I am looking to get a referral for Mckinsey. I have identified an associate partner on linkedin who I share a lot of background with so they seem to be a great target for me. I am wondering if it would be way better to look for a Partner instead despite the connection I have with this AP. So I guess my question is how much do APs have influence over who gets invited to an interview? Should I target a partner instead? This is assuming that they do a proper referral through the system. Thanks for the insight.