You do have a strong profile overall. I wouldn’t worry too much about scant extracurriculars. The 70% quant GMAT won’t be a problem since you clearly possess the requisite quant skills. That said, a higher GMAT is always helpful -- but since yours suffices, focus on it only if you are sure you can raise it with reasonable effort. If not, focusing more on other things makes sense.
For the top MBA programs that you mention, I'd consider you qualified, but they would be reasonable reaches. Your greatest strength is your fascinating career – it differentiates you. To really make the most of it (i.e., to make it work for you strategically in the application), present your insights and reflections from this career path and link them to your goals. Most of the applicants your target programs reject are qualified (often well qualified), so your challenge is to make your application answer the question: why should the program admit you over other well qualified applicants of similar industry, geographic region, function, etc. Developing the application to answer that question
will keep you appropriately focused and help you make decisions regarding what to write about in essays, who to ask for recommendations, etc.
Another school that seems like it would be a good fit, along with those mentioned, is MIT's Sloan MBA. It would be a reasonable reach. Possibly consider Texas/Austin as an on-par. Also Duke.
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