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Choslovsky and GreenbergMarla Choslovsky, SM ’88 and Paul Greenberg, SM ’88

Paul Greenberg, SM ’88 and Marla Choslovsky, SM ’88

When Marla Choslovsky took a seat across from Paul Greenberg on their first day at MIT Sloan, it was no accident. After hearing her father's advice to “meet someone and get married” while at business school, Choslovsky scanned her cohort's demographics book to find a nice Jewish boy from Canada, per his specific recommendation. Greenberg Greenberg fit the description, and so began their modern-day “arranged marriage.”

While at MIT Sloan, Choslovsky pursued marketing and Greenberg studied applied economics and finance. After graduation, Choslovsky went to work for a small market research consulting firm and Greenberg joined Analysis Group, a company that provides economic, financial, and business strategy consulting to law firms and corporations. Since they graduated in 1988, Greenberg and Choslovsky have shown their gratitude to MIT Sloan for their educations, and for bringing them together, with a yearly gift to the Annual Fund.

Looking back, Greenberg and Choslovsky aren't surprised that they both found a spouse during their time at the School. “When we meet people from our cohort and even alumni from other years we tend to be impressed by them. And we hope they feel the same way about us,” they laugh. More than 20 years later Greenberg and Choslovsky are the parents of three: Talia, 16; Morris, 14; and Micah, 9. Greenberg remains with Analysis Group.

Analysis Group has benefited from its strong connection to the School. The company was founded by Bruce Stangle, an MIT Sloan 1978 alumnus who earned a PhD in applied economics. Its current CEO, Martha Samuelson, also has strong MIT Sloan roots, having earned a Sloan Fellows degree in 1986. The firm works with an extensive network of academics, including many from MIT Sloan such as Bob Pindyck, John Hauser, and Arnie Barnett. In a work environment steeped in analytics and data, Greenberg says there is also a natural pipeline between MIT Sloan and Analysis Group. “Sloan is on the more analytical end of the business school spectrum. It provides a rigorous education informed by sound analytical techniques, so Analysis Group is always in the market for MIT Sloan trained employees. We also send many of our most capable analysts to MIT Sloan after several years at our firm.”

Choslovsky and Greenberg often acknowledge how they have benefited, both in their careers and personal lives, from the education, research, and experience MIT Sloan provides. “I admire what the School is able to do when compared to other business schools across the United States and the world,” Greenberg explains.

“Each year, the School proves itself worthy of our support,” says Choslovsky of their gifts to the Annual Fund. Greenberg, constantly impressed by the high-level alumni MIT Sloan produces, refers to the MBA Admissions Office as a fine-tuned “filter.” They hope that their support of the Annual Fund enhances the School's ability to continue attracting the best students and faculty. Greenberg notes that “today we are at a point when we are moving from a 20th-century sensibility to a 21st-century sensibility in how we view the economy and business. I want MIT Sloan to be a part of that process and to be seen as a thought leader that moves us forward.”

Choslovsky says the ultimate reason they give to MIT Sloan is for the education of future generations. She and Greenberg would “be thrilled if their children attended,” she says. With the Admissions Office working as such a strong filter, they wouldn't mind if their children also took advantage of it to find a spouse.