Q&A: Corp Dev Professional at Large-Cap Tech Company
I have some downtime after finishing a couple of deals so I figured I might as well answer some questions on Corp Dev while I'm available.
5 years in BD roles at tech startups -> Top 10 MBA -> 2 years as an Assoc. at an EB in tech group (e.g.,, , ) -> Large-cap tech Corp Dev group.
Ultimately I might have a different perspective on Corp Dev than what I've seen frequently written here. Especially if you are going to a large-cap tech company of any kind. The pay is good, the work is super interesting, you get great exposure (especially in smaller groups) and ultimately you just work way less than your IB/PE counterparts.
Happy to answer any questions on the following:
- Non-technical background recruiting IB
- IB -> Corp Dev transition
- Any questions on corp dev work vs. Banking (hint: It's way more interesting on a day-to-day than what I did as a junior banker)
- Corp Dev hierarchy & career progression