I'm currently 4 years out of UG at a boutique consulting firm where my main role is doing CDD work for PE deals.
I know PE Associates make significantly more than I do now, and was thinking about making a career jump to a PE shop later down the line.
My questions are:
1) is it possible to make this jump? Not planning on doing MBA, even though that is probably the typical path
2) I have significant experience in market sizing/research/comp landscape, which I know is part of the PE associate role, what else do I need to work on to put myself in a better position?
3) what would the typical compensation be for a PE associate in a LCOL city? (Think Houston/Charlotte/Dallas/ATL)
4) any other stories or advice are sincerely appreciated!
Thank you guys so much in advance for the advice!