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Promontory Director – Digital Assets


Introduction Promontory Financial Group, a business unit of IBM Consulting, is a premier strategic, compliance and risk consulting firm for companies across the globe. We are proud to be the home of


Promontory Financial Group, a business unit of IBM Consulting, is a premier strategic, comiance and risk consulting firm for companies acrs the globe. We are proud to be the home of professionals from top law firms, leaders of regulators and global organisations and specialists acrs the industry who work alongside leading organisations assisting with their mt pressing, sensitive and comex assignments.

We have one purpe: to be a Trusted Partner. Through our values of Superior Expertise, Innovative Solutions and Collaborative Community we seek to provide our clients with solutions to their wide variety of comex problems. Acrs the business our consultants have a unique blend of legal, regulatory and expertise.

Given the emergence and growth of assets, and the developing regulatory framework associated with such assets, Promontory has seen a surge in demand for support from existing clients as well as new ayers in this market. We are looking to hire more senior expertise to join our growing team, to support the of Promontory’s capabilities in the UK and Ireland region.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As one of the leaders you will be responsible for supporting the development of the practice’s business related to digital assets. You will use your expertise in relation to the area (both, from a technical perspective and a regulatory point of view) as well as business development skills to help to further develop Promontory’s proposition, a pipeline of business and a wider team with the requisite capabilities to deliver solutions to client.

You will provide your expertise and experience to ensure engagements with clients are delivered effectively and impactfully to meet their complex needs, determine best-in-class solutions and partner with senior stakeholders both internally and externally to drive excellence. You will be engaged in solving issues related to digital assets with progressive solutions and thought leadership, understand the developing regulatory space and maintain a strong network within the industry.

Within your role you will:

  • Take a lead role in developing the UKI region’s business in relation to digital assets, in terms of strategy, service offering, thought leadership and team capabilities – including recruitment. This will involve working with other Managing Directors and Directors at Promontory globally, and with other relevant stakeholders within IBM;
  • Serve as a digital assets subject matter expert within Promontory;
  • Oversee the evaluation and enhancement of clients’ digital assets strategies and risk and compliance programs, including frameworks, processes, policies, procedures, and controls related to digital assets services;
  • Oversee and manage engagement teams and project delivery to the satisfaction of clients, within budget;
  • Maintain a strong network within the digital assets industry and regulatory space;
  • Identify new business opportunities with existing and/or new clients to generate business in the digital assets space;
  • Interact with C-Suite and other executives and board members of clients, and with regulatory authorities; and
  • Travel as required to client sites in the United Kingdom & Ireland regions, and internationally.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Extensive experience in consulting/accounting/law firm, financial services (particularly digital assets, FinTech firms), banking, or financial regulation
  • An established career including a senior-level position leading a team, ideally working in advisory consulting on projects with financial institutions, legal firms or government agencies
  • Strong technical expertise and experience in digital assets services/technology, compliance, and risk management
  • Track record of working in an unstructured environment where engagement leaders are expected to identify and develop innovative solutions to client challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to develop pipeline of new opportunities and winning new business
  • Leadership skills both in being front and centre to the external market, and in developing and growing the team around you
  • Ability to manage large teams across multiple project workstreams
  • Mental agility and an analytical approach, able to handle complex information, solve problems, and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to build rapport, establish and maintain positive relationships, and build effective teams across Promontory
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present across a number of platforms (client reports, board and C-suite level presentations, webinars, conferences etc)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Blockchain technology, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, financial services, emerging regulation, monetary policy, economic trends, transaction monitoring / surveillance

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

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