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Head of Compliance

  • Location:

    New York

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  • Contact:

    Jackson Baker

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)207 7870 7409

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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​Our Client

Our client, a leading crypto currency group, is looking to hire an experienced compliance professional to build out and lead their compliance efforts. The parent group includes a number of leading digital asset subsidiaries. The role would work closely with the Founder of the group to establish a market leading compliance team for their new venture. Please note that this role is fully remote and based in the United States.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Design the compliance framework for the new entity, including policies and procedures in line with best-in-class standards

  • Act as the point of contact for regulators, external counsel, and other stakeholders to the business

  • Ensure the firm meets relevant regulatory requirements and legislation

  • Hire and build a high performing team

  • Introduce advance software/systems to build an efficient compliance team that can effectively handle a quickly expanding business

  • Develop a strong training program for all employees

  • Advise senior management on regulatory developments and requirements that will affect the business

  • Build a team to ensure a well informed and compliant employee base

  • Oversee, and partner with, internal and external counsel including developing communication protocols and handling decision making and resolutions end-to-end

  • Oversee vendor management processes from a risk & compliance standpoint

Your Profile

  • 10+ years of compliance or legal experience

  • Strong understanding of the digital assets/crypto currency space

  • Experience working for a crypto currency platform/exchange

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Jackson Baker.
Phone: +44 (0)207 7870 7409
Reference Code: 11374

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully-curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.