I need an advise on starting a career in PE.
I want to make a career transition from Financial Risk Consulting (Ops Risk) to PE.
My background: Currently, I am an risk advisory senior consultant at Big 4, prior to that I spent 2 years in finance transformation practice in another IT consulting firm, and have overall about 4 years in various roles in banking and treasury.
I hold an MBA from Top 10 US business school.
PE Transition plan: I did some research on the typical PE profiles and with my current experience it is next to impossible to get into PE. From what I have found it is possible to get into PE with a strong Transaction advisory experience and CPA designation. Thus, my plan is to get CPA and move to transaction advisory consulting first, and then, start recruiting for PE. I believe the big 4 name and CPA might help me to get into transaction advisory even though I lack due diligence experience. Far reaching plan that might take me about 3 years to complete, but I still want to try.
I would appreciate any feedback on this plan and/or any recommendations. Thanks!