I have a highly paid but very demanding job making about $650K/year.

Rather than quit to do a self-funded search, I was thinking of trying to outsource the search as much as possible and only break away from my job when an acquisition is close at hand. Has anyone tried this?

I've seen threads on searching while working full-time but I want to stretch this theme as much as possible in terms of employing others like buyside advisors, etc as I probably won't have the###-###-#### hrs/week that part-time searchers typically have available to pursue this.

I realize you can't completely outsource something like this but I'd value insights from others who have gone as far along on this spectrum as is feasible. Thanks!