Compliance Jobs Report: April 7

In this week’s compliance jobs report, we have news of where Citigroup’s ex-compliance chief landed; Uber’s head of internal audit jumped to Delta Airlines; Convercent named a new senior executive; and the SEC has a new deputy chief accountant.

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

John Davidson, last seen earlier this year as chief compliance officer at Citigroup, just turned up in Chicago as president and chief operating officer of OCC. He replaces Michael McClain, whom OCC says left for personal reason at the end of March.

Brandi Thomas has left her job as head of internal audit at Uber, to be vice president of corporate audit and enterprise risk management at Delta Airline Global Services in Atlanta. Thomas had worked at Uber since 2014.

Rhonda Addo has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission as a securities compliance manager. She had been vice president of risk management at Nordea Bank in New York.

And at the SEC’s headquarters in Washington, Sagar Teotia has been named deputy chief accountant. Teotia comes to the SEC from Deloitte, where he had been a partner, but he had been an SEC professional accounting fellow from 2009-2011.

compliance jobsOver in the United Arab Emirates, Gaurav Benjamin has been promoted to financial controller and compliance officer for e-payments at Emirates. Benjamin has been with the airline since 2014 and previously was an auditor for technology processes.

Healogics, a healthcare provider based in Jacksonville, Fla., has promoted Steve Schoenly from vice president of governance, risk, and control to chief compliance officer.

Down in Atlanta, Panasonic North America has promoted Ling-Ling Nie to chief compliance officer and assistant general counsel. Nie previously had been director of compliance & ethics.

Danaher Corp. has hired Sachin Kulkarni as general counsel for its India and Southeast Asia operations. Kulkarni had previously been head of legal and compliance for the Mideast Region at Alcon, a Novartis subsidiary.

Luke Brussel, vice president of compliance at First Data Corp., just picked up a teaching gig at Fordham Law School. He’ll lead a course on internal investigations starting fall semester. Thankfully Fordham Law is in Manhattan, so Brussel can avoid the Metro North train to Fordham’s main campus in the Bronx.

DXC Technology Corp. in Dallas has named Jacqueline Peterson its ethics & compliance officer. Peterson had been director of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s global anti-corruption office, in Plano, Tex.

Signator Investors, a broker-dealer and investment adviser firm based in Boston, has named Joseph Terry chief compliance officer. He replaces Thomas Horack, who will retire from Signator later this year. Terry joins Signator from the Advisor Group, where he was chief supervision officer.

Erika Brown Lee has joined Mastercard as assistant general counsel for privacy and data protection. She comes to Mastercard from the Justice Department, where Lee worked as chief privacy and civil liberties officer for three years.


The Institute of Internal Auditors is seeking nominations for its Emerging Leaders awards for 2017. If you know any good candidates, send your nominations by May 12. Winners will be profiled in the October issue of Internal Auditor magazine, and candidates must be under 30 as of Dec. 31, 2017. The rest of us will quietly resent your early career success.

Vendors & Service Providers

Broadcat, a compliance training company, has hired Courtney Sander as compliance lead. Sander previously had been a regulatory compliance analyst at Petco.

Tonnis Poppema just joined Convercent as vice president of advisory services, working in Amsterdam. Poppema comes to Convercent from Lumileds, where he had been senior director of ethics & compliance.

Mitratech, a maker of legal and enterprise risk management software, has received an investment from private equity firm Hg Capital. We don’t know how much money is involved, but the deal makes TA Associates, which had invested in Mitratech in 2015, a minority shareholder.

L’il Sweet

And in customer wins, Workiva announced this week that it is working with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Let’s hope Workiva gets a mention in those L’il Sweet Dr. Pepper commercials.

Open Req Orders

Gaurav Ajmani, principal legal counsel at’s India operations, says the company is looking for compliance lawyers there with roughly 10 years experience and expertise in FCPA or Bribery Act. You can find Ajmani on LinkedIn.

JP Morgan Chase is looking for an executive director of antitrust compliance. As a bonus, you get to work with Tim Bridgeford, an excellent person who happens to know antitrust compliance to boot.

LL Bean is hiring a vendor compliance manager. If you get me the job, please send a pair of winter boots.

And FIFA is looking to fill three positions: senior manager of internal audit, an integrity manager, and group leader for member associations and governance.

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.


  1. […] FIFA, the governing body for world soccer that is up to its eyeballs in corruption allegations, just sacked its two ethics leaders: Hans-Joachim Eckert and Cornel Burbly. No word from FIFA yet on why that happened, but it does not look good. This is also odd because Edward Hanover, FIFA’s new chief compliance officer, has been staffing up lately. […]

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