Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 8

The big news in this week’s Compliance Jobs Report: the head of compliance at Target is moving on; and the No. 2 FCPA prosecutor at the Justice Department has returned to the private sector. We also have a few job openings of note, and news from ORIX USA, GE Healthcare, BMO Financial, and lots of other news.

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

Jacqueline Hourigan Rice, chief risk and compliance officer at Target, is leaving that job after nearly three years. Hourigan Rice joined Target in the wake of its massive data breach of 2013; prior to Target, she was chief compliance officer at General Motors. She hasn’t disclosed yet what she might do next. Target says Rice will not be replaced, instead, her team will report to chief legal officer Don Liu. (I can already hear the profession’s purists tsk-tsking that idea.)

Laura Perkins, the No. 2 prosecutor in the FCPA Unit of the Fraud Section at the U.S. Justice Department, is leaving for the private sector. She is now partner at the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed, working on anti-corruption cases. Perkins had worked in the Justice Department for 10 years.

Compliance jobsORIX USA Corp., a financial services firm in Dallas, has named Paul Middlemiss managing director and chief compliance officer. Middlemiss had been hanging a shingle with the Bates Group for most of the past year as an expert witness on compliance matters; prior to that he had been chief compliance officer and conflicts management officer at LPL Financial.

Berkshire Bank, a community bank based in lovely western Massachusetts, has promoted Sharon Blanchette to oversee the bank’s financial intelligence unit. Blanchette was already head of AML compliance and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.

In Salt Lake City, Castle & Cooke Mortgage has named Samantha Bateman director of compliance operations. She comes to the firm from SecurityNational Mortgage Co., where she had been chief compliance officer.

After six years as senior director of ethics and compliance at Aerojet Rocketdyne, Michael Miller took off for a new role: he is now vice president of compliance for Health Net Federal Services Corp.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, has named Mel Georgie B. Racela as executive director of the bank’s Anti-Money Laundering Council.

Murali Chandrasekhar left his job at Intuit, where he has been senior program manager for security and compliance for 18 months. No word yet on where Chandrasekhar will land next, but his LinkedIn profile has eight credentials after his name, so I doubt he’s much worried.

GE Healthcare has promoted Matt Silva, from chief privacy counsel to senior vice president and chief information security officer. Silva has been with GE Healthcare since 2012, and is based in London.

BMO Financial just promoted Martin Searle, from senior manager of corporate compliance to  compliance team lead for technology, marketing, and operations.

Palo Alto Networks has tapped David Wong to be an anti-corruption ethics and compliance officer. Wong comes to Palo Alto Networks from McKesson, where he’d been director of global ethics and compliance.

In Nigeria, the the head of compliance for FBN Merchant Bank Ltd., McLeish Otuedon, left that post to open a consulting and training firm, LeishTon Consulting.

In Fort Myers, Fla., Tina Tolliver just took a job as chief compliance officer for the Millennium Physician Group. She had been an independent compliance consultant for a few years, and prior to that was a senior manager in data privacy at Sunera.

Pak Elektron Ltd., an engineering company in Lahore, Pakistan, that designs large home appliances, has named Muhammad Nuaman Ahmed head of compliance. He comes to Pak from Metro Habib Cash and Carry, where he was deputy compliance officer for seven years.

Tina Sarnoff just started as chief compliance officer of Alliance Financial Network in Englewood, Colo. She previously was chief compliance officer at AuthenticID in Atlanta.

Five Star Bank, which operates in upstate New York, has announced a few new hires. Sean Willett is the new head of internal audit; he comes to the bank from a regulatory affairs role at Morgan Stanley. Michelle Kline is senior compliance officer; she previously headed up the financial intelligence unit at Community Bank NA. Chris Nowak will head up Five Star’s financial intelligence unit; he was last seen as assistant BSA compliance officer at First Niagara Bank.

BioReference Laboratories has promoted Sandra Cole to chief compliance officer. Cole previously served as the New Jersey company’s compliance and privacy officer.

Vendors & Service Providers

Lumina Analytics, which is trying to apply data analytics to risk management and threat analysis, has named Robert Hyde executive vice president. Prior to joining Lumina, Hyde was vice president of enterprise risk management with Grow Financial Federal Credit Union.  

In Phoenix, Jeff White is celebrating one year as a compliance officer for Tenet Healthcare.

In Belgium, Gaetan Heuchamps is celebrating one year as senior manager of forensics investigations at Johnson Controls.

Open Req Orders

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is looking for a director of compliance and privacy. As a bonus, you get to live in Boston.

Cardinal Health is looking for a head of compliance to work in Hamburg, Germany.

Beachbody, a “leader of in-home fitness programs and nutritional products” (based in southern California, naturally), is looking for a director of technology compliance.

And TechData now has two open slots: ethics and compliance manager for the Americas, and an ethics and compliance analyst.

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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