Banyan Software is on a mission to acquire, build and grow great enterprise software businesses all over the world that have dominant positions in specialized vertical markets. Banyan provides the best permanent home for these companies, their employees, and customers. Founded in 2016 with a permanent capital base setup to preserve the legacy of founders, Banyan focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy. Today, Banyan is growing companies across numerous countries and software verticals including healthcare, financial services, media, education, and transportation. In 2021 Banyan was named the #1 fastest growing private software company in the US on the Inc 5000 and the 10th fastest-growing company in North America on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.
With this growth comes the need for a General Counsel who has the unique skillset of being able to ‘dig in’ and do acquisitions as well as step back, look at the big picture, and participate in strategic discussions. This individual will be an important member of the Senior Leadership Team and, in addition to the transactional work, will advise on finance, risk, employment and litigation management matters. As the company grows, so will the legal team and you will be expected to develop and manage the legal department. This position is conveniently located on the subway line at Bloor and Yonge and will report to the CEO.
The ideal candidate will have 10-12 years of M&A transactional experience gained in a major firm or corporation. Any IT, commercial, financing and international M&A experience will also be of interest but not mandatory. Strong negotiation and drafting abilities, solid organizational skills, and a low ego approach to working with all stakeholders will be required. As well, the ability to work independently, multi-task and make smart business decisions will be imperative in order to succeed in this role. Excellent leadership abilities, strong communication skills and the mind-set of a team-player will also be highly valued.
You will need to be someone who is a ‘builder’ and interested in getting in at the ground level and playing an integral role in growing our legal team and organization. Our client is able to offer a friendly and open environment and a competitive compensation package including meaningful equity in this high-growth company. If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please send your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong at Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.