Compliance Jobs Report: July 14

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report includes compliance personnel news from LexisNexis, Trinity Health, and WPP Health & Wellness. We have a new CEO at SAI Global, a few personnel moves in the audit world, a well-deserved promotion at the AICPA, and a compliance job opening at Smith & Nephew. Read on…

I gather these bits of information 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

Tania Pavaskar has been named named deputy global compliance counsel for LexisNexis, working out of Singapore. Pavaskar had worked as a compliance consultant for nearly a year, and before that was a compliance adviser at Rio Tinto.

Carlos Brown has been named regional vice president for compliance and integrity at Trinity Health, a healthcare system based in Michigan. (Brown works in Dallas.) He previously was chief compliance officer at Regional One Health in Memphis, Tenn.

Laurel Heacock is leaving her job as director of regulatory affairs at Oglethorpe Power Co. in Atlanta, to relocate to Washington state. Heacock had been at OPC since 2010; her last day is July 31.

Compliance jobsThe Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has promoted Gail Marshall to chief compliance officer. Marshall had been associate general counsel for enforcement coordination at the MSRB since 2015.

Kathy Bronshtein is the new chief compliance officer at WPP Health & Wellness in New York. She previously was chief compliance officer at Sudler and Hennessey since 2009.

Down in Bermuda, Hamilton Insurance Group has named Keith Bernhard chief audit executive. Bernhard joined Hamilton in 2014 and has been running the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program and the internal audit function.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Robbie Sims chief audit executive. Sims has been with the insurer in various finance and audit roles for 10 years.

Ayed Al-Githami has been named chief internal auditor at Jabal Omar Development Co., a real estate firm in Saudi Arabia. Al-Githami previously spent five years in audit roles at Aljazira Takaful, an insurance firm.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. has promoted Pankaj Laad to executive director of finance and compliance. Laad had been head of finance and control compliance since 2006.

In Pittsburgh, First National Bank of Pennsylvania has named Barbara Cottrell director of corporate compliance. Cottrell previously was a senior vice president at Bank of America.

Home Capital Group, a mortgage firm in Toronto, has reshuffled the ranks. Chief risk officer Greg Parker has been named to the newly created role of executive vice president of strategy; and David Cluff, the firm’s chief credit officer, will replace him as chief risk officer.

And for all you data security enthusiasts: Stephen Germain, manager of controls assurance at Disney Co., is helping to form a professional group to talk about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The group will meet in Burbank, Calif., and also provide a phone number for others to dial in. Of course, if you hear good gossip in these meetings, please leak them to me.

Vendors & Service Providers

Compliance software vendor SAI Global has named a new CEO: Peter Granat, formerly CEO of media company Cision. Grant led Cision from 2013 until 2016, and put that business onto a path for its IPO earlier this year. SAI Global is currently owned by private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia, so one wonders whether a return to the public markets is in SAI’s future.

Broadcat, a startup compliance training vendor, has unveiled a new series of “compliance icons” to help simplify training messages.

Amy Pawlicki has been promoted to vice president of assurance and advisory innovation at the AICPA. Pawlicki has been at the AICPA since 2002, and previously was director of business reporting, assurance, advisory, and XBRL for the organization.


The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics has announced the winners of its 2017 International Compliance & Ethics Awards. The winners will be feted this October at SCCE’s annual conference in Las Vegas. The winners are:

  • Michael Horowitz, inspector general at the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • Stephen Cohen, partner at Sidley Austin and former deputy director of the Enforcement Division at the Securities & Exchange Commission;
  • Bojan Bajić and Višnja Marilović, CEO and lead compliance consultant, respectively, of Net Consulting Ltd., a compliance consulting firm in Bosnia-Herzegovina;
  • The Center for Compliance Studies at the Loyola University School of Law.

Adriana Davies just hit one year as senior compliance director at Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group.

Christopher Zenter is celebrating one year as compliance officer and risk management consultant at Generali Global Assistance.

Aparna Seshadri is celebrating five years at Fossil Group Inc. Seshadri started there as internal auditor and has worked her way up to manager of corporate compliance since February.

Open Req Orders

Smith & Nephew is looking to hire a VP of compliance for its U.S. operations. Interested parties should contact Arjun Rajaratnam, the company’s chief compliance officer. Tell him Radical Compliance sent you!

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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