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Hello all, Seeking opportunity in corporate innovation and strategic growth initiatives leadership. Have +12 years experience in both top tier global and boutique consulting firms with a masters in bu… more

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What skills from Corp Strategy can be leveraged in Corporate Development?

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Pay transparency, what is your YOE, location and cash payment, are you eligible for incentives?

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Would an analyst/senior associate with 2 years of valuation experience be able move to corporate development? What type of opportunities?

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This is my background and qualifications -
4 years audit, 2 years M&A Tax, 2 years M&A post deal implementation consulting experience.

Qualification - Chartered Accountant + MBA.

Working on CFI FMVA certi… more

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Is 90k a reasonable salary for Corp Dev Analyst, in MCOL area? ~1 year of experience in Big 4 TAS before this role. No equity.

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What’s an ideal background for junior corp dev professional (deal execution, no as much integration)? IB? FDD? CDD? FP&A?

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Hi,

I am looking to switch jobs in the realm of corporate development. The market is pretty slow, but I would appreciate any leads on the hiring process within your company.

Quick background: I have bee… more

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Entry level Corp dev superday at a bank. What to expect and any advice?

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Exit opps for Corp dev Director, ie IC? What are good opps to track to COO, or other ideas? Thanks!

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Tips on corp dev interview at a big bank. (Background: 1yr in the middle office, masters in finance, 1 ib internship)

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Looking to transition to corpdev. Experience includes a progressive track starting in FP&A>fairness opinions/IB>valuation advisory (includes some M&A and fairness opinion work). I have a… more

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Comp check for corp dev roles. 3 YOE in strategy consulting/IB. Is 150k + 10% reasonable? Too low?

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Has anyone made the jump from corporate finance to Corp Dev?

What were the biggest similarities & difference? And was it worth it?

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What are some careers that focus on employee development? I would love to have a job where I focus on developing others. I currently have an MBA and management and Project Management experience.

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Thoughts on having a JD in Corp dev? Is it worth it to get an MBA too?

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Can someone with M&A tax experience transition into corp dev roles?

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How concerned on a scale from 1-10 should I be about being severed if my company were to be acquired by another PE platform (although not a “competitor”) with an existing corp dev team? And what would… more

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What are the best ways to leverage FDD experience in Corp Dev interviews?

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Hey everyone, I’m currently a strategy consultant (S&/EYP/LEK) with prior experience in product management (non-technical) and an MBA. Looking for a tech or CPG role in strategy, biz ops, corp dev… more

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Interview coming up. Any CorpDev or consultant 🐠 w/ post-acquisition integration experience? Would like to chat, looking to compensate for your time. Thank you!

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Anyone willing to refer me for a corp dev role. Most recently a senior associate at KPMG doing FDD. Was part of the recent layoffs. Last day is April 3rd. Open to all industries.

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I’m usually very good at interviewing, however the last few have been brutal. I’ve struggled with communicating how I approach top line revenue growth expansion through acq. (tend to get too granular … more

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Any tips on how to transition from Product Management to Corporate Strategy?

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For those in Corp Dev now, can you please list 1) Long term career goal 2) Position / title / sector 3) total comp package 4) how pleased you are with the path so far

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How solid is the CD career path? Evaluating an offer and told the upside is big if you can prove yourself to the sponsor

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Does working at a generalist IB shop put you at a significant disadvantage versus an industry specific bank when it comes to exiting to Corp Dev?

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Does anyone have insight on how to successfully run a reverse mentorship program?

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Wanted to get your advice/thoughts.

I'm a non-traditional CD analyst working in a niche industry (gambling)

My experience is as follows: BIG4 Audit > FP&A (CPG) > CD analyst (1 year)

I like my role (s… more

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Spent 10 years in big4, M&A. Looking to move to Corp Dev. Looking for any advice on making the pivot.

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I’ve spent 4 years in Big 4, with about half that time in FDD. I feel like Corp Dev is what I ultimately want, but am wondering if a stint in banking could be worth it. If I’m not interested in PE or other … more

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Has anyone worked Corp Dev at a BB or large financial institution. Wonder comp and work life balance for analyst. Have 1 year of IB experience. Likewise, have a super day with 4 MDS, wondering if anyt… more

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Interviewing for a Director role soon. Wondering how the questions will be? The last time I interviewed was for a Specialist position and the questions were the typical “tell me about a time when xyz … more

Seeking perspectives on career path. TIA!

9 YOE (6.5 in consulting, 2.5 in BU strategy and M&A). Involved in end-to-end process (incl. modeling) but processes largely led by Corporate M&A team. 3 tuck-ins completed (all in 2022).more

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For those at PE back portcos, what happens when the sponsor sells the company? Does the corporate development team stay in tact?

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Hi Everyone - Hope you are doing well.

My wife and me just moved to NYC (from Chile). We are trying to find her a Job in NYC, but its been hard through LinkedIn. Do you know any other ways we could try to get at least interv… more

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A. Typical salary for senior analyst / associate in corp dev at a bulge bracket?

B. Is it worth exiting from big 4 strategy?

C. How does a corp dev role compare at a bank vs other companies? Is it pre… more

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