Senior Manager – Compliance

Great Hill Partners

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on April 15, 2024

Founded in 1998, Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $100 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. With offices in Boston and London, Great Hill has raised over $12 billion of commitments and invested in more than 95 companies, establishing an extensive track record of building long-term partnerships with entrepreneurs and providing flexible resources to help middle-market companies scale. Great Hill has been recognized for its industry leadership, being ranked #3 in the 2022 HEC Paris-Dow Jones Mid-Market Buyout Performance Ranking on March 9, 2023, which evaluated fund performance of 563 leading private equity firms between 2009-2018.

What You’ll Do:

As the Director of Compliance Great Hill Partners, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our operations adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies. Reporting directly to the CFO and Chief Compliance Officer, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing comprehensive compliance programs to mitigate risks and safeguard the integrity of our firm’s operations.  This is a hands-on role for a thoughtful, operational compliance leader including, but not limited to:

1. Regulatory Compliance Oversight: Monitor and interpret regulatory requirements relevant to the private equity industry, including SEC regulations, anti-money laundering (AML) laws, and other pertinent statutes.

2. Policy Development and Implementation: Develop, maintain, and enforce compliance policies and procedures tailored to the specific needs of our firm, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and regulatory standards.

3. Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential compliance risks and vulnerabilities within the organization. Develop strategies and controls to mitigate these risks effectively.

4. Training and Education: Develop and deliver compliance training programs to employees at all levels of the organization, ensuring awareness and understanding of compliance obligations and ethical standards.

5. Monitoring and Surveillance: Implement monitoring and surveillance mechanisms to detect and prevent potential compliance violations or misconduct. Conduct investigations as necessary and oversee remedial actions.

6. Regulatory Reporting: Prepare and submit regulatory filings, disclosures, and reports accurately and in a timely manner. Serve as the primary point of contact for regulatory inquiries and examinations.

7. Vendor and Third-Party Oversight: Assess and monitor compliance risks associated with vendors, service providers, and third-party relationships. Establish due diligence procedures and ongoing monitoring protocols.

8. Ethical Standards and Code of Conduct: Promote a culture of integrity, ethics, and compliance throughout the organization. Ensure adherence to the firm’s code of conduct and ethical standards in all business activities.

9. Advisory Support: Provide compliance guidance and support to senior management, investment teams, and other stakeholders on regulatory matters, compliance risks, and emerging trends.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, law, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., JD, MBA) preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in compliance, legal, or regulatory roles within the financial services industry, with a focus on private equity or asset management.
  • Strong understanding of SEC regulations, AML laws, and other relevant regulatory requirements applicable to private equity firms.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing compliance programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to assess complex regulatory issues and develop practical solutions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact confidently with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership abilities with experience in managing teams and driving organizational change.
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) or Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) are a plus.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific compliance software and tools is preferred.


Join our dynamic team at Great Hill Partners and contribute to our mission of delivering superior returns to our investors while upholding the highest standards of compliance and integrity. If you are a proactive and experienced compliance professional looking for a challenging opportunity in the private equity industry, we encourage you to consider Great Hill Partners.  We offer world-class benefits at no or low cost, a winning culture, and unlimited growth potential.

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