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What are your thoughts on 100% remote opportunities for CD?

I am currently CD Director at a major consulting firm working 100% remote (Europe) but am planning to transition into a CD role a… more

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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) > … 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 … 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… 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… 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 ot… more

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Hi All, I'm moving to a Corporate
Development & Strategy role at the
analyst level (fintech focused) I
wanted to get some transparency on
how much I should be asking themmore

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Considering a move into Corp Dev & Strategy at the Sr. Analyst level, with a pay cut to current comp. Is it better to target Manager level roles, or leave now?

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Interviewing for a junior role on a deal team. Part of the interview will entail a business case analysis. What should I expect and how to prepare?

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For those currently working in CD, what did your career path to your current position look like?

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I will be starting an FDD position in August right out of college. Do you think 3 years in this industry will provide enough relevant experience to make the switch to CD. I am also planning to get my … more

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Has anyone worked as a head merchant or digital sales planner? I’ve been hired as one but am wondering if it’s all one persons job to do buying, planning from ground up, analytics and site merchandisi… more

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Does anyone have their PHD or DBA? If so what are you currently doing and was it worth pursuing? I recently obtained my MBA and I’m looking into some programs but trying to see what’s the best fit for… more

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Wondering if anyone can provide rough comp estimates (base + bonus) for corp dev roles at the senior analyst / manager level in a HCOL city). My background is Manager with 6 YoE in B4 across FDD, turn… more

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A company was ready to extend an offer two weeks ago but no updates yet. Now another recruiter from the same company reached out for a slightly different role. I’m still interviewing with other compan… more

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Superday interview advice for corp dev manager role?
I’m meeting with the EVP, SVP, and directors of corp dev and strategy for a super day and need advice on what to prepare, questions to expect,… more

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FDD manager here. How hard/realistic it is to break into corp dev with the financial due diligence skill sets?

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Corp Dev total comp and position

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Why do corp dev roles for PE backed companies pay more than corp dev roles at corporations? Also, what’s the comp range you guys are seeing? I’m getting offers for 120K-140K and this just seems reall… more

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I'm an investment banker and in late stages of a couple CorpDev roles of Fortune 200 companies. Both roles report to Head of CorpDev. I would be interested to understand the typical career progres… more

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I have a background in ops consulting, would it be possible to break into Corp dev?

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Looking to join a company with good WLB in strat ops or biz dev, know of any good companies ? 2 yoe total in consulting and sc ops

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RLDatix (healthcare software company backed by TA Associates, Five Arrows and Nordic Capital) are hiring for a … more

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The OneOncology Strategic Finance team is hiring a Manager. We primarily do M&A for new practices but also work on special projects to drive growth. Feel free to DM with any questions!

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Soon transferring from an advisory role (financing, FDD, consultancy, modeling etc) at a small boutique firm to a TAS role at BDO. Main clients are lower MM and MM PE as well as listed corporates. more

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For those who are in this field, do you enjoy it? What do you like about it?

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ELI5 : What do you do? What your Resume Says. What your manager says. What you REALLY do.

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M&A/CorpDev manager at a PE-backed software firm in UK - happy to answer questions!

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