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Ann Chao



Ann Chaoโ€™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.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 Toroโ€™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.


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2011 - 2013
Harvard Business School
2004 - 2009
Harvard College


2017 - 2017
Senior Product Manager
2017 - 2017
Product Consultant
Toast, Inc.
2013 - 2016
Sonation GmbH
2012 - 2012
Creative Development and Strategy Associate
Mirada Studios
2012 - 2012
Summer Strategy Fellow
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts