It's the first informational interview. The end game is obviously a job at the firm where he works but you need an interview you first. He knows it and you know it. And yet you have so many thoughts in your head:
1). It's the first interview. Should I ask in the next one? Will he even be available again.
2). You need to be subtle and not come on too strong. Yet the point (getting an interview) needs to come across.
3). Do you ask now or perhaps right an email to him later?
For the incredible now bankers here, how did you navigate these waters? Were you frank and asked for an interview? Did you have a more "responsive" effort where you hoped he would like you and just recommend you. Did you bring a copy of your resume to the interview and showed him at the end? Are there particular phrases which do the job of conveying the want of an interview subtly.
Really interested in what all of you think about this.