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Senior Director, TradeStation Europe B.V. in Amsterdam at TradeStation

Date Posted: 9/19/2023

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This role is based in the Netherlands; only Dutch residents will be considered.

Who We Are:
TradeStation is an online brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge. At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation. 

What We Are Looking For:
We are actively seeking a talented and experienced Sr. Director to establish and manage a new regulated brokerage firm, ‘TradeStation Europe B.V.’ in Amsterdam. This firm will be regulated by the Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) and Dutch Central bank (DnB) to provide investment services to customers on a pan-European basis under a MiFID passport, providing brokerage services in listed US equity, futures and options, to sophisticated retail and Institutional customers across the European Union. The new firm will be a wholly owned subsidiary of TradeStation Group in the US.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with external partners and TradeStation Group departments to set up the office and gain the relevant regulatory licenses from the AFM and DNB to launch and run the brokerage business
  • Responsible for financial forecasts, delivery of agreed budgetary targets, plus local regulatory and company audit requirements  
  • Responsible for the corporate management and reporting requirements for the organization and running of regular board meetings 
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures related to the operation of the business, including AML/KYC, customer management, service and support activities by collaborating with appropriate TradeStation companies and departments as needed
  • Develop and implement growth strategies focused on client acquisition and B2B business across active retail, institutional and Fintech segments
  • Hire and manage individuals to work within the firm to deliver compliance/risk, sales, marketing, and client support capabilities in conjunction with existing departments across the TradeStation Group companies
  • Research competitive and regulatory landscapes, in order to optimize business development strategy and minimize risk
  • Identify, analyze and document the risks associated with a company’s business operations and regulatory environment and implement required remedial activities
  • Develop data metrics and KPIs as a core input for performance management, business analysis and decision-making process
The Skills You Bring:
  • Experience – This is a highly visible role, and we are looking for an individual with a strong blend of business achievement, financial services experience, and substantial execution impact – an individual that can hit the ground running
  • Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills – You will need to be able to effectively articulate, in written form and in meetings, complex business, technical concepts, strategy and execution – within the TradeStation Group and externally to regulators and third parties
  • Ability to build relationships – You need to be able to work cross functionally in a matrix environment while being adaptable and flexible. You need to be able to work with all levels of personnel while promoting good working relationships and cultivating trust with members across our organization
  • Results driven with a “get things done” attitude – This is one of the key differentiators we are looking for. You will run into roadblocks. You must be the type of person that will push through the roadblocks and find solutions
  • Comfortable holding people accountable for their deliverables – You need to stay on top of people to get things done. Sometimes items need to be escalated to resolve. You need to feel comfortable doing both
  • Constantly learning – You need to have a desire to continually improve your skills and learn new things. Our industry, the regulatory environment and software for traders are always changing. You need to be willing to put in the time to stay on top of what is new
  • Team Oriented – We are a team.  We want fun team members who are dedicated to continual improvement, growth and collaborative working
Minimum Qualifications:
  • University undergraduate level education required as a minimum
  • At least 5 years demonstratable experience operating at a management and leadership level
  • A strong understanding of the financial services industry, European retail and institutional marketplace and trader segments
  • First-hand experience of operating in a financial services regulated business  
  • Demonstratable ability to provide exemplary leadership within an organization
Desired Qualifications:
  • Online brokerage or investment services experience
  • Familiarity with the Dutch investment services regulatory regime and experience of working in a Dutch investment firm
What We Offer:
  • Competitive salary and bonus package
  • Collaborative, team orientated work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits


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