Compliance Jobs Report: March 31

We wrap up the first quarter with big news: the head of internal audit at LinkedIn is taking his leave after six years there. (So says his profile on, well, you know where.) We also have compliance jobs news at Ellsworth Adhesives and RiverSource, plus a spate of new product and investment news from the compliance vendor world.

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

First, Inder Gulati is leaving LinkedIn after six years as head of internal audit there. No word yet on where Gulati goes next, but he has always been a thoughtful voice in the audit profession and we’re curious to know his next gig.

Kai Yaniz has a new job as a compliance quality assurance analyst at Transfast, a money transfer business in St. Petersburg, Fla. Yaniz previously worked as an AML consultant at various firms in the St. Petersburg area. 

APS Bank in Malta has named Raissa Sammut as senior legal and compliance officer. She had previously been client relationship manager at Credence Corporate & Advisory Services.

In Minneapolis, Mike Brennan has a new job as chief compliance officer of RiverSource, a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial Services. Brennan comes to RiverSource after nearly a year as president of Capsheaf Compliance, an advisory firm; and before that he had been vice president of corporate compliance & ethics at Target.

The other Matt Smith

Physical Rehabilitation Network, a healthcare business based in Carlsbad, Calif., has named Matt Smith chief compliance officer. He is not to be confused with the other Matt Smith, who played Dr. Who in the show of the same name for the BBC. PRN also announced that Erika Jacob is joining the business as director of compliance.

Mylan, the pharmaceutical company in so much trouble last year for price-gouging its EpiPens, has hired former SEC commissioner Dan Gallagher as its next chief legal officer. Gallagher had been hanging out at Potomak Partners, a consulting firm in Washington, since he left the SEC in 2015.

Savoy, a benefits consulting firm in Florham Park, N.J., has promoted Joan Fusco to chief compliance officer. Fusco had been director of research and education at the firm.

Apple has promoted Nick Kucera to be manager of the security risk & compliance team. Kucera had been a staffer on that team since February 2015.

In London, Lebara Money has promoted Donata Raudonyte, from senior compliance and risk analyst to compliance and risk team manager.

The Houston Independent School District has named Garland Blackwell its new chief audit executive. Blackwell had been head of internal audit at Parsons Corp., an engineering firm based in California. He replaces Richard Patton, whose contract was not renewed last year amid a lawsuit alleging whistleblower retaliation.

Jacqueline Flood has been promoted at Ellsworth Adhesives: from global internal audit manager to global risk and compliance manager. She’s been with the Wisconsin firm since 2015.


Travis Sutphin just hit one year as director of Medicare compliance for Emblem Health in New York.

Tim Kassisse is celebrating one year as vice president of internal audit for global financial crimes at Capital One.

Vendors & Service Providers

Donnelley Financial Solutions  has made a strategic investment in SOXHUB, a provider of enterprise SOX and audit management software, bringing a new set of SOX compliance capabilities to ActiveDisclosure, Donnelley’s cloud-based financial disclosure management solution.

Convercent, a provider of cloud-based ethics and compliance management software, has released Convercent Insights, a new application in Convercent’s Ethics Cloud suite of applications.

Gresham, a London-based software and services company that  specializes in real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions, has  launched a data visualization and embedded analytics solution, Clareti Analytics, to complement its flagship  Clareti Transaction Control offering.

Open Req Orders

Capital One is looking for a manager of ERM training, strategy, and execution. Job is in Richmond, Va.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. wants to hire a compliance specialist, to help with third-party due diligence and making sure people stand on 17.

JP Morgan is looking for an executive director of its global policy management team.

And right here in Cambridge, Mass., Sanofi wants to hire an associate general counsel to help with FCPA, anti-kickback, and other legal matters.

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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