Q&A: Managing Director in the M&A and PE business w/ 20+ years experience
Mod Note (Andy): Best Posts of 2014 - this originally went up March of this year I am a 20+ year veteran and Managing Director in the M&A and private equity business whoand boutique investment banking experience. I have served as turnaround CEO of a portfolio company and have originated and/or executed over $40 billion in transactions. I have screened resumes of more than 2,000 analysts and associates, interviewed more than 500 analysts, associates and VP candidates and trained and/or developed training programs for more than 100 analysts and associates. Types of questions I would like to answer:
- How to succeed as a woman in investment banking
- To MBA or not to MBA
- How NOT to interview
- Is it a good idea to leave investment banking to launch a tech start-up?
- Starting a boutique firm vs. staying at existing firm?
- How to switch to a buy-side mindset before interviewing at a private equity firm.
- How to manage multiple bosses--VPs, Directors and MD's at same time
- How is what the VP, Director or MD thinking different than what you think they are thinking? What do they really do all day?
Bio: WallStreetOracle is the Managing Partner of a middle market advisory and private equity investment firm. She has over twenty years of Fortune 500 and middle market M&A advisory and private equity investing experience across a broad range of industries including consumer products, food/beverage, industrials, metals, chemicals, business services, distribution, retail, financial services, healthcare, telecom and entertainment/media. She has been involved in all aspects of the investment process and has served on the board of directors of numerous portfolio companies and non-profit organizations.