I'm looking at making a career change from strategy consulting to PE deal sourcing. I'm a bit of an oddball, in that I was in sales before I moved into consulting. So I'm actually looking for a more commission-incentivized role that still combines some of the elements of finance / strategy.
My questions are, for firms heavy in sourcing like TA Associates and Summit:
(1) What is the range for Base + Commission?
(2) What are the hours? (heard 60-80)
(3) What are the exit ops if I have no desire of going back to B-school? Is this a dead-end role or is it possible to make VP if you're really good at sourcing?
(4) I wasn't in banking. I can model, but not like most bankers. Will this be an issue in recruiting / should I be heavily prepping my modelling skills? Or will the interviews focus more on cold calling?