I work in banking but would like to venture into corporate finance/consulting. I am interested in the industry of M&A and business valuation and have been following a specific company for a while now. I graduated with a MBA and MS in Finance in December 2013 and am currently working towards the CFA designation. I am wondering what is the best way for a relatively young professional in the finance/banking world to contact a SVP or Executive at a firm that practices the type of work I envision myself doing in the next 2-3 years. My goal is to make relationships and network while gaining knowledge of what I can do now to achieve my ultimate goal of breaking into the industry. My thought is that a senior level manager would perhaps be willing to take the time (about 30 minutes to an hour) to discuss how best to prepare myself for their industry. Does anyone have any pointers as to how to make contact and start cultivating this relationship within my market of the DFW area?