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Head of Legal and Compliance, Product & Regulatory – Maza

New York

Kerwin has been retained by Maza for their search for a Head of Legal and Compliance, Product & Regulatory. This person will play a critical role in ensuring that Maza’s operations align with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate compliance measures into products and processes. This role requires a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of banking compliance, risk assessment, and legal matters. Your impact will extend across all facets of the company, and you will be instrumental in managing relationships with banking partners and regulatory authorities.


Banking Partnerships:

  • Lead the process for proposing changes to existing banking program
  • Build and nurture relationships with existing and potential banking partners

Compliance Management:

  • Ensure that Maza's products are consistently compliant with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Manage relationships with external vendors handling compliance needs
  • Provide expert guidance on banking compliance matters.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments to identify and mitigate compliance risks associated with operations
  • Establish robust monitoring and reporting mechanisms to track compliance

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate closely with legal, risk management, and product development teams to integrate compliance into every part of the company

Regulatory Engagement:

  • Foster relationships with regulatory authorities
  • Actively engage in industry discussions and stay updated on regulatory changes impacting our business
  • Monitor and evaluate the evolving regulatory landscape to adapt compliance strategies accordingly

Legal Support:

  • Work with outside counsel to review and evaluate compliance issues/concerns
  • Provide legal support for all regulatory, policy, litigation, licensing, and legislative matters

Licensing and Permits:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant licensing and permits


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree and active bar membership
  • Proven experience (6+ years) in a senior legal and compliance role within the financial industry
  • In-depth knowledge of banking compliance, regulatory requirements, and risk management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams and at all levels within the organization
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Compensation: The estimated annual base salary for this position is $260,000 - $280,000.

Maza has exclusively engaged Kerwin Associates to conduct this search. Any resumes sent directly to Maza will be forwarded to Kerwin Associates. If you are interested in speaking about or applying for this role, please contact Anne Kerwin Payne (anne@kerwin.com) and Jamie Walsh (jamie@kerwin.com) at Kerwin Associates.

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