A rather gossipy Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have news from the cryptocurrency world, a promotion at University of Wisconsin, and yet another compliance professional tapped to serve on a corporate board. Numerous work anniversaries to note, and job openings from tech to engineering to auto parts. Plus our Meme of the Week.
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Compliance Jobs News
LPL Financial, an investment advisory firm with $760 billion in assets under management, has named Thomas Cappello chief risk officer. He’ll be in charge of enterprise risk management and business risk management, among other duties. Cappello comes to LPL from Bank of America, where he was chief risk officer for the investment solutions group. By the way, Cappello will report to chief legal officer Michelle Oroschakoff. If that name rings a bell, perhaps it’s because Oroschakoff was once head of compliance and risk at LPL herself, and earlier in her career was chief compliance officer at Morgan Stanley.
Interesting: Jeff Horowitz, chief compliance officer of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, has left the firm after two years there. Horowitz’s departure is part of a larger exodus at the firm lately, of roughly 5 percent of total employees. Word is that many of those departures are coming after Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong said the firm will remain “apolitical” on issues such as Black Lives Matter, and if folks didn’t like that, they could take a severance package. (How libertarian of him…) We don’t know whether that was Horowitz’s motivation. Coinbase says it will search for a new CCO, and legal boss Paul Grewal will run compliance for the interim.
Elsewhere in the cryptocurrency world, the parent company of BitMEX has hired Malcolm Wright as chief compliance officer, to build up the crypto exchange’s anti-money laundering compliance program. This comes after BitMEX ousted three of its founding executives, who are facing civil and criminal charges in the United States, so perhaps hiring an AML officer was wise. Wright comes to the firm after several years as chair of Global Digital Finance, an industry group trying to get cryptocurrency established.
Remember Len Shen, who stepped down as chief compliance officer at Visa last month? He just turned up on the board of OFX Group, an international payments provider. Shen has been a leading voice in the compliance community for many years, including advisory board roles at the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and the Bay Area Ethics & Compliance Association. No word yet on the board committees Shen might sit on.
Helmerich & Payne, an oil services business based in Tulsa, Okla., just rehired Eric Wilson as senior compliance manager. Wilson had previously worked at H&P in the first half of the 2010s, and left the company in 2016 after a few years as international compliance manager. Welcome back, Wilson.
Education firm Follett Corp. has promoted Mark Ewald from director of corporate compliance to vice president of asset protection and compliance. Ewald has been with Follett since 2018.
Software firm Atlassian has promoted Jennifer Franco from senior manager of internal audit to director of internal audit. Franco has been with Atlassian since 2017, and prior to that did an internal audit stint at LinkedIn. She’s based in Silicon Valley.
Danielle Moubarak has a new role at Natura & Co., the parent company of Avon, Body Shoppe, and related businesses. She’s now head of the ethics and compliance program for Europe and the Middle East, and the data privacy program globally. Moubarak had previously held similar ethics and compliance roles for Avon only.
Rebecca Franklin has been named director of enterprise risk management and compliance at the California Housing Finance Agency. She comes to the CHFA from the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, where she had been director of innovation since 2019. Prior to that, Franklin was an enterprise risk manager at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
Matt Kettel has left his job as senior VP of audit, risk, and compliance at education and publishing firm Pearson to be head of internal audit and risk at Dr. Martens, the funky footwear people. Kettel had been at Pearson since 2012. I’m told that Dr. Martens employees get two free pairs of shoes per year.
Katie Ignatowski, director of compliance and integrity at the University of Wisconsin System, has been promoted to chief compliance officer. Apparently this promotion is not without controversy, since Ignatowski had previously worked as chief legal counsel for former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker before joining UW in 2019. Her current boss is Tommy Thompson, another former Wisconsin governor and now interim president of UW. Ignatowski’s salary rose from $151,500 to $172,500. Meanwhile, Thompson is preparing layoffs and cutbacks across the school system.
And Sideris Doukas has left his job as a senior AML compliance analyst at fintech firm Monese, to be risk and compliance analyst at Lanistar — another fintech firm, which breathlessly says, “We’re not here to challenge, we’re here to take over!” Lanistar is “a polymorphic debit card with a twist.” I have no idea what that means. This is all happening in London, naturally.
Mohamed Khamis just hit one year at Johnson & Johnson, where he’s head of compliance for the Middle East and Africa regions.
Eunice Kua is celebrating one year at Amazon Web Services as a regulatory compliance program manager.
Steve Schoenly is celebrating one year as assistant vice president of compliance at the University of Miami Health System.
Etakerina Klochkova is celebrating five years at Abbott as ethics and compliance manager in Moscow.
Yolanda Morris is celebrating five years as healthcare compliance manager at St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare in Anaheim, Calif.
Vendors & Service Providers
Customer win: The NBA and the WNBA say they’ve decided to use ServiceNow as their “official workflow partner.” This comes after both groups used ServiceNow to help streamline covid testing for NBA players, who just wrapped up a virus-shortened season.
Open Req Orders
YouTube is looking for a program manager to help build the streaming network’s global compliance program. Job is based in San Bruno, Calif.
Auto parts supplier Lear Corp. is recruiting a global compliance director. Job is based in Deerfield, Mich.
Engineering firm Parsons Corp. is looking for a manager of international trade compliance. Job is based in Virginia.
Compliance Meme of the Week
That’s all for this week’s report.
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