Chief Risk Officer--Paxos

Posted: March 22, 2022


Chief Risk Officer
Remote (Offices located in NYC, London, Singapore)


Job Description:

Paxos is on a mission to enable the movement of any asset, any time, in a trustworthy way. Today’s financial infrastructure is archaic, expensive, inefficient and risky - supporting a system that leaves out more people than it lets in. So we’re rebuilding it.

As a regulated blockchain infrastructure company, we use technology to tokenize, custody, trade, and settle assets for enterprise clients like PayPal, Novi, Bank of America, and Interactive Brokers. Paxos is a top-funded blockchain company, with more than $500 million in total funding from leading investors like OakHC/FT, Founders Fund, PayPal Ventures, and Declaration Partners. Together, we empower today’s financial leaders to build a more open, trusted economy.

The Chief Risk Officer is responsible for Paxos’s risk management, leading an enterprise risk management function using a calibrated risk appetite to deliver on business objectives. Through providing broad risk leadership, you will assess, identify and mitigate regulatory, financial, and reputational threats to the company while enabling opportunities for growth. As a regulated fiduciary, Paxos operates at the highest level of excellence which enables our customers to trust us to power their financial systems and hold their financial assets.

As the Chief Risk Officer, you’ll get to:

  • Be responsible for evolving Paxos’s risk appetite framework to protect the company while identifying areas of opportunity and growth

  • Assist with Paxos’s achievement of its business objectives by providing advice from a risk perspective

  • Build a robust second line of defense for Paxos leveraging functional expertise as well as data (qualitative and quantitative)

  • Develop and manage efficient and effective risk governance and continuously evolve the risk framework

  • Manage the ongoing assessment of operational risk and business continuity planning with company leaders; oversee risk identification and mitigation plans through an efficient governance process; lead the operational risk management team; maintain enterprise risk management policies

    Your experience should include:

  • 15+ years of experience in Risk Management

  • 7+ years growing, leading, and managing teams

  • Global management experience in a high growth, fintech, regulated environment

  • Deep understanding of regulatory frameworks within the financial space

  • Meaningful experience in a high-growth startup experience, which can include a focus on other types of financial industry operations such as payments, brokers, neobanks

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