Thanks for any insight in advance. Currently an Associate in MM PE looking to make the transition into Corp Dev/Strategy (open to early/late/mature stage companies primarily geared towards tech). As title states, have five years total experience in IB and PE including direct management experience of more junior resources/teams. When applying for jobs in corporate dev/strat, what title should I be targeting that is aligned with this level of experience?
I've received looks/interviews for everything from "Manager" to "Director" ranging from early stage businesses to F100 companies. Acknowledging that title/role varies heavily from place to place, but is there a particular hierarchical position I should be asking for that (i) doesn't undersell my experience and (ii) avoids underachieving expectations?
Any insight for those who have made a similar transition, or have helped onboard similar types of candidates, would be really appreciated!