I am currently in the interview process in Chicago with several banks, with a few offers on the table. The banks are 'elite' boutiques, regional BBs, and multiple upper MM firms. I really like one of the upper MMs (Baird/Blair), but want to know how that will affect my opportunities two and three years down the road.
How difficult is it to make a jump from a Baird/Blair to an upper MM PE firm inside, or outside, of the Chicago area. Also, I hate ranking firms, but which Chicago bank generally allows for the best exits for analysts. Aiming upper MM PE, not aiming for a mega fund.