Managing Director, US Equities

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

United States

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To ensure Kraken is the right fit for you, please ensure you read to find out more about us!The Managing Director, US Equities role will lead Kraken’s new US Equities business, as the company continues to expand and add more markets and products onto its platform
This role will be broadly responsible for building out the business and running its regulated broker-dealer activities


    • Work closely with Kraken executive leadership and other senior stakeholders to shape and execute the overall strategic direction for the US Equities business
    • Oversee US Equities business implementation, ongoing day-to-day operations, and scaling efforts to achieve defined objectives/outcomes, and drive its commercial success
    • Serve as a licensed Series 24 supervisory principal of the broker-dealer entity
    • Clearly define, document, and communicate business requirements, and direct the project planning/management process through completion
    • Lead cross-functional working groups across operations, compliance, product and engineering to build customer offerings and business processes integrated into the broader Kraken platform, providing a seamless online/mobile trading and investing experience
    • Hire/manage a dedicated core team of high performing and appropriately licensed personnel, and effectively partner with shared service resources across the organization
    • Identify and address applicable legal, regulatory, and compliance standards
    • Establish appropriate programs, policies, procedures, processes, personnel, oversight, controls, reporting, risk management, and other related mechanisms for a sound operation
    • Interact and ensure good standing with relevant regulators, the successful completion of regular audits/exams, and effective responses to any interim inquiries


    • Previous leadership role at a US securities business (broker-dealer, registered investment advisor, etc
      ), ideally within a FinTech startup or other online/tech centric company
    • Familiarity working with technology, product/engineering teams, and within a global enterprise environment
    • Series 24 license required (existing license strongly preferred, ability to acquire within 30-60 days considered)
    • Experience in licensed financial services operations, navigating relevant regulations, and interfacing directly with regulators
    • Demonstrated success leading cross-organizational efforts, implementation projects, operations scaling, and/or process improvement initiatives
    • Strong organizational, communication and presentation abilities, including to executive level audiences
    • Developed analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skill sets
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and adept at learning new functions
    • Team oriented philosophy, with the ability to coach and mentor associates

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