Compliance Officers on the Move: Nov. 4

This week’s jobs news in compliance includes several new CCOs in the financial sector, Johnson Controls’ head of EMEA compliance making a move, and the return of an early GRC entrepreneur back to the field after several years away. For all the good stuff, read on.

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

Jobs News

At the Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency has named Marc Panucci deputy chief accountant. He replaces Brian Croteau, who left the SEC earlier this year. Panucci comes to the SEC from PwC, where he was a partner in the firm’s national professional services group. He also previously worked at the SEC from 2007 to 2010.

Johnson & Johnson has named Quintus Joubert senior director of compliance and technology integration. Joubert has worked at J&J in multiple roles since 2010, and had been global director of global systems and technology since 2014.

Lemonade, a homeowner insurance firm, has named William Latza chief compliance officer and general counsel. Latza previously was a partner at the law firm Stroock, Stroock & Lavan. Lemonade is a new insurance firm trying to rely on technology rather than brokers, and yes, that really is its name.

Siemens has named Katharina von Koeding global compliance officer of its Postal, Parcel, and Airport Logistics unit. She previously was a compliance officer at Siemens main corporate business, working in the United Arab Emirates.

jobsChicago-based Kastle Therapeutics has tapped Stephan Vincze to be interim chief compliance officer. Vincze is the former chief compliance officer at Warner Chilcott, and for the last several years has dabbled in venture capital and consulting to life science companies.

Meredith Trabinska has a new job with HP, as senior finance manager for its Robotic Process Automation division in Poland. Trabinska previously worked as an internal audit manager for HP’s EMEA division, and has been with HP in one job or another since 2001.

Invest Financial Corp., a broker-dealer firm based in Tampa Bay, Fla., has named John Albino senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Albino comes to Invest from Penn Mutual Life Insurance, where he was chief compliance officer.

SharesPost Inc., a broker-dealer firm and alternative trading system based in Silicon Valley, has named Charles Christofilis chief compliance officer. He comes to SharesPost from White Oak Global Advisers, where he was chief compliance officer.

Old National, the largest bank headquartered in Indiana, has announced a changing of the guard: Dick Dube, the bank’s chief audit executive and ethics officer, is retiring. He will be succeeded in both roles by Joan Kissel, Old National’s corporate controller. Best wishes to Dube, who spent more than 40 years in the internal audit field. No word on how Old National might fill Kissel’s controller job.

In Germany, Stefanie Wiegard has a new job as director of EMEA compliance for Adient, a maker of automotive seats. Wiegard comes to Adient from Johnson Controls, where she worked in various compliance jobs since 2011.

Pearson VUE, which offers computer-based testing for various professional licenses, has named Stacy Colbert its new director of finance. She comes to Pearson VUE after five years in various finance and compliance jobs at SunOpta.

And from the rumor mill, we have heard reports of job cuts hitting the risk management function at First Niagara in upstate New York. Niagara was acquired by KeyBank earlier this year.

Vendors & Service Providers

Most interesting this week, David Childers has returned to the corporate compliance world as head of marketing and communications for the Ethics & Compliance Initiative. Childers founded and ran EthicsPoint, one of the early compliance software vendors, from 2002 until its merger into NAVEX Global in 2011. He then spent two years as CEO of Compli and has served on a variety of Oregon innovation councils, boards, and groups.

AC Lordi, a boutique consulting firm based in Malvern, Penn., just tapped Bill Dawson to be head of risk & compliance services. Dawson previously worked as chief audit executive for the Ascena Retail Group.

Conselium Search, a recruiting firm that specializes in the compliance profession, has hired Steve Harrison as partner. He comes to Conselium from Michael Page Executive Search, and will cater to the financial services industry filling jobs primarily in New York and London.

Emily Gross just took a job with Deloitte as a senior consultant. She previously was a senior manager at Paragon specializing in records management, and held similar records management roles at Chubb and elsewhere before that.


Steve Koslow is celebrating one year as vice president and chief compliance officer at Allianz Life, based from Minneapolis. Koslow is the compliance professional who first said, “If I have only one hour to worry about either ethics or compliance, I’ll worry about ethics every time.”

Maria Franco is celebrating five years at Nova Southeastern University in Miami. She currently is director of IT finance, and has been in various finance roles there since 2011.

Stephanos Orestis is celebrating five years as lead legal counsel at Statoil in Norway.

Olusegun Afolabi is celebrating five years as compliance officer for Sterling Bank in Nigeria.

As I mentioned above, if you have any career moves you want the world to know, feel free to email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. We post this roundup every Friday, and 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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