Spruce Finance has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, to be located in Houston, Texas. Spruce Finance is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to SpruceGeneralCounsel@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact Spruce Finance directly as doing so will merely create delays in consideration of your candidacy.
OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Counsel will be a member of Spruce’s executive leadership team and will be expected to provide strategic and tactical legal advice. The General Counsel provides corporate governance support, including preparation of materials for the Board of Directors, and will provide legal advice and support to a variety of internal stakeholders from the executive leadership team to the staff level. The General Counsel will coordinate matters requiring subject matter expertise that he or she does not possess, with outside counsel. He/she will provide legal advice to the corporation regarding policies and procedures, mitigation of legal risk, and appropriate compliance measures. The General Counsel should have the potential to make significant contributions to the corporation outside the practice of law and will understand Spruce’s businesses. He/she must be organized and able to handle a heavy workload independently with very limited or no supervision where short turnaround times are routine. He/she must be willing to disclose certain personal information to state regulators where required for corporate licenses.
COMPANY: Spruce Finance provides homeowners with multiple financing options for solar systems and energy efficiency improvements. It is Spruce’s goal to empower people to improve their homes and communities. Spruce works with a national network of channel partners who offer their financing to homeowners and perform the installation. Formed in 2015 when Clean Power Finance merged with Kilowatt Financial, Spruce is a private company now headquartered in Houston, Texas. Spruce has raised more than $2.5B to date and currently serves nearly 70,000 homeowners. Investors include Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Edison International and Duke Energy.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 10 years varied and increased responsibility in a law practice and, preferably, in-house. The ideal candidate will have significant general corporate experience as well as experience with corporate governance, consumer finance and privacy issues. Candidates with prior in-house experience are preferred, however outstanding candidates from law firms will be considered.
Texas law license preferred. At a minimum, qualified candidates will be expected to administratively waive into the State Bar of Texas.
COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, bonus, long-term incentive and benefits.
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