Corporate, General Commercial/Contracts Law, Securities
Overview: Prove (fka Payfone, Inc.) is the modern platform for phone identity and is used by over 1,000+ enterprises and 500 financial institutions across the globe, including 9 of the top 10 U.S. financial institutions. Prove’s global solutions and phone intelligence-driven APIs can be easily orchestrated to increase Approve Rates to over 90%, enabling companies to verify and authenticate customer identities accurately, effortlessly and privately, while mitigating fraud. Prove’s solutions are available in 195 countries. For more information, visit www.prove.com.
Position: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Counsel is responsible for overseeing the legal function at Prove. This individual will act as senior legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, senior management and other business leaders. The General Counsel is also expected to serve on and contribute to the executive leadership team, which sets the strategic direction of the Company, evaluates and makes decisions regarding risk mitigation and represents leadership to the global employee population. As such, s/he is expected to contribute and add value beyond the boundaries of strict legal questions or matters, serving as a pragmatic problem-solver, sounding board and business-savvy colleague.
Compensation: Compensation will consist of base salary, annual cash bonus and a long term equity-based incentive package. Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of ten (10) years of sophisticated, broad-based legal experience, including the negotiation of complex commercial contracts, general corporate counseling of global public and private companies, the managing of corporate governance and securities issues, and experience working on meaningful M&A and corporate financing transactions. Prior experience as the GC or Deputy GC of a global technology company would be welcomed. Experience taking a high-growth company with a global footprint through an initial public offering would be ideal.
Location: New York, NY. This is a national search. Relocation assistance will be provided, as needed.
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