Like many I have reached a point in my career where I need a change...
To provide some context, I have 5 years Big 4 consulting experience. During my time I have focused on delivering / enabling operational excellence (lean, op model, process design) for large UK Banks. I have completed the various training on offer and have qualified as a chartered management account to add another string to my bow.
Long term I would like to work with the likes of Alix Partners / Alvarez & Marsal, but I feel I need more experience before I make that step.
With that in mind I have a few of questions:
1 - who are the tier 2 consultancies that compete against Alix and A&M, and what do they look for in experience hire recruits?
2 - in more mainstream MC, who are the premium / high end boutique firms. I would like to help a smaller firm to create and build something great. Also, whilst my experience is FS based I would be interested in the variation of working across other industries (energy etc)
3 - would moving in house to an industry change function (at a bank / telecoms / energy firm etc.) provide any advantages? At this stage in my career I can't see the benefits of working in a slower paced environment with a limited mandate...