Senior Regulatory Counsel at Reserve Trust

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About the Team:
Reserve Trust is the first fintech trust company with a Federal Reserve master account. We provide B2B payments services that financial institutions and fintech’s have previously only been able to obtain from correspondent and sponsor banks. Unconstrained by legacy banking systems, the company is actively building new services, APIs, and payment rails to support embedded and real time payments for any fintech service or software platform. Headquartered in Colorado, the company is backed by some of the world’s best financial technology investors including QED and Fintech Collective.
 
Our Company Values:
Trust, Curiosity, Drive and Collaboration
 
Our Company Culture:
As a member of the Reserve Trust team, you are expected to contribute your talents and energies to conducting our business and improving the culture and quality of Reserve Trust. We value teamwork and collaboration within your department and cross functionally. We encourage knowledge sharing and challenging the norm. We value each other thru active appreciation and recognition. Bring your best practices to the table to help us build a world class, leading payments platform that continuously pushes the envelope in customer service. We want you to be the best version of yourself with us!
 
How You Fit In:
You will be our first attorney dedicated to financial regulation. You will provide practical, strategic advice to our Product, Operations, and Compliance teams, among others, on financial regulatory matters. You will drive our work to obtain any additional financial licenses we decide to pursue, including by engaging directly with state authorities. And you will assist with managing our regulatory relationships.
 
Our regulatory work is challenging and exciting, due to the novel issues presented by our unique business model and Federal Reserve access. As a part of our team, you will have a chance to develop specialized expertise within a rapidly developing area of payments innovation and financial regulation and policy.
 
This role reports to the Head of Legal.
 
What You’ll Do:
Provide advice and support on payments-related financial laws and regulations, including any applicable money transmission obligations;
Help drive market and customer expansion by collaborating actively with Product, Compliance, Sales, and others on regulatory matters presented by strategic growth initiatives and new customer outreach;
Assist with developing policies, procedures, and internal controls related to financial regulatory compliance, in close coordination with Compliance;
Serve as the company’s lead expert on our financial regulatory obligations, enabling you to anticipate emerging issues and provide practical advice for achieving our goals;
Represent us before regulatory agencies;
Manage outside counsel assisting with financial regulatory matters and ensure we receive efficient and effective support;
Support the work of our Board of Directors’ Risk and Audit Committees; and
Roll up your sleeves and assist as needed with Legal Department priorities.
 
Qualifications:
Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience at a law firm, financial regulator, or in-house legal department for a payments company, money transmitter, or other fintech
Significant experience with payments and money transmission law and regulation
Significant experience interacting with financial regulators, particularly state agencies
Start-up or growth company experience a plus
JD from an accredited law school and active membership in at least one state bar
 
Key Competencies:
Self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is able to quickly digest complex information
Results-oriented advisor who is comfortable operating with limited information, uncertainty, and ambiguity
Exceptional professional judgment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
 
What Reserve Trust Offers:
· Competitive Salaries
· Equity Options
· 401(k) with company contribution
· Excellent No-Cost and Low-Cost Medical, Dental and Vision plans for employees and dependents
· Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
· FSA and HSA Plans
· Flexible PTO
· Home office stipend
 
We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $150,000 - $175,000and significant equity upside potential given our position as a promising Series A growth company. Reserve Trust intends to offer the selected candidate base pay within this range, dependent on job-related, non-discriminatory factors such as experience and location.
 
The Reserve Trust Company does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability, gender, or any other protected status.
 
The Reserve Trust Company is not open to third party solicitation or resumes for our posted positions. Resumes received from third party agencies that are unsolicited will be considered complimentary.
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Location

Our company is tucked away in the heart of Denver Tech Center. Within walking distance to RTD Lightrail, restaurants, and on-site gym.

An Insider's view of Reserve Trust

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As part of the Compliance Testing team, part of my responsibilities include working with other departments regularly, which include communicating, completing outstanding tasks, or planning any upcoming tests. We ensure to always stay in communication with other departments so that they know who we are and what our responsibility is.

Liz

Business Risk & Control Testing Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Reserve Trust is on a rapid-growth track, which means opportunities for vertical and horizontal advancements within the company are abundant. I feel that my contributions to Reserve Trust have been reciprocated to me through their excellent benefits and comp package, recognition, and growth through the Product Management career path.

Derek

Associate Product Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our teams are built around high-performing individuals with a clear sense of purpose, autonomy to make decisions and the opportunity to learn new things. With end-to-end ownership of customer solutions, they are encouraged to take risks and provide alternative solutions to traditional problems.

Jason

Sr. Director of Engineering

What are Reserve Trust Perks + Benefits

Reserve Trust Benefits Overview

• Competitive Salaries
• Stock Options
• 401(k)
• Health, dental, vision and life insurance
• Flexible PTO
• Home office stipend

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Reserve Trust employees operate completely remote with the option to work in the office for local employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Free parking at our local office location.
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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