College Ave Student Loans (or “the Company”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a General Counsel to be located in its Wilmington, DE headquarters. College Ave Student Loans is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word) to Edina S. Beasley at CollegeAveGC@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to College Ave Student Loans will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Company: Founded in 2014 and based in Wilmington, DE, College Ave Student Loans specializes in helping students and families pay for higher education by offering private student loans and student loan refinancing options. They know paying for college can be stressful, but they also know that it doesn’t need to be that way. They take stress and confusion out of student loans – they make the process simple, clear, and personal.
Position Overview: College Ave is seeking an accomplished attorney with a distinguished professional record to join its team as their next General Counsel. Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel will be a critical member of the senior leadership team. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to working as a partner with the CEO and other members of the senior leadership team and exhibit a passion for understanding the Company’s business, contributing in a meaningful way to its long- term strategic goals and ongoing growth from an early stage start-up to a mature student lender and servicer.
Experience: 15+ years of broad consumer finance/lending experience with an emphasis on advising financial institutions on consumer lending regulations and compliance matters, corporate finance, funding, and securitization. Experience handling corporate governance, board, and shareholder matters is preferred. The ideal candidate will have both major law firm and in-house experience.
Compensation: Competitive base, bonus, and equity commensurate with experience.
Location: Wilmington, DE.
Relocation: National search, but local candidates are strongly preferred.
Bar: Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
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