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I am torn between moving to a product director role (unicorn fintech) vs continuing my current role (principal at a M&A strategy boutique, can make partner in 1-2 years) vs moving to corporate development roles (no offers yet). I have 16 years of experience, recent 4 yrs of which in M&A commercial due diligences. I see all three as attractive options, but is it a good pursuit to take a product director role at a recently turned fintech unicorn vs the other options?

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How did u get a product director role with no real product experience? Genuinely curious. Kind of in the same boat as you.

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Interesting, so this is more a product partnership / deal management kind of role. Good luck!

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Make partner at current place and then exit to Csuite

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Depends on what interests you and your risk tolerance, though I’d imagine most unicorns don’t “fail” in the traditional sense

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2 years is forever, definitely not that option

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