exit finance & do meaningful work in tech?
My wife held positions at different tech companies (from early-stage to ipo) and is currently a senior recruiter at google. While on maternity leave, she helped 3 former colleagues of mine transition from IB into tech. One as cfo at a series a funded e-mobility startup, another as director m&a at a unicorn fintech (pivate) and the third took on a strategy role at netflix.
Her process was:
defining the search scope based on a personality assessment & individual goals (she holds a phd in org psychology)
intros to decision makers, help with applications, navigating the selection process & interview prep
supporting compensation negotiation (salary & stock)
A few months in the job and the guys are loving it. Say it was the best career decision so far (meaningful work, wlb, paycut but equity upside).
My wife's now thinking about offering this as a service to other finance folks who want out. Anyone here who would be interested in something like that?