VP of Legal

United States, East Coast (needs to be able to support US and EMEA)  [Remote]



If you follow the jobs Whistler works on, you’ll see us use the phrase “cutting edge” frequently. This company is beyond cutting edge. Technology relies on the genius of software engineers and builders achieving their goals; this tech enables the people behind it all to collaborate and put their minds together. The CEO/co-founder of this post Series B Y Combinator company wants a forward thinking lawyer to join his senior leadership team. As VP Legal, your mandate day 1 will be to work closely with the sales team to accelerate revenue, and work cross-functionally with a strategic lens to improve and help build-out the company’s operational infrastructure. In other words: be a true business partner - not just legal. You should have a “do-er” mindset, and will have the support of and manage outside counsel to start. Eventually, you’ll leverage your in-depth knowledge of the business to build out a high-performing in-house legal team. Successful candidates must have a demonstrable track record of negotiating and closing SaaS/on-prem transactions with major enterprise customers, resellers, vendors, and technology partners. Ideally, you’ll have a combination of law firm and in-house experience in the tech industry. Sharp analytical skills coupled with effective communication with all types of counterparties is essential, as well as an innate desire to be a problem-solver and process improver. #LI-KM1 #LI-Remote