Thoughts on a big4 role in San Fran?
I recently received an offer with the big 4 on a team that focuses on valuations on tech and life sciences companies in Silicon Valley. I have always wanted to work in the tech industry, but it has been very hard for me to transition to the west coast. I currently work at a boutique in Charlotte, but I don't really enjoy it because we are a very small firm and I don't get much financial modelling experience and do a lot of admin stuff and BD. I would certainly like to transfer to another bank, and ideally in the tech industry, but my efforts in lateralling haven't been successful. I have considered waiting until bonus time for other firms, and trying to lateral, but of course, a lateral is not a guarantee and the opportunity to move to the west coast may not come again.
My thought is that maybe I could switch to the valuation firm for 2-4 years, then move to PE or growth equity in Cali. The teamdoes work with many private equity and venture capital firms. Would this be doable? Or would 2 years of valuation be able to move into a 2nd year analyst role at a bank?