Compliance Jobs Report: March 9

A cavalcade of corporate moves in this week’s Compliance Jobs Report! We have people on the move at Cox Enterprises, Porsche AG, VMWare, SAP, Warner Music, and many more. Plus a few career milestones to celebrate, a slew of cool job openings — and our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to all the whistleblowers newly unprotected by the Supreme Court. Read on…

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Compliance Jobs News

At the Securities and Exchange Commission, Thaya Knight has been named counsel to new Republican commissioner Hester Peirce. Knight previously worked at the Cato Institute as associate director of financial regulation studies.

Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Group has named Hatty Cheung chief risk officer. She will be responsible for risk management and internal controls, and report to CEO Mike Poon. She replaces Yu Tai Tei, who held the job for the prior 12 months.

Porsche AG has named Chandler Hall a compliance manager, working out of Stuttgart, Germany. Hall comes to the automaker after working as an independent anti-bribery consultant in the U.S. for two years, and before that worked at various compliance roles for Daimler AG.

Compliance jobsSharon Zealey has joined Cox Enterprises in Atlanta as vice president of compliance. Zealey previously worked as a consultant with NextGen Compliance for a few years, and prior to that was chief ethics & compliance officer at Coca-Cola.

In London, Suneeta Padda has joined Neon, “a vibrant insurer” (we see the wordplay there, Neon), as interim head of compliance. Padda has worked on a consulting basis with numerous insurance firms based in London, including Lloyd’s, AAA Insurance, and Citynet Insurance Brokers.

VMWare just promoted Gwen Romack to senior director of legal and regulatory compliance. Romack has been with the firm since 2015, most recently as a senior director for ethics and compliance in the Americas region.

Mike Bredenberg is leaving his job as a business analyst at Wells Fargo, to join boutique money management firm ReDefine Wealth Management as chief compliance officer and director of investments. Apparently he’s going with two other Wells Fargo people defecting from the embattled bank.

Promontory MortgagePath, a provider of mortgage technology software, has named Colgate Selden chief compliance officer. Selden comes to the New York City-based company from the law firm Alston & Bird. Selden also did a stint at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the early 2010s.

SAP has named Mei Yu field compliance officer, working in China. Yu is based in Beijing and previously has helped with China compliance for VMWare, Syngenta, Mercedes-Benz, and others.

In San Francisco, Hala Helm has been named vice president of risk, compliance, and legal at Palomar Health. She previously was chief risk officer the the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

Coast Professional, a collections agency based in New York, has promoted Annmarie Buchanan to vice president of compliance. Buchanan has been with Coast Professional since 2014 and previously was senior director of legal and regulatory affairs.

Westinghouse Electric Co. has named Chelsea Javorsky an enterprise risk management analyst. She comes to Westinghouse after 18 months as a project compliance officer with the Walsh Group, a construction firm.

Vince Capurso just joined Warner Music Group as senior vice president of global tax. No word on whether he gets advance access to new Ed Sheeran tunes.


Congratulations to LaDawn Yesho, chief audit executive at S&T Bank in Indiana, Penn. (Yes, that’s the name of the town.) She just won the Champion for Women Award from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association.

Mark Ewald is celebrating one year as senior director for information governance at Adtalem Global Education in Chicago, although Adtalem is really the company formerly known as DeVry Education Group and Ewald has really been there since 2009.

Bill Carpenter just hit five years at JP Morgan, working in global financial crimes compliance.

And Michelle Vitali is celebrating 20 years at Deluxe Corp. in Minneapolis. She has been a senior analyst for enterprise information risk management since 2005.

Vendors & Service Providers

Attention all you planning fanatics: Workiva has integrated Anaplan, a maker of planning software, into its Wdesk platform, to help customers streamline their performance management reporting. This is the latest partnership Workiva has struck with other vendors on its quest to rid the compliance and internal control world of spreadsheets.

Jeffrey Wu, last seen as head of the audit and risk department at Zhenro Real Estate Group in Shanghai, just turned up at Performance Consultants International as head of China operations. Wu also spent four years as director of internal control and audit at the Haier Group, and may be the funniest compliance professional in China.

IFAC, the International Federation of Accountants, has named Kevin Dancey as its next CEO. Dancey had been the head of CPA Canada from 2013 through 2016. He will take the reins at IFAC in May, and replaces Fayezul Choudhury.

Open Req Orders

As Radical Compliance first reported last weekend, the Dallas Mavericks are looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. If one of you could apply and then leak the salary range to me, that would be much appreciate.

ComScore supposedly will be hiring a new compliance chief, too, although it may be a few more months before we get a full picture on that.

Tenet Healthcare is looking for a hospital compliance officer to work in Detroit. Candidate will get to work with Candace Kramer, Tenet’s group chief compliance officer.

Sherwin Williams is recruiting for a lead IT auditor. Job is in Cleveland.

Compliance Meme of the Week

Once more, with feeling: this ruling does not help ethics and compliance programs.

That’s all for the week ending March 9. Have a great weekend, and if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, email me at or find me on LinkedIn. I’m always happy to give credit to the many hard-working people here in our corner of the business universe.

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