If you believe business is built on relationships, make building them your business.
—SCOTT STRATTON AND ALLISON KRAMER
Catherine was a wizard with numbers. She was a strategic thinker who was accustomed to being the brightest finance mind in the room. She attended a prestigious university and went on to Harvard Business School. In the first third of her career, Catherine worked at a small but elite private equity firm, where she made a name for herself using financial modeling to identify undervalued companies in the media and entertainment sector.
The firm where she worked was full of savvy individual contributors who thrived in the highly competitive, high-adrenaline culture. The bankers who delivered the most deals got ...