People Matter

Capital Markets Director



Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As a member of the Asset Backed Capital Markets team, you will play a key role in the strategic planning and capital markets needs of the various lending businesses within Block. Block has lending vertices that serve small businesses and vertices that serve consumers. Included are more developed products like Square Loans to small business and Afterpay receivables to consumers as well as newer products in development like Cash Borrow, Loans and Advances to International Square sellers.

You will be responsible for managing third party institutional relationships, sourcing and onboarding investors and lenders, and designing new structures to help fund Square Loans. Additionally, you will serve as a secondary point of contact for investors and lenders for Block's other lending products. You will support the continued expansion of Block's various lending businesses, and help product teams improve lending products across the Block ecosystem. You will report to the Head of Asset Backed Capital Markets.

You Will:

  • Design, document, and implement fundraising structures and strategies including but not limited to forward flow arrangements, warehouse and other leverage facilities and securitizations

  • Identify and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including banks, institutional investors, legal counsel, auditors and business units

  • Advise management and key stakeholders on market color and investor sentiment for strategic decision making

  • Support initiatives to incorporate newer lending products into Square's de novo bank

  • Partner with Block Treasury, Investor Relations and Finance & Strategy teams to develop a framework for balance sheet management across all lending products

  • Contribute to Block’s funding growth strategy, product roadmap, and performance tracking by analyzing and evaluating current systems, capabilities and structures

  • Coordinate with the product and data teams to understand asset performance metrics and develop reporting for compliance purposes

  • Maintain and own policies, operational procedures and risk oversight

  • Represent Block Capital Markets at various conferences and panels, as required

  • Providing coaching and mentoring to individuals and teams to build capital markets capabilities

Overall, this role is critical to the ongoing success of Block’s lending products and will provide an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make a meaningful impact and strengthen their skills in the areas of strategy development and execution.



You Have:

  • 12+ years of relevant industry experience with institutional sales, debt capital markets, structured finance, and/or investor relations

  • Experience in consumer and small business lending

  • Experience in the delivery and management of financing transactions (loan sales agreements, warehouse lending agreements)

  • Leadership skills with a proven ability to innovate

  • Superior organization and time management skills partnering with a global team

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with SQL or Python is a plus

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $198,000 - USD $297,000
Zone B: USD $198,000 - USD $297,000
Zone C: USD $198,000 - USD $297,000
Zone D: USD $198,000 - USD $297,000

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

US and Canada EEOC Statement

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.