Compliance Officers on the Move: Oct. 28

Lots of jobs news in compliance this week! We have a compliance officer meltdown at Broward Health, a new head of European compliance for McDonald’s, a new head of American compliance for Takata, and more beyond that.

I gather these bits of gossip from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing me something to include. If you have a tip about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or whatever, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn.


We start with the drama at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale. The healthcare system’s new chief compliance officer, Val Aubourg, quit 10 days ago after only one month on the job. Aubourg is taking a job in the legal department at Florida International University, and insists his departure has nothing to do with Broward Health’s recent troubles.

What troubles are those? Apparently the previous compliance officer, Donna Lewis, was fired this summer amid accusations that she obstructed an investigation into fraud at Broward Health. Those allegations were raised by her predecessor, Mike Pelaez, who says he was fired in an act of whistleblower retaliation. Anyone wanting to send your resume to Broward, beware.

In more pleasant news, Kyrill Farbman has been named European compliance director for McDonald’s. Farbman comes to McDonald’s (they sell burgers) after four years as EMEA ethics & compliance manager for International Paper (they make paper). No word yet on who may replace him at International Paper.

Takata Corp., the automotive airbags maker at the center of a huge product recall, has named Paul O’Brien to the newly created role of vice president of ethics & compliance for its North America operations. O’Brien comes to Takata from the Justice Department, where he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division. O’Brien has 22 years’ experience at the Justice Department in various roles.

PayNatixis, the financial services firm based in Paris, has named Tiphane Delobel compliance officer for global markets. She comes to Natixis from Siparex Group, where she spent two years as contrôleur interne et conformité. (These jobs sound so much more exotic in French.)

New Jersey financial firm Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. has promoted Timothy Doyle to senior vice president and chief risk officer. In that role he will oversee all enterprise risk management, compliance, and operational risk issues at the bank.

Dunia Finance, a financial services firm in the United Arab Emirates, has named Sanjay Singh chief compliance officer. He previously was head of compliance for retail banking at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi since 2012.

In Conshohocken, Penn., TMG Health, a provider of outsourcing functions for Medicare and Medicaid, has named Lee Coffman vice president of Medicaid compliance. Coffman had been working at TMG since 2014 as director of Medicaid programs. Prior to that held similar roles at the University of Arizona Health Plans.

Firstmark Credit Union names new chief risk officer Tamika Baker. She joins the San Antonio firm from JP Morgan, where she was vice president and control officer.

Robert Rudloff, senior vice president of internal audit at MGM Grand, just joined the audit committee of International Association of Gaming Advisors.

And speaking of gambling, Robert Rubinstein, who served as deputy general counsel of Las Vegas Sands during its FCPA probe, just accepted a job as general counsel at the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.

Vendor & Service Providers

The in-house lawyer at Staples who headed up litigation and government investigations, Lisa Ropple, has jumped ship to the law firm Jones Day. She will join its cybersecurity practice. Ropple was at Staples during its 2014 data breach that exposed the credit cards of more than 1 million customers (including yours truly) so she knows the turf.

Compliance Risk Concepts, an advisory firm based in New York, has added Dan Dorsky to head up a new anti-corruption practice. Dorsky previously worked at Tyco and its successor company Pentair, helping to revive the company after its near-death experience under former CEO Dennis Kozlowski. This is the second bit of hiring news from CRC lately; earlier this month it named a new head of its broker-dealer advisory practice.


Carmen McCormick is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Aerie Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, Calif.

Jason Rentscheler is celebrating as compliance director at Solera Health in Phoenix.

Jacqueline Peterson is hitting one year as director of the global anti-corruption office for HP Enterprise.

Robert Thomas is celebrating five years at Walmart (they sell things). He currently is regional ethics & compliance officer working out of Houston, and previously was a senior manager for environmental compliance.

Vinod Kalathil is celebrating five years as director of internal audit at Groupon. (I still don’t understand what they do.)

Carmo Gil Ferreira just hit 10 years at Banco Itau in Portugal. She has overseen internal controls, compliance, and operational risk since 2009, and corporate counsel for three years before that.

Louendrie Pillay is celebrating 10 years in various compliance positions at AstraZeneca. She currently is compliance director for Middle East and Africa, based in South Africa.

Khalaf Abdullah is celebrating 15 years as chief of internal audit at SIB, an Islamic bank based in United Arab Emirates.

And bringing us home this week is Steven Shore, who just hit 25 years at Prudential Financial in various compliance roles. He currently is vice president of compliance, based in Newark, N.J. Way to go, Shore.

If you have any career moves to tell the world, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. We post this roundup every Friday. 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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