I'm a former federal government staffer from a couple of financially-relevant agencies, trying to pivot into a transactional role on the Street. Held pretty senior, advisory type roles reporting to principals, but also did a lot of political operational work along the way. Prior to government, I spent a couple of years in MO roles at a BB (ops, compliance, risk). JD/MBA (corporate law, finance focused) from a non-target school.
I realize that the unconventional nature of my background doesn't square with BB recruiting and have focused my IB attention on the MM/Boutique. So far, have had more product conversations on the sell-side but no bites. Honestly been a bit surprised that I've had this much trouble gaining traction... Any suggestions on where a guy like me can fit in?