Wondering what routes people go after 7-8 years in. Corp Dev career progress is glacially slow compared to some of the others on this board. Currently in year 2.5 at director, 8 years in industry. It's completely possible I could be at this level another 5 or even 10 years before landing a VP of Corp Dev role, unless I go to a startup. Especially since I don't have a PhD.
I know I don't want to take a vow of poverty to work at a University doing tech transfer, but since I'm more 'senior', I am kinda scratching my head as to whether there's anything else on the buy side that would even make sense to pursue.
Are the options basically grind or join a startup?