Going to bullet point so it's easier. My buddy's dad wants to switch paths, he's like 58-60, here's his background
-Graduated first in class from a non-target (BS in Accounting, Statistics, Physics)
-Did big four accounting 2 yrs
-Did turnaround consulting 2 yrs
-IB at a BB as an Associate (1989-1991 - think Bear JPM etc)
-Corp dev at a few medical device companies (some were sold off)
-Few start-ups - none really hit it out of the park for him
-2003, co-founded a wireless company. $50mm/yr revenue for a while, decided to close doors (just wasn't lucrative past 2013, quickly took a downturn for last 2 years).
-Traded options and managed his $ for the last 5 years.
Guy is an absolute whiz, but wants to get out of the house. Lives in a tier 2 city (Think Charlotte, Minneapolis, Denver, Philadelphia) - is willing to re-located. Not extremely connected and definitely would never want to be an MD at an IB.
We were shooting the shit and he asked me what he should do next. Guy really understands accounting, he traded well, but just wants something different.