I'm an associate at aand have been told by a number of people that the way to become a VP is to take the bull by the horns and just start doing my own deal. So a few months ago my boss (EVP) threw me a long shot bone, which I don't think anyone expected to materialize. But it did and now that the deal has legs a VP last week basically "stole" it, with my boss explaining that he "has more experience and time to see it through, and we need your skills as an analyst". What the fuck, the most important skills are making rain. Anyway, I pushed back initially but they were adamant.
So now I'm pissed of course but I don't know if I should just move on and forget it or make a bigger deal of it.
AND, how do I let my boss's boss (president) know about the work I did without seeming like a douchy braggart - he has a particularly interest in the deal type but doesn't have a clue that I put it together (yes, kinda sucky of my EVP not to say anything).