CDD Team Lead


Key Details



Starting salary:

$62,000 annual starting salary

Key benefits:

  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) in a profitable company
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance – including HSA and FSA options
  • Company-paid: Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, and an EAP program
  • 25 days of PTO + 10 paid sick days + 10 paid banking holidays + a paid volunteer day, annually
  • 16-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us
  • 401k with up to a 4% employer match
  • 6-week paid sabbatical after 4 years with us
  • Hybrid working – up to 3 days/week working from home, the other 2 days in the office
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CDD Team Lead


We’re looking for a CDD Team Lead to join our growing Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Team at Wise in our Tampa, Florida office!

Wise has already pioneered new ways for people to transfer money across borders and currencies. Our customers can also manage their hard-earned money with the world’s first platform to offer true multi-currency banking. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission, grow as a quality control leader in financial compliance, and help save millions more people money using Wise!

You’ll receive a competitive package including a starting salary of $62,000 annually, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) in a profitable company, and a wide array of other benefits!

Read more about our open roles and Wise here:

Your mission:

Your mission is to strategically guide your CDD Team to achieve operational goals and maximize business impact. The primary focus of your role will be on people development, processes enhancement, and productivity management. Your overall objective is to analyze data, behaviors, maintain morale, and drive for sustainable results that are aligned with the CDD Department’s strategy and goals.

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to the CDD Department:

  • Evaluate your team’s performance, both on an individual and team level, ensuring team members adhere to company and department policies while achieving their individual and team goals
  • Develop and maintain team performance metrics consistent with the CDD department goals, and track performance of said goals 
  • Have regular individual performance and morale discussions with all your team members at least twice per month
  • Foster an inclusive and engaging environment to ensure the morale and productivity of your team
  • Contribute to the growth of your team through forecasting, strategizing, and hiring
  • Bring a client-focused and holistic approach to decision making to identify the root cause of issues
  • Manage several projects simultaneously with a sense of urgency while working with partners and stakeholders
  • Identify strategies to continually improve the client experience and ensure your team strives for the highest standards of performance
  • Liaison with cross-teams to ensure procedures are up to date, negotiating where possible to ensure the client experience is prioritized while adhering to regulatory requirements
  • Deliver key measurable’s in a timely, professional, and ethical manner to ensure dependability and sustainability of results
  • Drive continuous improvements to quality of data, productivity reporting, and associated metrics to improve and maximize the CDD  strategy
  • As needed, represent the CDD team in multiple forums, internally and externally, to provide transparency on initiatives

About you:

  • You have leadership experience in financial verification or compliance teams (KYC/EDD/CDD/AML or similar) 
  • You are able to articulate our vision clearly and passionately, ensuring your team understands how their individual efforts contribute to higher level goals
  • You demonstrate the behavior that you want people to follow – aligning your words and actions will help to build trust and make your team more willing to follow your example
  • Your ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and tactfully will be a crucial skill to inspire and energize your staff
  • You’re a veteran, effective leader – you make fast, difficult decisions with limited information in critical situations
  • You drive your team forward with passion, enthusiasm, inspiration, and motivation. You invest time in the people you lead to determine their strengths, needs, and priorities
  • You find ways to celebrate the achievements of your people, even if it’s through a simple ‘well done.’ As well as boosting morale, it will also strengthen their motivation to continue giving their best

A bit more about you:

  • You’ve got at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent – Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree is preferred but not required
  • Any additional languages are always a plus!
  • You must already be legally authorized to work in the US, we cannot support Visa sponsorship for this role
  • This is NOT a remote position, this is a full-time position located in Tampa, Florida


We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn’t important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.


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