So, I'm currently working in corporate R&D for a very big company. Its in a sector I'm very interested in and has a good working environment.
I have an offer to join a strategy firm (often mentioned on here) on a grad scheme. This is kind of going back to the beginning again (I have a PhD) but the reason I'm thinking about it is that I'm quite ambitious and don't want to get pigeon holed as a technical person and wait ten years to get promoted. I'm interested in VC or a senior position in a start-up in the tech sector.
The role I'm in now actually gives me some freedom to to some bus. dev work: Presenting new ideas, finding potential partners, networking and seeking external funding etc.
(I have also done some consulting and finance internships already and taken some finance classes).
Should I stay in the corporate and work my way up, build contacts, maybe an MBA etc. or join the strat firm and hope to leverage my past experience after two years?
PS if anyone knows who can give professional advice on this then give me their email - I'd pay for it.