Managing Director, Canada

Kraken | Take your crypto to the next level with Kraken


As one of the largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, Kraken is consistently named one of the best places to buy and sell crypto online, thanks to our excellent service, low fees, versatile funding options and rigorous security standards -- but this is only part of the story. We’ve been on the forefront of the blockchain revolution since 2011.


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Description

About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide – our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

About the role

Kraken is a market leader in one of the most innovative and fast growing industries in the world. We are expanding and innovating throughout all aspects of the company to support this rapid growth, and to ensure that we can effectively execute on our highly ambitious short-, medium- and long-term plans for regional product and market growth.


  • Build and oversee Kraken’s Canada business to achieve market leading growth
  • Develop and own the business strategy for Canada to maximize product/service opportunities, growth, and profitability
  • Build and manage a world class Canada team, including compliance, finance, security/IT, and operations (and other functions as required)
  • Collaborate with the product/engineering functions to bring best-in-class products and services to market while simultaneously ensuring compliance with necessary regulatory requirements
  • Work with the global compliance function to build/augment the Canadian compliance program to adhere to all necessary regulations
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to define and execute a go-to-market strategy
  • Drive Canadian regional performance and ensure solid financial statements and reporting
  • Own relationship with the Canadian regulators; educate groups on Kraken’s business model and advocate for optimal alignment of regulations
  • Successfully prepare for and complete all audit and regulatory exams
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other banks and financial institution partners, e.g. domestic or international correspondent banks
  • Lead external communication efforts as the ‘voice of Kraken’ in the Canada market


  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with a willingness to collaborate with others
  • Proven experience in a general management or other leadership role overseeing strategy, operations, back-office, etc.
  • Previous experience owning and growing a successful P&L
  • Experience overseeing a licensed financial services business in a relevant industry – Crypto/Blockchain, FinTech, Brokerage/Exchange, Financial Services, Technology
  • Ability to oversee and/or partner with all functional areas of business – strategy, operations, sales, marketing, product, finance, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of financial products and regulatory compliance, including AML and capital markets
  • Ability to work closely with Product and Engineering teams to bring new products and services to market
  • Experience working with boards of directors and optimizing governance processes
  • Previous experience owning relationships with financial regulators on behalf of a commercial entity
  • Demonstrated skill in driving multiple partnership deals through all phases – opportunity identification, business case, due diligence, negotiation, legal review, etc.
  • Strong command of financial statements and fiduciary duties
  • Strong operational and project management expertise, optimizing processes for effectiveness, compliance, and efficiency
  • Strong analytical expertise and data driven decision making skills and mastery of financial models
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, cryptocurrency a major plus

Location Tagging: #CANADA

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background.

As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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