About Us

It all started when…

Our Founder loved his job, but thought it was missing something, something more fulfilling. When he started working with the iMentor organization, he saw how powerful of an impact mentoring could have, both for the mentee, as well as for himself, the mentor. Brian realized this was the kind of fulfillment he was looking for as an employee, and the kind of helping hand he wish he had as an early career candidate- and OdysseyAlly was born.

[mission]

Our mission is to empower candidates in discovering a meaningful role, employees in becoming fulfilled teammates, and companies in recruiting enduring teams.  

[vision]

We believe in a future where career exploration is accessible to all, and every individual has equal opportunity in their unique career journey.

 
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Brian Keenan

[founder]

Brian spent 7 years working in various roles in the asset management industry, eventually becoming an analyst for Gabelli Asset Management’s merger arbitrage hedge fund desk. He left the firm to pursue his MBA at Columbia Business School, and he has since taken a leave from the school to dedicate all of his efforts to pursuing his passion of equal career opportunities for every individual through OdysseyAlly.

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Holly Jackson

[Advisor]

Currently at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, Holly has spent over 15 years collaborating with top business schools and companies to attract the best diverse MBA talent, and has devoted her career to promoting diversity in higher education and mission-driven organizations. She has coached hundreds of high-performing minority candidates, leading them toward successful post-MBA careers across a range of industries including financial services, education, tech, and consulting, for organizations including MLT, Goldman Sachs, and the Wharton School of Business. She is also a Columbia MBA.

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Garrett Moran

[Advisor]

Garrett has spent his career running and growing large and impactful organizations, including Blackstone and YearUp. Recently he was president of YearUp, a national nonprofit organization that enables 5,000 low-income young adults each year, to move into professional careers by providing a rigorous 12-month program that combines hands on technical and professional skill development, stipends, professional internships, and college credits. Prior to that, Garrett served as the COO of Blackstone's Private Equity Group from 2005 to 2012, overseeing the group's day-to-day operations, playing a senior role in its investment process and guiding the firm's CSR initiatives. He is also a Wharton MBA.