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Wow you are me. I’m heading back (hopefully) to IT internal audit to gain some wlb. I’ve been seeing PM roles & M&A roles in industry. Try looking for companies that are always acquiring other co’s

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100% okay w that as working for someone else isn’t my passion. Will take my additional time and continue to expand my side business

It’s a bit of a tough niche but you can likely look for industry merger integration roles that will give you better WLB and are less intense. Companies with larger corp dev teams usually have them. Alternatively, program management and some transformation roles will be a good fit also.

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Makes sense- I agree on the level part. As coming from non-coding or solution architect background, I am not sure what roles should I look for specifically, will it just be Program Management. I guess cons of being in IT M&A, one is just a generalist with no domain specialisation.

I've asked a similar question in the past and it turns out the exit opps are pretty awful. Ready? 1. More of the same (IT M&A) at a different firm The "typical" exit opps for a business oriented M&A folks (rather than IT) are not viable: 2. Department leader (CIO or BU IT lead) at F500 (your M&A experience is too broad, not deep enough) 3. Corp strategy at F500 or smaller but acquisitive firm (not enough demand for tech) 4. PE deals or opps roles (not enough demand for tech) Otherwise you can always go "backwards" as some others have suggested. Not really great for your career. Sad truth unfortunately.

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What level are you at KPMG1?

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Have you considered Strategy TMT? A different type of consulting vs being in a COE could be of interest to you.

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Of course, you’d go from being a functionsl M&A SME to a broader role, servicing TMT clients. Lots to transfer!

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