting and professional development: at McKinsey Nicolas was in charge of MBA recruiting and was the lead faculty for several training programs; at KPMG, he led the recruiting drive to build the team and he designed the performance evaluation and feedback program for the new team. Nowadays, Nicolas bring together all that he has learned to help business students develop high impact practical skills in problem solving, storytelling and networking to help them achieve greater success and fulfilment in their business careers. Separately, Nicolas is also an active investor in the US fitness market.

Clara Purroy

Clara started her career in McKinsey and Company, and later joined the team that launched Amazon Business in Spain. She is passionate about coaching: she has taught in the Master in Management at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, where she received the Teaching Excellence Award, and she has coached +150 candidates over PrepLounge and MyConsultingCoach. Furthermore, she is founder and president of the NGO Building their Future since 2015. In 2020 she will start her MBA at MIT Sloan, fully sponsored by international grants as Fullbright and Caixa

Chris Caira

Chris is a former Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Canada. While at McKinsey & Company he played an integral role in MBA recruiting, interviewing more than 500 candidates and developing McKinsey's recruiting strategy. He’s also been a career & case interview coach for more than 4 years and has helped over 500 candidates prepare for interviews. Chris is also the founder of Canada's first makerspace cafe, The Maker Bean Cafe in Toronto.

Julie Prinet

Julie is an interview and communication coach, former McKinsey consultant and holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences and a M.S. in Engineering. While at McKinsey, Julie was trained on recruitment and executive communication. She is the founder of My Stellar Interview - a company that works with top business schools around the world to help students prepare for interviews with top consulting firms. Julie has a knack for helping candidates build confidence and provides practical feedback and 'tricks' so her clients can let their best self shine during their interviews.