Compliance Jobs Report: May 26

This week’s compliance jobs report includes news from Cooper Tire & Rubber, new compliance officers at Thesys CAT and TeamHealth, and an expansion of the legal team at one of the big whistleblower retaliation law firms—which, indirectly, means confidence in the future of whistleblower retaliation lawsuits.

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

Here in Boston, Tim Berichon has been named head of internal audit at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. He previously held a similar role at GCP Applied Technologies for a year, and before that worked at Tyco in its South Africa offices.

Thesys CAT Corp., an IT firm working with the Securities and Exchange Commission on its Consolidated Audit Trail project, has named Shane Swanson as chief compliance officer. He comes to Thesys from Citadel, where he was director of U.S. market structure.

compliance jobsTeamHealth, a clinician services business in Knoxville, Tenn., has promoted Jennifer Morrison to chief compliance officer. Morrison had been working at TeamHealth since 2015 as vice president of compliance. She came to the firm from Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Stephen Pinkett has rejoined Northrup Grumman as a pricing analyst. He did a stint as a costing analyst at Stanley Black & Decker for a few months, but previously spent years at Northrup in various audit and compliance analyst jobs. Welcome back.

The SEC has named Peter Uhlmann as managing executive in the chairman’s office, helping new chairman Jay Clayton on the administrative side of running the agency. Uhlmann served in a similar capacity to commissioner Michael Piwowar while he was acting chairman earlier this year, and was a special adviser to Christopher Cox, SEC chairman in the mid-2000s.

And as we mentioned yesterday, the Office of Financial Research is slated to lose a bundle of employees in its research division by fall. If you’re in the market for a data analyst who knows financial risk, you may want to start snooping around their LinkedIn profiles. Start with OFR’s LinkedIn Discussion Group.

Vendors & Service Providers

Leo Hattenbach, head of the financial crimes advisory practice for KPMG Switzerland, is leaving that job at the end of May. No word yet on his next move; Hattenbach had been with KPMG Switzerland for nearly five years.

Labaton Sucharow, one of the prominent whistleblower retaliation law firms in the business, just expanded its legal team. Joining are Timothy L. Warren  and  Robert G. Wilson, former officials in the Enforcement Division of the SEC, and  Steven J. Durham, former chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at the U.S. Attorney for in Washington, D.C. The firm says the hires “reflect long-term confidence” in the SEC’s Whistleblower Program—and like it or not, the firm has a good point.


Jennifer Scalise just hit one year as director of compliance at Visiant Health in Southborough, Mass.

Nancy Ross-Dronzek just hit one year as director of compliance at DaVita Kidney Care in Denver.

And Timothy Pearson has been keeping it real for five years at Georgia Southern University, as director of the School of Accountancy. We’re sure that by mentioning him here, Pearson will now give us the scoop on all his cool financial reporting research.

Open Req Orders

No particularly interesting job postings this week, but for all you recruiters out there: I do know a veteran chief ethics & compliance officer looking for “an interesting gig with a company that gets it.” Experience at a large global company, in manufacturing and energy. If you’re curious, drop me a line.

Happy Memorial Day for compliance professionals in the United States. We remember those troops who are not here with us now.

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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