Compliance Officers on the Move: Feb. 24
This week’s compliance jobs report has a few bits of news about planning for regulatory reform: who on Team Trump might help plan it, and how the banking world is staffing up to respond to it. GRC software vendors were also busy this week, and Viacom is hiring for possibly the most interesting compliance job available today.
I gather these bits of gossip 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!
Compliance Jobs News
Calton & Associates, a broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, has hired Rebekah Powers as chief compliance officer. The Tampa, Fla. firm hired Powers from Summit Brokerage Services, where she had been director of compliance for five years.
The Trump Administration just picked up two lawyers from the Venable law firm, if you’re tracking those might influence the future of financial regulatory reform. Andrew Olmen, who also once worked for the Senate Banking Committee, is now part of the National Economic Council. Daris Meeks joined the team as director of domestic policy for Vice President Mike Pence.
Citigroup is not slouching on regulatory reform either. The bank has formed a new regulatory affairs team based in Washington to prepare for whatever Washington cooks up, headed by Kevin Bailey. Bailey is an ex-bigwig from the Office of the Controller of the Currency. His deputy will be Julie Bell Lindsay. Linsday has been at Citi for eight years, but once upon a time worked at the SEC with former commissioner Luis Aguilar.
Vendors & Service Providers
Affiliated Monitors, a firm that provides corporate compliance monitors to companies that need them, has hired Jay Rosen as vice president of business development. Rosen previously worked at United Language Group. Rosen is also one of my partners in crime on the Everything Compliance podcast, and years ago was on the same Little League team as Adam Sandler.
GRC merger news: Infogix, a data analytics software business, has acquired Data3Sixty, a cloud-based data governance software provider. The purchase price was not disclosed (I hate it when that happens), but the money behind the deal is Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm that acquired Infogix last year.
Ideagen has re-branded its software product for business safety management and incident reporting. The product that had been Gael Enlighten will henceforth be known as Ideagen Coruson. Ideagen acquired Gael Ltd. in 2014 and is now retiring the Gael brand.
And if you’re a Wolters Kluwer customer wondering where your money goes, the company just posted its 2016 financial results. Revenues up 2 percent last year, operating profit up 15 percent.
Open Req Orders
The Christian Broadcast Network is looking to hire a legal compliance officer, to work from its headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The job description has all the typical requirements (familiarity with FCPA, OFAC, monitoring, testing, and so forth). Candidate should also be supportive of CBN’s Christian mission and purpose.
Also in broadcasting, Viacom is recruiting a senior counsel to work out of Santa Monica, Calif. The job: “Review and analyze background checks, psychological and medical evaluations, and other information to identify potential legal and media risks”—for participants in reality TV shows. Whoever lands this gig, please call me one year later with your war stories.
Back in Normal Town, Stormont Vail Health is looking for a chief compliance officer. Stormont Vail is a large healthcare provider based in Topeka, Kans. Gallagher MSA Search is handling the recruiting.
That’s all we have this week. If you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, just 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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