Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Ally Financial, Inc. (Ally or Company) to conduct a search for a Chief Operating Officer of Legal, Governance and Government Relations. Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send a resume (in MS Word) to Deb Ben-Canaan, Bob Graff, Melissa Cohen, Kimberly Hulsey at AllyCOOLGGR@mlaglobal.com, or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes will be routed back to MLA and create delays.
Overview: The Chief Operating Officer - LGGR (functionally Vice President of Legal Operations) will be a critical member of Ally’s legal leadership team. With a spirit of innovation and collaboration, combined with strategic vision, business acumen, and demonstrated leadership, this Executive will direct administrative operations across the Company’s Legal, Governance, and Government Relations function (LGGR). Setting strategy for LGGR’s operations and providing oversight and direction for risk management, people leadership, and technology optimization, this person will play a critical role in furthering the Company’s longstanding commitment to excellence and positioning the Company for continued success in the competitive financial marketplace.
Experience: No less than 10 years of experience serving in senior administrative, finance and operations roles in a law firm or other professional services firm. Law firm experience preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or a related field is required; an advanced degree/certification, such as an MBA, JD, MPS, MS or CPA, is strongly preferred.
Compensation: Competitive base, bonus and equity.
Location: Charlotte, NC.
Relocations: Yes, this is a national search.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.