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Head of Asia Pacific (APAC) at Gemini

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Empower the Individual Through Crypto

Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to empower the individual through crypto.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice — our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.

The Role: Head of Asia Pacific

The Head of Asia Pacific will be based in Gemini’s office in Singapore, and will be the leader facilitating our full operational, regulatory, and commercial development to drive growth and success across the region. Key to the development and implementation of Gemini’s APAC growth will be effectively nurturing regulatory relationships with central banks and other regulators, providing oversight, advice, and recommendations (alongside Gemini’s Compliance and Legal functions) to the leadership team. Building proactive relationships with these regulators will help to future-proof Gemini to commercial and regulatory developments. 

The Head of APAC will work closely with other functional and business stakeholders globally across Business Development, Compliance, Technology, Legal, Finance, and Risk to achieve expansionary milestones for Gemini in the region. This role is expected to build collaborative relationships with these functions, and partner closely with them to advise senior management to ensure Gemini’s APAC strategy and execution is aligned with our global strategy and objectives. They will also be the operational leader for the Singapore office, currently upwards of 40 staff across functions including Business Development, Engineering, Support, Marketing/Communications, and Product. Finally, the Head of APAC will be the face of Gemini in the region’s marketplace, and as such, will be the ultimate point of contact for APAC clients, regulators, and other third parties as appropriate. 

This position will report to Gemini’s New York-based Global Chief Operating Officer, alongside Regional Head counterparts in Dublin, London, and São Paulo.

Responsibilities:

  • In close collaboration with global functions, create and execute the end-to-end growth strategy for Gemini in the APAC region at the operational, commercial, and regulatory level.
  • Lead and drive a proactive relationship with the Central Banks and other regulators in the region.
  • Manage and continue building out the Singapore-based APAC team, hiring, retaining, and developing individuals across varying disciplines and levels of seniority. 
  • Provide strategic insight to Gemini’s global Business Development team on the intricacies of various markets across APAC, and play an active role in business development projects related to acquiring and growing customer relationships. 
  • Through marketing and PR strategy, work to elevate the brand and positioning of Gemini in the region.
  • Conduct business and financial planning for Gemini’s APAC-based business, in partnership with the Global COO and Finance team.
  • Ensure best-in-class approach to all operational aspects of the business process.
  • Work with the local board and global Leadership to establish short-range and long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies for Gemini’s business in APAC.
  • Review, own, and manage the financial forecast and budgeting and financial reporting, as prepared by the Financial Operations and Accounting team. 
  • Advise on how Gemini’s offerings need to evolve to match the current and future needs of the APAC market and surpass similar offerings of competitors.

Qualifications:

  • Experience leading teams across a range of business and functional domains, including technology, operations, legal, risk, compliance, commercial sales, and client services.
  • Operating within sophisticated and international financial services businesses (including banking, payments, or broader FinTech). 
  • A proven track record of building proactive, long-lasting relationships with regulators in multiple jurisdictions across APAC. 
  • Experience driving operating effectively in an extremely high growth, matrixed environment. 
  • A track record of working across boundaries, borders, and functions to ensure communication, decision-making, strategy and execution are in line with global objectives, yet appropriately applied to local markets within APAC.
  • Proven experience within a relevant, regulated financial services organization and a strong understanding of sophisticated products and services with relevant adjacencies to digital assets, including current/ developing knowledge of the emerging regulatory requirements.
  • The experience, gravitas, confidence and stature to make a strong impact at all levels both internally and with external audiences.
  • Ability to proactively analyse relevant business drivers and strategies with senior management and colleagues to put in place appropriate processes and controls.
  • A Singapore native or Permanent Resident 
  • Previous experience leading organizations with integral technology platforms such as Global Transaction Services, Global Markets, Custody, Clearing and Exchanges or broader e-Commerce, Payment Services etc. will be advantageous.
  • Experience working within a global organization and tasked with growing new office(s) in new jurisdictions. 
  • Experience developing growth strategies and leading teams for consumer facing businesses.

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Health, Vision and Dental insurance covered at 100% for employees and dependents
  • At least 12 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Business Travel Medical Insurance

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged

An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Director of Treasury Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

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