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Kraken
Senior Director Head of Strategic Licensing
at Kraken
29 days ago | 102 views | Be the first one to apply

Senior Director Head of Strategic Licensing

Full-time
United States
Per year
$189,000 To $198,000

About the company

Kraken, the trusted and secure digital asset exchange, is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Our 2,350+ Krakenites are a world-class team ranging from the crypto-curious to industry experts, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology. As a fully remote company, we already have Krakenites in 70+ countries (speaking 50+ languages). We're one of the most diverse organizations on the planet and this remains key to our values. We continue to lead the industry with new product advancements like Kraken NFT, on- and off-chain staking and instant bitcoin transfers via the Lightning Network.

Job Summary

The Opportunity

📍Lead and develop the global regulatory strategy for Kraken 📍Develop cross-functional partnerships with legal, finance, and compliance teams to achieve maximum harmony in regulatory strategy and license acquisition 📍Partner with Regional Managers and Strategy teams to assure that go-to-market playbooks are holistic and inclusive of needed licensing requirements 📍Develop license acquisition project management best practices, including the development of repositories of common documents, operational flows, and license application responses 📍Develop strategies and execute on best-practices for the Corporate Operating model, which includes detail on our entity structure, product/regulatory mapping, banking and funding flows, brokerage model, and operational diagrams 📍Lead a team of associates across multiple licensing projects

Skills You Should HODL

📍10+ years of experience in financial services and/or crypto obtaining new operating licenses 📍Strong familiarity with how crypto businesses operate - fiat and crypto custody, exchange operations, order book, broker models, staking, OTC trading, etc. 📍Strong understanding of blockchain and crypto concepts, with the capability to explain highly technical concepts to less familiar parties 📍Past success in working directly with financial services regulators; ideally experience in obtaining new licenses 📍Experience with risk management topics that regulators tend to focus on; organizational governance operational controls, reporting, audits, cybersecurity, etc. 📍Experience managing a team of >5 people and concurrently managing multiple high priority initiatives 📍Experience with legal/regulatory vs business tradeoffs and dealing with uncertainty for new financial products that don’t have a multi-decade regulatory precedent

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