Moving upstream in PE is notoriously challenging and I would greatly appreciate some advice from the community.
I am currently working in a very small PE boutique with only three investment professionals. I have an MBA from a non-target state school MBA program. No investment banking background. All-in-all this is a good job: decent pay and generous carry. However, we are only doing about 1-2 deals per year, which is all we can manage with our limited bandwidth.
With this background, I definitely see a need for resume strengthening. One idea I've had is to do CPA => Big 4 => MM PE back office, with front office being the final goal
Does that make sense? Too convoluted? What has worked for other Monkeys? Thanks in advance.