Head of Legal Finance

New York City /
Investments /
Full Time
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About the Role 
The Legal Finance Business is experiencing immense growth. Yieldstreet has been a trailblazer in the industry having funded almost $300M of legal finance transaction volume since inception. We have played a key role in unlocking value from legal claims, settlements, judgements, and awards and fee receivables for commercial entities and law firms, and providing superior yields to investors.

Yieldstreet is hiring a Head of Legal Finance to capture this growth opportunity by developing a strategy and execution plan to originate income generating investment opportunities for our investors. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, you will lead the Litigation Finance asset class vertical for Yieldstreet, build a team over time, and directly impact Yieldstreet's mission and growth. You will have extensive experience originating and underwriting Legal and Litigation Finance transactions and a track record of success. You will partner closely with our internal underwriting and origination teams,  external partners, and co-founder/President on credit decisions.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Yieldstreet’s mission of helping investors Realize Their Next Level. You recognize the need for more people to access alternative investments and want to utilize your expertise to change the way wealth is created and help millions on their path to financial independence. 

What you'll do:

    • Develop a business plan and scale a legal finance business 
    • Source & originate suitable transactions for Yieldstreet investors
    • Build partnerships with top legal finance originating partners
    • Develop and own the underwriting of legal finance / litigation finance transactions
    • Build out a team of originators and underwriters to support the growth of the business
    • Be the face of Yieldstreet’s Legal Finance business

What you'll need:

    • 10+ years of relevant experience in the legal finance industry
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • A strong background in Legal Finance
    • A track record of successful investments 
    • A robust underwriting process
    • A vision for the future of legal finance
    • A collaborative work ethic
    • Enthusiasm for a fintech startup culture
    • A passion for building a platform to put people on a path to financial freedom

Bonus points for:

    • A strong network of originating partners
    • A pipeline of transactions
About Yieldstreet

Yieldstreet is building the largest global digital wealth management platform to change the way wealth is created. With an investor-first approach, our investor community builds a diversified portfolio of investments outside of the stock market to generate passive income. Yieldstreet is giving unprecedented access to asset classes such as Real Estate, Marine, Legal, Art & Commercial. We’re headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina, Malta and Greece.  

Benefits 

We offer an attractive market compensation and benefits package including a stock option plan, health, dental & vision benefits, life insurance, unlimited paid vacation, sabbatical and paid holidays and that's before you even step in the office! 

This is an opportunity to work with a group of diverse, smart, and friendly people from 8 different countries who speak a total of 17 different languages. Our team is composed of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we continue to stay social during the pandemic with virtual social hours, exercise classes, meditation sessions, recipe sharing and so much more! While we are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, we're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown Manhattan and our building is close to most major subway lines. 

Yieldstreet is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.