Compliance Officers on the Move: Jan. 6

It’s a doozy of a compliance jobs report to start 2017, since so many people were updating their LinkedIn profiles or starting new positions with the arrival of the new year. We have news about Duetsche Bank, General Motors, the VHA, Samsung, United Health, and many more.

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.

Compliance Jobs News

First, Deutsche Bank reshuffled the leadership of its financial crimes team. Peter Hazlewood left after six months on the job, apparently in a dispute with higher-ups who wouldn’t give him the staffing increases he wanted for 2017. Taking his place is Philippe Vollot, who has been with DB for more than a decade and had been chief operating officer for compliance and anti-financial crime.

Matt Tuchow has been named chief compliance & business integrity officer at Veterans Health Administration. He previously had been global head of compliance and ethics for McKesson.

Karin Scholz Jenson, a partner at law firm Baker Hostetler and head of the firm’s e-discovery practice, left BH after 14 years to take a job General Motors as lead counsel for e-discovery and litigation hold. She is also relocating from New York to Detroit.

compliance jobsIn Dallas, Texas Capital Bank just promoted Syed Raza from director of compliance management to director of financial crimes compliance.

Amazon has promoted Livia Granata from compliance analyst to compliance team lead in its Luxembourg offices.

Samsung Electronics has promoted Raphael Loschiavo Cerdeira from data privacy manager to legal compliance manager. Cerdeira also relocated from Sao Paolo to Panama.

Over in regulator world, Jay Hanson resigned from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on Dec. 23, after more than five years on the job. Hanson didn’t disclose his reasons for leaving, but he was the only board member to vote against the PCAOB’s 2017 budget (which included a 6.3 percent increase), and he had argued for a sharper look at current activities before adding more staff and resources.

Grace Kennedy Group, a food distributor in the Caribbean, has promoted Debra Dodd from chief audit executive to CFO of the Grace Kennedy Foods division. Radcliffe Daley, senior audit manager, will take over as chief audit executive on April 1.

Martin Lønstrup has taken a new job as head of compliance for Falck Global Assistance, a public safety business in Copenhagen. He previously spent seven years in various compliance roles at Maersk Oil.

In Omaha, Neb., Roxanne Turner has taken new job as compliance officer for community and state issues at UnitedHealth Group. She previously spent nearly three years as a regulatory compliance officer for Aetna, also in Omaha. (No insurance jokes, please.)

In Connecticut, Shahzad Khawaja has taken a new job as chief audit executive of Providence Service Corp. He previously was vice president of internal audit for

Bill Mulcahy has been named to the audit oversight committee for DeKalb County in Atlanta. Mulcahy spent many years as chief audit executive of Emory University and has been an independent audit consultant since then.

Vendors & Service Providers

Most notably, compliance guru Odell Guyton has a new job as managing director at Klink & Co., a compliance consulting firm. Guyton helped to found the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics years ago, has worked at Microsoft and Jabil Circuit, and is an all around great guy. We wish him well.

And file this under service provided: Robin Singh, senior compliance and fraud control officer at Abu Dhabi Health Services, is creating a compliance discussion group on WhatsApp. Just send him a message to +971-501-340420 saying, “Hi – [Your Name] – Compliance.”


Takesha Pollock is celebrating one year in the compliance function at Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

Brian Thelen is celebrating one year as vice president of audit services at Zimmer Biomet.

Beth Furumo is celebrating five years at Johnson Controls. Furumo has held a variety of compliance-related roles there, and is currently director of financial governance and compliance.

Michael Zubovich just hit 10 years at Unisys Federal Systems, the last eight of them as chief compliance officer.

Amy Pawlicki has notched 15 years at the AICPA as director of business reporting, assurance, and advisory services. Any time you’re looking for help on tricky financial reporting issues, it’s people like Pawlicki who can assist.

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. 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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