Our Founders

International Admissions and Career Consulting Experts

Born in the small Danish town of Haderslev, Jens grew up on a farm in the Danish countryside. Inspired by his parents’ experience of living abroad in Greenland, the United States, England, and Switzerland and with a knack for adventure, he decided to apply for college scholarships abroad when he was in high school. Two months after graduating high school, he arrived in the United States with a full scholarship.  Jens went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs. After completing a graduate degree at the London School of Economics, he applied to law school and graduated with a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Since graduating law school, Jens has worked in London and New York for a leading American law firm. He has also lived in China, teaching American law at Tsinghua University in Beijing and East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai.

Throughout his time as a student and later as a lawyer, Jens has been keen to mentor others. He served as an English language tutor in college, coached high school teams in moot court competitions as a lawyer, and judged mock trials at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Jens is currently assisting Advantas in an advisory role.

Oleg was born in Moscow, where his curiosity, combined with the territoriality of neighborhood bullies, often got him into the sort of trouble that cultivated the most persuasive speaking abilities. After moving to New York City with his family at the age of twelve, he found himself honing the same techniques in English, becoming truly bilingual. Since that time, Oleg has used his skills to his advantage. He obtained his college degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University with the highest honors and developed software for one of the largest software companies in the world. He then went back to school and became an attorney after earning his J.D. degree from NYU and practiced corporate law at one of America’s top law firms.

Throughout his career, Oleg has helped his friends prepare admissions essays for various undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as resumes and cover letters. For years he and his friends have noticed that materials he edited consistently yielded much better results than were expected based on their scores and credentials alone. The joy of helping others succeed inspired Oleg to share his unique expertise on a broader scale through Advantas.