Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 22

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report starts with big news: COSO chairman Bob Hirth is stepping down after four years. We also have compliance officer moves at Simplot, Umpqua Bank, TIAA, Amazon; anniversaries at Raytheon, Columbia Sportswear, Abbott, and elsewhere. Plus, as always, a few interesting job posts.

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

Bob Hirth is stepping down as chairman of COSO, the group that publishes frameworks for internal control, enterprise risk management, and similar issues. Hirth’s departure is no surprise; COSO published its new ERM framework earlier this month, and Hirth had said that would be his last hurrah. Hirth has been chairman of COSO since June 2013 and done a fine job.

Yes, this also means COSO is recruiting a new chair; apply now, all you GRC thought gurus.

Umpqua Holdings Corp., the parent company of Umpqua Bank, has named Dave Shotwell chief risk officer— a newly created position for the bank, which has $25 billion in assets. Shotwell will oversee enterprise risk management program, including data governance, compliance and information security. Shotwell has worked at Umpqua in various roles for 15 years, most recently as chief credit officer.

Tim Callanan has a new gig as assistant general counsel at J.R. Simplot, the agribusiness giant most famous for making potatoes. Callanan comes to Simplot from Intel, where he was an assistant director; and previously worked at Caterpillar.

Jackson, a financial services firm in Lansing, Mich., has promoted Emily Crampton from senior internal auditor to audit manager.

HomePoint Financial has named Ross Gloudeman chief compliance officer. Gloudeman comes to the Ann Arbor, Mich., mortgage bank from AIMD Consulting, where he was a principal.

In New York, Michael Lugo has a new gig. He moved from director of audit services at the Metropolitan Transit Authority to be an internal control and fraud detection officer for NYC Transit.

Severin Wirtz is the new director of anti-corruption compliance at TIAA, the financial services firm for education professionals. Wirtz comes to TIAA after several years running a consulting firm, Practical Ethical Solutions.

BNP Paribas has named Liza Mermegas head of data protection. She previously had been senior privacy officer at Pershing, an advisory service in the BNY Mellon empire.

In Milan, Italy, Vincenzo Caccioppoli has been hired to handle third-party due diligence and compliance for He comes to Amazon from GE Healthcare, where he worked for three years as a tender and quotation specialist.

And we have an update on Murali Chandrasekhar, last seen as a privacy compliance manager at Intuit. He now is a program manager at Google, and has joined the board of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Vendors & Service Providers

Accume Partners, a compliance and regulatory consulting firm, has named David Roath CEO. Roath comes to Accume from PwC; he spent his whole professional career there, and had established the firm’s national IT risk and security assurance practice.


FloRida, keeping it real at Workiva’s TEC 2017 conference.

Congratulations to Workiva, which held its annual TEC user conference in Las Vegas this week. More than 1,700 people, lots of good discussion (including a few hosted by me), and a rather over-the-top party Thursday night with a performance by FloRida. Next year’s TEC will be in Nashville, Tenn. (Disclosure: I do occasional paid blogging for Workiva, and drink the free liquor at TEC.)

Alexis Bell has joined the advisory board of the Fraud Defense Network, a part of LexisNexis.


LIsa Estrada, chief compliance officer at Fresenius Healthcare North America, has been named to the leadership committee of the National Kidney Foundation’s New York City Kidney Walk on Nov. 12. (Fresenius makes treatments for kidney diseases.)

Cherie Raven is celebrating one year as director of ethics and business conduct at Raytheon.

Dwight Peveler just hit one year as corporate compliance coordinator for Kimball International in Jasper, Ind.

Lan Anh Hoang is celebrating one year as corporate responsibility manager for Columbia Sportswear in Vietnam.

Huy Le Quang is celebrating five years as internal control manager at Abbott Vietnam.

Augusto Chaves is celebrating five years as head of audit and controls for GJP Administradora de Hoteis, a hotel chain based in Sao Paolo.

Stefano Lombardi is celebrating 20 years as executive commercial manager at MES, an Italian defense contractor based in Rome.. Lombardi is the paisan there for all things compliance.

And this week we give special recognition to Catherine McGuire, who is retiring from the Securities and Exchange Commission after 44 years of service at the agency. She joined in 1973 at what was then the Division of Market Regulation, at one point was associate director of the division in the 1990s, and is now counsel at the Division of Markets and Trading. We wish her well.

Open Req Orders

Word on the street is that Lumber Liquidators is looking for a chief compliance officer.

Marvell Semiconductor is recruiting a director of ethics and compliance, a new role for the company. Job is based in Santa Clara, Calif. Not as cool as working for Marvel Comics, still sounds like a challenging post.

That’s all for 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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