Who are we?
We want to help small businesses win. That's why we're here.
We connect small business owners to investors - to create jobs, support local communities and power economies - because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help realize their goals.
So, we created the leading small business loan platform. Investors have lent $13.1 billion in 130,000 loans to 90,000 small business owners. In a single year, this lending unlocked 115,000 jobs and contributed $8.4 billion to the global economy. There's never been a better time to join!
Be part of the team that changes everything. Let's build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever.
This role sits within "Corporate Functions". The engine of Funding Circle - we keep the business running. Whatever the discipline, we turn dreams into reality and help small businesses to win.
What will you be doing?
We are looking for an experienced Commercial Counsel to manage, negotiate and execute commercial transactions and who has commercial lending, data privacy and financial regulatory experience. Working closely with internal stakeholders and external partners, the Commercial Counsel will be responsible for the review, negotiation, drafting and execution of a variety of complex commercial transactions which will include commercial lending, technology, and marketing agreements. The ideal candidate is business-focused and can appropriately balance business needs and legal considerations in a fast paced environment. The candidate should also be comfortable with close collaboration with internal legal and non-legal stakeholders, be a problem-solver, and have a positive can-do outlook.
Drafting, reviewing, revising, and negotiating commercial lending strategic partnership agreements, marketing agreements, technology agreements, and other revenue generating agreements.
Legal compliance with relevant data privacy, state and federal financial regulations, and commercial lending licensing requirements.
Collaborate closely with sales, compliance, finance and product teams in connection with commercial transactions and contracts.
Assist in the development and implementation of processes for efficient operations regarding relevant commercial transactions.
5+ years relevant experience in-house in a fast-paced company involving financial or technology products.
Strong drafting and negotiation skills along with strong risk mitigation and business judgment.
Familiarity with US and EU data protection and privacy laws.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others.
Ability to clearly concisely communicate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of the company.
Ability to be resourceful and be willing to expand beyond your primary work responsibilities to assist on other legal matters as they arise and as is needed.
Strong organizational skill and attention to detail.
Juris Doctor (J.D.) and admission in good standing to one state bar or equivalent.
It's in our differences that we find our strengths.
At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We're proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Want to Build the Incredible? We'd love to hear from you.
Denver Base Salary Range: $130,000 - $165,000