Client facing Managing Director or internal Managing VP. If you had to make the choice for industry exit, which would you choose and why?

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All of my MD friends make a ton but have you looked into the school/residency requirements?

Wrong MD

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What’s the comp like for both? What’s the wlb like? What industry is it, and do you like that industry? Does either role align more with your long term goals?

Both are pretty equal. One in academia (MD), one in Consulting (VP).

Client MDs make more money and have less headaches dealing with internal BS relative to internal leaders who are glorified admins.

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Internal-facing glorified admin work is where all the money is.

You’re right. Absolutely. But say you get there and the delivery teams suck. That’s not something you can move the needle on without a hell of a lot of effort. Payoff is garbage too if you mess up, you get unceremoniously fired. You know who doesn’t get fired? The guy doing the packaging or branding for a large portfolio. It’s a hell of a lot easier to just do positioning or sales enablement for like $200k+ at an F10.

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