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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 4

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news of new compliance hires at GE Aviation, Welbit, UCB, Bechtel, and a bunch more places; plus promotions at Olympus Corp. and Keck Medicine. Compliance officers who are railroad buffs have a job opening to consider, and our Meme of the Week goes out to compliance officers at businesses pursuing “strategic alternatives.” 

I gather these bits of information from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing me something to include. If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. This report depends on people like you helping me, so send some news! Read on… 

Compliance Jobs News

First, Lizette Arias has joined GE Aviation as a compliance officer, working out of Cincinnati. Arias had been working as a consultant for most of this year, and previously had been at General Cable as global compliance director for risk monitoring. 

Herman Gonzalez, who goes by the nickname “H,” has been named director of trade compliance at Welbit, a company in Florida that makes commercial kitchen equipment like the Frymaster. Gonzalez previously worked as head of trade compliance at Pettibone Corp. in Illinois. Let’s hope he relocates to Florida before winter. 

In Atlanta, Benjamin Yao has joined pharmaceutical firm UCB as monitoring and analytics lead for its global ethics and compliance function. Yao previously worked at Astellas Pharma for more than three years, although he spent the summer on sabbatical with his family, “directly reporting to family CEO.” So says every husband, Yao. 

Promoted: Dennis McCloskey, at Olympus Corp. of the Americas, from compliance officer to executive director in compliance. McCloskey has been with Olympus since 2012. 

Callie Edwards has joined construction firm Bechtel Corp. as a compliance specialist. Edwards had previously worked at Weatherford International as a compliance analyst. She’s based in Houston.

In Greece, Konstantinos Papastergiou has been named deputy director of AML compliance at VivaWallet, a fintech firm working in the payments industry. Papastergiou has been doing research in anti-money laundering for several think tanks in Europe and lectures on illicit cash flows at police academies in Greece. 

In Saudi Arabia, Houssam Alhumaidan has a new job as director of compliance at Credit Suisse. Alhumaidan comes to Credit Suisse from Deutsche Bank, where he had been head of compliance and anti-financial crime. 

Robert Graham, chief risk officer at Deloitte, has joined the board of trustees at LaSalle University. Go Explorers! (That’s the LaSalle mascot. I had to look it up.)

Keck Medicine, a healthcare system in Los Angeles affiliated with the University of Southern California, has named Tammy Capretta chief transformation and risk officer. Capretta had been Keck’s chief integration and risk officer — so I guess once you’re done integrating, you begin transforming. 

And some news from regulator world. First, the Trump Administration’s top sanctions officer, Sigal Mandelker, is leaving her government job for the private sector. She apparently has no particular plans lined up yet; just leaving the Administration to spend more time at home. (Who can blame her?) She will be succeeded by her deputy Justin Muzinich on an interim basis. 

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has named David Cass vice president of IT and cyber risk. Cass was previously chief information security officer at IBM and is often seen on the conference circuit speaking about IT and cybersecurity risk issues. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Remember Vince Walden, the compliance tech whiz who left Ernst & Young this summer? Just turned up at Alvarez & Marsal. His LinkedIn profile still says “coming soon…” but he appeared at Converge 2019 with Alvarez under his name, so I’m going with it. I also hear Alvarez his hiring briskly these days. 

Speaking of Converge 2019, the user conference hosted by Convercent — Convercent has struck a deal with Stone Turn Group, to be Convercent’s professional services partner. 

Money talk: X1, a GRC and e-discovery software vendor based in Pasadena, Calif., just raised $5.1 million in its second round of funding. So there’s another vendor whose newly hired sales reps will be calling you. 

Open Req Orders

Homestar Financial Corp. is looking for a compliance manager. Job is based in Flowery Branch, Ga., outside Atlanta. 

Railworks Corp. in New York is looking for a chief compliance officer. Must like trains. 

University of Maryland Medical System is looking for a chief compliance officer. This would be the same UMMS recovering from a conflict-of-interest mess earlier this year. Job is based in Baltimore. 

Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week. As always — if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, email me at [email protected] 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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