Nick H. Kamboj is the former The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth) Strategy Guest Lecturer at. Mr. Kamboj is also a former MBA Admissions Committee member of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Booth, Nick volunteered his time to review prospective MBA candidates' applications, essays, Resumes, Recommendation Letters and Transcripts. Mr. Kamboj also interviewed countless prospective MBA candidates during his time at Booth. Nick is also the former Booth Philanthropy Club Social Committee Co-Chair and was responsible for inviting senior corporate leadership to discuss their philanthropic efforts.
Although often deliberately avoiding the spotlight, Mr. Kamboj continues to be a Trusted Adviser to the world's aspiring MBA graduate students, most senior executives and renowned litigators. Individuals from many different countries, industries and disciplines actively seek Mr. Kamboj's proven guidance. Nick's unwavering and sound advice has helped many to be admitted into Top-Tier MBA programs, has guided executives to lead successful global initiatives, and has resulted in litigators winning high-stakes cases.
Prior to establishing Aston & James, LLC, Mr. Kamboj has held senior leadership and executive positions respectively at Microsoft, Xerox and Accenture where he has implemented and managed technology strategic initiatives, programs and projects.
Mr. Kamboj is the author of six books, "MBA Admissions Interview Guide 2nd Edition," "CIO Elite: The Executive Program In Technology Strategy," "CIO Elite: Technology Strategy Terms Quick Reference," "Business Requirements: What Every IP, Cyber & Tech Lawyer Should Know!," "Business Requirements Deposition Guide: The Competitive Edge For Every IP, Cyber & Tech Lawyer!," and "Aston & James: The Definitive Top-Tier MBA Interview Guide."
In addition, Mr. Kamboj also has served and continues to serve as a Technology Expert for Technology, Cyber and Intellectual Property (IP) civil litigation cases. Mr. Kamboj taught The Executive Program In Information Technology (EPIT) at Booth to CEO's, CIO's and other C-Suite Executives from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Kamboj has also served as a frequent lecturer on technology strategy matters for The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency.
The following is a sample of the organizations that have sent their employees to Mr. Kamboj's lectures: McDonald’s, Starbucks, Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Kraft Foods, Sprint, ABN AMRO, Allstate Corporation, Motorola, Walgreens, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Carnival Cruise Lines, HSBC, Baxter Health Care, KPMG LLP, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Boston Consulting Group, Eli Lilly & Co., R.R. Donnelley, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Gap, Progressive Insurance, Ace Hardware Corporation, U.S. Cellular, Standard & Poor's, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Sodexho, Solo Cup Company, Pearson Education, Sargento Foods Inc., American Osteopathic Association, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Raytheon Company, BNP, CNA Surety Corporation, Delta Dental Plans Association, Digitas, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Grand Victoria Casino, Herff Jones, Humana, Information Resources, Inc., JD Edwards, Lafarge North America, Inc., Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Medtronic E.R.S., Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc., PACCAR, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Safeco Corporation, Sea Star Line, Siemens Westinghouse Power Generation, Stuart Dean, Toyota Financial Services, Vision Service Plan (VSP), Vita-Mix Corporation, and W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Mr. Kamboj is also the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Player Award (Microsoft Corporation), Microsoft Client Partner Experience Award (Microsoft Corporation), Microsoft Pinnacle Award (Shared Award - Microsoft Corporation), Infrastructure Fellow (Accenture Corporation). Employee of the Year Award (LANAC Technology Corporation), Chandler Case Award (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Bright Idea Award (LANAC Technology Corporation), Implementation Award (LANAC Technology Corporation), Global Awareness Award (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Implementation Award (Technisource Corporation) and has also received two Governor commendations for his efforts in increasing Adult Literacy and for his efforts increasing general population awareness of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
Mr. Kamboj received his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Honors), Masters in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University (Highest Marks), and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Kamboj also completed a term of legal studies at The London School of Economics (Highest Marks), primarily focusing on Intellectual Property Law, Media& Communication Regulation and Human Rights coursework. Mr. Kamboj is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and also holds the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Foundation certification.
Mr. Kamboj has and continues to volunteer his time in workforce development programs for the blind to instill confidence, business acumen and self-esteem to those with visual impairments. Mr. Kamboj has for over fifteen years, volunteered with The Chicago Lighthouse For the Blind & Visually Impaired; however, expended most of his volunteering time with the Lions Center For The Blind in Oakland, California.
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Quite some time ago, on a cold London winter day, while walking along Houghton Street at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), I developed the concept for Aston & James, LLC. Aston, as it is frequently referred, was to be and is a uniquely different MBA admissions consultancy.
Simple. Elegant. Minimal. Powerful. Passionate. These were the adjectives that continued to resonate with me during my time at LSE and are at the foundation for everything that Aston & James, LLC is built upon. After having expended a significant career with various accountabilities at the world's finest and most powerful companies, I came to realize how much of an individual's challenges were self-induced when getting into a top-tier MBA program and they could be resolved.
Aston & James, LLC is founded to provide elegantly simple, yet powerful strategic and tactical guidance to aspiring MBA graduate students. Aston & James is not a broad consultancy, nor is it a widely diffused multi-national consulting firm with an array of service offerings. Aston & James, is very specifically focused on several key strategic and tactical areas, to quite simply, create the most effective and influential application positioning for our clients.
As you explore what Aston & James has to offer, you will come to discover that our services are those which we are highly confident, competent and passionate about. Our focus and passion resides on specialization in strategic and tactical guidance as well as strategies and structures which are required to support their implementation.
Nick H. Kamboj
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