Managing Director, Canada

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About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the role
Kraken is a market leader in one of the most innovative and fast growing industries in the world. We are expanding and innovating throughout all aspects of the company to support this rapid growth, and to ensure that we can effectively execute on our highly ambitious short-, medium- and long-term plans for regional product and market growth.

Responsibilities

  • Build and oversee Kraken’s Canada business to achieve market leading growth
  • Develop and own the business strategy for Canada to maximize product/service opportunities, growth, and profitability
  • Build and manage a world class Canada team, including compliance, finance, security/IT, and operations (and other functions as required)
  • Collaborate with the product/engineering functions to bring best-in-class products and services to market while simultaneously ensuring compliance with necessary regulatory requirements
  • Work with the global compliance function to build/augment the Canadian compliance program to adhere to all necessary regulations
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to define and execute a go-to-market strategy
  • Drive Canadian regional performance and ensure solid financial statements and reporting
  • Own relationship with the Canadian regulators; educate groups on Kraken’s business model and advocate for optimal alignment of regulations
  • Successfully prepare for and complete all audit and regulatory exams
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other banks and financial institution partners, e.g. domestic or international correspondent banks
  • Lead external communication efforts as the ‘voice of Kraken’ in the Canada market

Requirements

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with a willingness to collaborate with others
  • Proven experience in a general management or other leadership role overseeing strategy, operations, back-office, etc.
  • Previous experience owning and growing a successful P&L
  • Experience overseeing a licensed financial services business in a relevant industry - Crypto/Blockchain, FinTech, Brokerage/Exchange, Financial Services, Technology
  • Ability to oversee and/or partner with all functional areas of business - strategy, operations, sales, marketing, product, finance, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of financial products and regulatory compliance, including AML and capital markets
  • Ability to work closely with Product and Engineering teams to bring new products and services to market
  • Experience working with boards of directors and optimizing governance processes
  • Previous experience owning relationships with financial regulators on behalf of a commercial entity
  • Demonstrated skill in driving multiple partnership deals through all phases - opportunity identification, business case, due diligence, negotiation, legal review, etc.
  • Strong command of financial statements and fiduciary duties
  • Strong operational and project management expertise, optimizing processes for effectiveness, compliance, and efficiency
  • Strong analytical expertise and data driven decision making skills and mastery of financial models
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, cryptocurrency a major plus
Location Tagging: #CANADA
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. 
As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. 
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers.  
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