About Us

Sechel Ventures Partners LLC owns and operates BSchools.org, which answers frequently asked questions about MBA programs, from business school admissions to program curricula and available concentrations. The mission of Sechel is to provide rich and informative content that addresses specific educational questions in fields with good to excellent career outlooks, such as business administration and its application to various high-opportunity fields.

Overall, BSchools.org provides a comprehensive look at online MBA programs and related programmatic alternatives, and features detailed program and professor profiles, career guides, and blog posts of interest to potential MBA students.

Please contact us with any ideas for content you’d like to see. Thank you.

Seth Restaino

Co-Founder

Seth Restaino has devoted the past 20 years of his professional career to software consulting and educational web publishing, and runs production and engineering for Sechel Ventures, which he co-owns with Barry.

Barry Franklin

Co-Founder

Before co-founding Sechel Ventures Partners LLC, Barry Franklin was a VP at a Silicon Valley software company. He is an investor and advisor for DataSimply and Impellia. Barry believes that education and lifelong learning are paramount. Barry met his wife at Carnegie Mellon University and they have two beautiful daughters. He also volunteers for various committees at his kids’ high school.

Jocelyn Blore

Chief Content Strategist

Jocelyn is the chief content officer of Sechel Ventures. She graduated summa cum laude from UC Berkeley and traveled the world for five years as a teacher and freelance writer. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and has lived in England (six months), Japan (2.5 years), Brazil (six months), Argentina (ten months), and Southeast Asia (nine months). Paying thought to her international experience, she’s interested in how culture shapes the idea of human progress within societies—one of the many themes she writes about in her blog, Blore’s Razor (Instagram: @bloresrazor).

Becca Brewer
Becca Brewer

Writer

Becca Brewer is building a better future on a thriving earth by fostering healing, human wholeness, and next-world building through storytelling help, one-on-one self-awareness workshops, and customized team-alignment sessions. She offers these services at a rate of $0.00 to anyone interested (contact her at rkbrewer@gmail.com for more information). Previously to her journey as an adventurer for a just, meaningful, and regenerative world, Becca was a formally trained sexuality educator with a master of education.

Bree Nicolello
Bree Nicolello

Writer

Bree Nicolello is an urban planner and freelance writer based in Seattle, WA. She has worked on land use and housing policy issues throughout the Pacific Northwest. She previously led Run Oregon Run, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Oregonians run for office and apply to boards and commissions. When not writing, she is lovingly tending to her cast iron pans.

Chelsea Toczauer
Chelsea Toczauer

Writer

Chelsea Toczauer is a journalist with experience reporting on various fields, including pharmaceutical supply chains and technology. She has also worked as a program administrator in the field of education at several U.S. and international universities. She holds BAs in international relations and Asian languages and cultures from the University of Southern California, as well as a double-accredited US-Chinese MA in international studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University joint degree program. Toczauer speaks Mandarin and Russian.

Douglas Mark
Douglas Mark

Writer

While a partner in a San Francisco marketing and design firm, for over 20 years Douglas Mark wrote online and print content for the world’s biggest brands, including United Airlines, Union Bank, Ziff Davis, Sebastiani, and AT&T. Since his first magazine article appeared in MacUser in 1995, he’s also written on finance and graduate business education in addition to mobile online devices, apps, and technology. Doug graduated in the top 1 percent of his class with a business administration degree from the University of Illinois and studied computer science at Stanford University.

Farheen Gani
Farheen Gani

Writer

Farheen is a freelance writer, marketer, and researcher. She writes about technology, education, and marketing. Her work has appeared on websites such as Tech in Asia and Foundr, as well as top SaaS blogs such as Zapier and InVision. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter (@FarheenGani).

John Cousins, MBA
John Cousins, MBA

John Cousins is the founder and CEO of MBA ASAP, an online community centered on a curriculum and content related to business and entrepreneurship. John has started nine companies, taken two public, and was a public company CEO and CFO for fifteen years.

John has a degree in electronics from MIT and an MBA from Wharton. He lives in the high desert of New Mexico.

Kimmy Gustafson
Kimmy Gustafson

Writer

Kimmy is a freelance writer with a passion for sharing stories of bravery. Her love for world-traveling began when her family moved to Spain when she was six and since then, she has lived overseas extensively, visited six continents, and has traveled to over 25 countries. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French. When not writing or parenting she can be found kiteboarding, hiking, or cooking.

Laura Childs
Laura Childs

Writer

Laura Childs is a versatile writer and media specialist living in London. She's a California native and has written about arts, culture, and tech in San Francisco. A self-proclaimed data nerd, she loves telling people's stories supported by research. When not writing, Laura teaches and practices yoga. You can find more of her work and get in touch at www.lbccreative.com.

Matt Zbrog
Matt Zbrog

Writer

Matt Zbrog is a writer and freelancer who has been living abroad since 2016. His nonfiction has been published by Euromaidan Press, Cirrus Gallery, and Our Thursday. Both his writing and his experience abroad are shaped by seeking out alternative lifestyles and counterculture movements, especially in developing nations. You can follow his travels through Eastern Europe and Central Asia on Instagram at @weirdviewmirror. He’s recently finished his second novel, and is in no hurry to publish it.

Sara Navratil
Sara Navratil

Writer

Sara Navratil is a freelance writer and a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer. She's the owner of Sara Liza Life, a company dedicated to helping people rewrite their lives. She enjoys researching and writing about entrepreneurial and general business topics, and providing detailed information on online MBA programs. When not working she likes to read, bake, and spend time with her family.

Tracy Collins Ortlieb
Tracy Collins Ortlieb

Writer

Tracy Collins Ortlieb is an award-winning journalist specializing in parenting and family, travel and hospitality, finance, and legal topics. She writes for such outlets as Parents, SheKnows, Avvo, and MoneyGeek. She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughters.