Coinbase is hiring a

Chief Risk Officer

San Francisco, United States

Coinbase is searching for a Chief Risk Officer to lead global compliance initiatives.

Founded in June of 2012, the mission of Coinbase is to create an open financial system for the world. We've created the leading platform for consumers and businesses to exchange digital currency. The company has raised $106M to date from notable investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, as well as from financial institutions such as USAA and NYSE. Coinbase serves customers in 32 countries, and was the first digital currency company to proactively work with regulators around the world to obtain licenses.

Job Description

  • Create an integrated risk framework to identify, measure, manage, and mitigate strategic, reputational, operational, financial, and regulatory risk
  • Provide guidance on risk related to product and growth initiatives to Executive team and Board of Directors
  • Assist functional departments in understanding overall risk strategy and developing appropriate mitigations
  • Report on key risk metrics at board meetings and improve the efficacy and efficiency of our risk management program
  • Foster a culture of compliance throughout Coinbase with ongoing training and celebration of regulatory compliance, security and customer trust as core components of our business strategy
  • Build a government relations program at Coinbase to manage strong relationships with foreign and domestic regulators and help shape the development of thoughtful digital currency regulation industry wide
  • Ensure Coinbase maintains and evolves the industry leading compliance program as we expand rapidly into new markets and develop new products

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 10+ years experience in a financial compliance leadership role including experience with critical financial regulations (AML/BSA, GLBA, consumer protection)
  • Experience with issues related to global expansion for financial services including privacy and data security, intellectual property (IP), commercial, dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Demonstrated experience setting and executing a global risk strategy
  • Data driven with the ability to improve operational efficiency
  • Passionate about the potential for digital currency to improve finance
  • Experience at an MSB or financial services company required
  • Law degree a plus
  • Startup or fintech experience a plus
  • Comfortable/excited by the rapid pace of development at a startup