Managing Director (UK)

London, England
Work Type: Full Time

Keyrock is expanding!


Keyrock was founded in 2017 and has quickly grown from 3 to over 60 people today. As an industry recognized liquidity provider and market maker, Keyrock is a leading European creator of algorithmic trading technology in the digital asset space. With VC backing, a constantly expanding global client base and revenues growth 13x in 2021, Keyrock is one of Belgium’s fastest-growing fintech companies.

We’re currently active on over 80 exchanges and count numerous marketplaces and asset issuers among our clients, including some of the best-known companies in the crypto space. 

Keyrock's beating heart is its technical team filled with crypto and DeFi natives, software engineers, digital scientists and PhDs, who themselves are supported by university professors, industry-leading experts and a strong management team. Over the years Keyrock has become a company that is both idealistic and practical. 


We are looking for:

A senior manager eager take up the challenge and help us expand Keyrock’s presence as a regulated entity in UK. An ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with strong hands on approach, has track record of delivering financial results in fast changing environment and experience  leading and developing business units. 



Job description: 


  • Assuming full responsibility for the development of Keyrock UK market making operations on digital assets

  • Develop and execute the company’s business strategies in order to attain the goals of the board and shareholders for the UK Market

  • Provide strategic advice to the Board so that they will have accurate view of the market and the company’s future

  • Push Keyrock UK’s commercial development, in line with Keyrock’s strategy

  • Ensure appropriate risk and compliance management within UK entity

  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities for UK Market

  • Ensure smooth collaboration between UK entity and company Belgian headquarters

  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times

  • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with business partners and relevant authorities

  • Oversee the company’s financial performance, investments and other business ventures in UK market in close coordination with Belgian headquarters

  • Supervise the work of local team, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance

  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile

  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth


Background and experience


  • Proven experience as Board Member, Managing Director or other managerial position in a regulated financial/digital asset firm in UK market; candidates with experience in a regulated crypto companies will have a significant advantage

  • Proven experience in quantitative trading or in managing teams of quantitative traders 

  • Ideally, previous experience working in a MiFID Investment Firm 

  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans

  • Good knowledge of the UK regulatory environment; 


Competences and skills 


  • Thorough knowledge of market changes and forces that influence our industry

  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • BSc/BA in business administration, law or another relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred

  • Project management including the ability to oversee implementation of complex projects; 

  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution;

  • Operational excellence;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English; 


Our recruitment philosophy

We believe the most important aspect of our recruitment process is self-awareness: we are looking for people who have a clear understanding of themselves and what they are looking for in their professional career. That means that we expect to work with people who not only have the right skills, but who have also made the conscious decision to look for a company in our industry and with our characteristics.


Our offer

  • A competitive salary package, including benefits that you choose and manage according to your needs and those of your family (car/bike, meal vouchers, phone and internet subscription, health insurance, 25 days  off, etc.) 

  • Complete autonomy in your time management thanks to flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely 

  • The freedom to create your own entrepreneurial experience by being part of a team of people in search of excellence who all receive stock options from the first year

  • A ton of fun in a thriving and multicultural environment, with colleagues enjoying regular team building activities 

Keyrock offers you both a career and a large range of benefits that we will gladly discuss in the course of the application process.

As an employer we are committed to build an inclusive, diverse and non-discriminating work environment. We welcome employees of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, creed and sexual orientation. We hire, reward and promote entirely based on merit and performance. 

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