Pulin Sanghvi Named Director of Career Management Center

Sanghvi, MBA '97, will lead the efforts of the center, which offers career counseling and placement services to students and alumni.

January 07, 2010

Pulin Sanghvi has been named assistant dean and director of the Career Management Center at Stanford GSB. The seasoned management consultant, corporate recruiter, and career advisor, Sanghvi brings to his new position direct experience as a member of each of the Center’s core constituencies: students, employers, and alumni.

“Pulin has walked in the shoes of each of the Career Management Center’s key customers, and more,” said Garth Saloner, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. “We look forward to his counseling and teaching skills in guiding our students toward a life of meaning and impact. We are delighted to welcome him back to the business school.”

Before returning to Stanford, Sanghvi built Ivy Strategy, a successful career management practice based in the San Francisco Bay Area serving professionals at every tenure level and across a wide range of industries through two challenging economic cycles over the past nine years.

Sanghvi also served as a management consultant in the Palo Alto office of McKinsey & Company, where he worked with clients in the high-tech sector. He was one of the first McKinsey alumni selected to join the McKinsey Alumni Consulting program, where he led client engagements and internal projects on behalf of the firm. He was also among the leaders of McKinsey’s firm-wide recruiting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

“I’m excited to be joining a world-class customer service team at one of the leading academic career centers in the world,” said Sanghvi. “We are sensitive to the unique challenges facing our students, employers, and alumni in this economy. We will drive innovation in the areas of life visioning, networking, and smart connections between students, alumni, and employers.”

Before entering Stanford’s MBA Program, Sanghvi was an analyst in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley & Company in New York, where he was among the leaders of the company’s firm-wide recruiting effort at Yale University.

Sanghvi earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University in 1992. He serves as an Alumni Schools Committee Director for Yale, responsible for managing 150 alumni in conducting admissions interviews throughout the Palo Alto region.

He also serves on the board of directors for Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit focused on transforming the culture around youth sports, founded in 1998 within the Stanford University Athletic Department.

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