Managing Director – New FinTech / eCommerce Financial Services

Managing Director – New FinTech / eCommerce Financial Services


Location: Amsterdam




Our client is an innovative FinTech company – part of a global company providing financial services for eCommerce.


Job Description:

  • Responsible for go-to-market strategy, expansion plans, tracking and directing operational activities (OKR’); P&L responsibility in the region including subsidiaries based in France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Belgium
  • Implement and manage Risk programs and scalable framework to include: “Know your customer” (KYC), Credit Decisioning, Regulatory change monitoring and ongoing operational risk assessments at a regional and country level
  • Collaborate with Legal to maintain an inventory of legal obligations and statutory requirements
  • Provide direct oversight of subsidiaries and partner relationships in multiple jurisdictions across Europe in providing for facilitating Fiscal Representation or Tax Advisory services
  • Design and execute on reporting to measure success and performance against compliance initiatives including KYC, AML, Fraud detection, etc
  • Partner closely with LOB business executives (EMEA MD, Business Development/Sales, Global Returns Service, Product Management, Engineering and Operations) in enabling growth/sales, creating technology enabled solutions for efficiency and improved customer experience, and ensuring overall compliance
  • Drive the future road-map of software (SAAS) and services (BPO or managed services) relating to Fiscal Representation and Tax Advisory for the region
  • Develop a strong understanding of Avalara technologies, and internal systems, and take a tech first approach (automation) to solving internal operation’s needs
  • Team Building/Coaching: Recruit and develop best-in-class team members to nurture and retain the company’s future leaders. Create collaborative and focused teams, and mentor team members to boost engagement as well as personal and career development.



  • A proven track record of working in Fintech business (Payment processing, Money Movement, online banking, etc.) in a leadership role
  • Lead and execute on business objectives, rather than follow the competition
  • Subject matter expert with a strong background in market definition with deep expertise across strategy, product, pricing, marketing and technology
  • Strong commercial acumen maintaining a keen focus on revenues, growth and profitability, combining strategic and analytical capabilities with a results-focused approach
  • Demonstrated success building a risk-based business (both strategy and execution)
  • Experience with building, developing and growing channel life cycles
  • Strong executive presence and relationship management skills
  • Creates a sense of purpose for the future; vividly describes their vision and provides direction for how to get there
  • Drive clarity and inspiration in direction and goals
  • Foster a learning culture; motivates others to challenge themselves and take ownership; provides safety for trial and error
  • Technical and Financial Savvy
  • Experience with analytics, data, databases, predictive modeling, or business intelligence preferred
  • Business degree, with professional qualifications preferred (Chartered Accountant, Tax Advisory)


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