Cold-emailing Senior Bankers and Global Heads

Is it okay to send emails to alums who are very senior bankers within their firms? I'm talking Global Heads, Senior MDs, etc. Would I come off as retarded? If so, what could be the worst that happens? Is that risk to great to overcome a potentially very helpful connection? (If that would even be the case). 

Thanks in advance

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Jan 14, 2022 - 2:26pm

No one is gonna black list you for emailing them, assuming you're not weird/psycho in the email. I think it would be perceived well more times than not. But don't expect to have a good response rate unless you were referred by others. If so, include that you were referred in the email title "Informational Chat | Referred by xxx"

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 14, 2022 - 3:56pm

Emailed Lemkau back in the day and managed to set up a coffee chat. Most seniors will either be interested in speaking with you or will refer you.

Jan 15, 2022 - 8:57pm

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