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T2 Fishes, curious to hear why it’s perceived so difficult to lead 1-2 cases simultaneously (like Ms LEK). Cs at ZS doing similar life science strategy work are always fractionalized and lead multipl… more

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I have been reflecting on my career choice and I realized how much more I enjoy social environment and interacting with people compared to doing technical stuff. I’m extremely extroverted and love cha… more

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Do any firms give billable credit for business development? My practice group is particularly BD heavy and I’m trying to convince them to give us billable hours credit

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Is it necessary to have an MBA/or similar education to be a good GC, how is a GC supposed to contribute more or as much to the business as the people whose sole focus is growth, BD, marketing, busines… more

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You attend a business development meeting with a potential client on Monday for 2 hours. Tuesday they sign a retainer and sign on as a client. How do you input Mondays 2 hours? Is it just non-billable… more

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Anyone here been promoted from AD to D in an industry role (biotech BD role if it matters)? Mind sharing what your % increase in base was? And difference/increase in bonus target? Hoping to be promote… more

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Anyone have any insight on EY public sector? How strong is the portfolio? WFH policies? BD time commitments? Re… more

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Serious question, for those of you who came from staffing to corporate. I assume you learned efficiency and urgency. Do you ever find yourself in the corporate environment with just not much to do. Ie… more

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WFH made me feel really disconnected from my firm. Especially after an intense project. I had no time for anything else but my project's success.

Eventually I stopped doing BD outside o… more

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Finally updated. BD formerly known as AM at Terryberry.

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I hate the term “go-to market”. Just say sales or BD.

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Associates who have brought in clients: what have you done to protect your own interests with those clients when you’re not necessarily getting all of the perks out of the relationship as a partner wo… more

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Examples of how to start a CFO-directed cold BD email?

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Anyone have insight on pros and cons of exiting to a BD role? What’s career progression and WLB like? The function sounds interesting but would love to hear from people that have made the transition!

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Interested in gaining experience within the DoD space for a defense contractor. New to DoD but looking for a Cloud BD Sales executive role with Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon etc. Also curious about upcom… more

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Is it possible to become a v30 ECVC partner billing ~2000 hours per year? I love what I do and believe I am regarded as having strong BD skills and contributing to firm culture and other firm activiti… more

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Hello Fishes!

I graduated from IIM Kashipur - 3yrs workex in Sales & Mrktng
My aspiration is moving into Marketing or Strategy
Now I have two offers in Hand
1. Program… more

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Anyone know of good RIA firms looking to hire a remote CFP? Over 10 Years experience, previously advisor for high net worth clients at a small RIA (stepped back and took a planner role because of a lo… more

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Anyone know what WLB is like at nvidia? BD and strat roles specifically?

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Is it fair to expect india PAMs to drive lot of BD and client relationships when there is no such expectation of onshore PAMs to drive delivery ?

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What is the ideal time to exit consulting if the goal is biotech VC or pharma/biotech BD? Before manager, manager, SM?

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Currently working with a LS consulting firm who is looking for talent at the AP level. Position is client services oriented so having a BD foundation in pharma, biotech and/or med device is ideal. Pos… more

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Is there a job in consulting that’s just BD and PPT creation type work? No project management.

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I’m currently working in the US but want to move to Canada because my spouse has PR and we both want a Canadian passport. We are both 3rd party nationals, neither of us are US citizens either. I’m not… more

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DM me if interested in a junior level BD position based in NY

I’m a R&D Engineer II at BD, a large medical device company. I have 3 years experience in other industries in similar roles to my current position. I started this position about 8 months ago at 80… more

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Anyone in life sciences consulting interested in exit to BD role? 2+ YOE, based in NY. DM me.

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I like doing engagement work but hate all the additional tasks that come with consulting, such as creating new services offerings, internal team calls, educational sessions, BD, recruiting, etc. more

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Where do most people exit to from Mastercard BD? Apple Payments, Stripe, or elsewhere?

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Partners, how does it work when a SM like myself supports MDs and their BD teams write killer proposals (I'm a SME in a specific tech) and we win major work (last 4 months alone, I've contribu… more

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How much were/are you paying for a studio or 1 BD apt? Is it too much if paying $1450 per month on a $100k TC? Utilities/wifi/parking fees are included though. For context, no roomshare, I'm 29M … more

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New to ACN, M level, was staffed briefly on a short term project (4 weeks) then got pulled from that project to work on a different one but that only lasted 6 weeks. Utilization is low less than 35% s… more

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My leadership wants to plug me in to DoD work and suggesting I apply for a TS Clearance and a Sec+ cert. I'm hesitant as I'm unsure as to what type of career opportunities would be available i… more

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Spent 4 years at a life sciences boutique and then the last 1.5 years on BD team at a mega-cap pharma. Hard to get deals done, highly political, no input in decisions. Getting some bites for D roles … more

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Accepting an L6 BD role at AWS. Comp is a significant bump but the tiny bit PTOs are driving me crazy. How bad … more

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What kind of hard and soft skills and case experience should I develop to exit into corporate strategy/ BD at biotech/pharma? Alternatively, how would this differ for LS VC exits? Just hit a year in c… more

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Do all consulting companies require time to increase towards BD and away from delivery / problem solving as you get more senior - manager / director level? Or are their other models out there that don… more

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How does your firm handle business development hours?

I'm getting kind of concerned that I'm spending 20+ hours a week working on research/drafting/whatever is needed to pitch for … more

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Partners/MDs - what skills and attributes do you feel makes a good SM/AP/D? Growing up in consulting I was always told to be a ‘triple threat’: delivery, people management, and BD. Do you feel that is… more

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Left Booz last year to work for one of the beltway bandits. Culturally this is not a fit and I'm looking to quit. While I don't plan to go back to Booz or a Big 4, I'm considering a non te… more

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