Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 29

The Compliance Jobs Report this week notes a few moves at Allianz, Ralph Lauren, Lundbeck, and Aon Hewitt. OCC handed out several promotions; we have notable job posts at Boston Scientific and Oxford Press; and congrats to the head of the SEC’s New York office, stepping down after five years on the job and 17 at the agency. Read on…

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Compliance Jobs News

Catherine Jourdan has been named head of legal and compliance for Allianz Global Investors. Jourdan previously worked as chief compliance officer for Euler Hermes, a subsidiary of Allianz. She has also relocated from Paris to San Francisco— which is a loss to Paris, since Jourdan is a way cool person.

Fashion business Ralph Lauren has promoted Amy Cheema, from vice president of internal audit to vice president for financial analysis in the North America region. She is based in New York.

Aaron Marshall is the new manager of compliance programs at Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical firm based in Chicago. He previously was a compliance specialist at Briggs & Stratton.

Also in Chicago, James Downing has been named global chief compliance officer at Aon Hewitt Global Investment Management. Downing comes to Aon from BMO Harris Financial, where he was chief compliance officer for three years. (Psst, Downing: you misspelled “chief” on your LinkedIn profile.)

Compliance JobsIn Houston, Andrew Baird has a new job within the General Electric empire: from global compliance leader at GE Oil & Gas, to global lead ombudsman at Baker Hughes (which is a GE subsidiary these days).

In Helsinki, Finland, the home goods group Fiskars has named Tiina Karkkainen director of group finance. She comes to Fiskars from UPM, where she was manager of group internal control. Finnish name spellings always intimidate me.

Phoenix-based Loan Depot has named Billy Spears chief information security officer. Spears previously was head of privacy for Hyundai Capital America.

Tenet Healthcare has promoted Ryan Whitehill, from manager of ethics and compliance training to director of ethics and compliance training. Whitehill has been at Tenet since 2005.

Options Clearing Corp. has announced a wave of promotions. Of interest to us: Kirstin Wells, currently vice president for enterprise risk management, is being promoted to the newly created role of first vice president for regulatory policy. She will be responsible for analyzing regulatory and policy initiatives. Carole Bovard, currently first vice president for compliance advising, is taking on a new role as first vice president of regulatory relationship management and reporting. You heard it here first, folks.

TrueAccord, a debt collections technology company based in San Francisco, has hired Tim Collins as chief compliance officer. Collins joins TrueAccord from Convergent Outsourcing, where he was general counsel since 2013.   

And at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Andrew Calamari, director of the New York regional office since 2012, is stepping down. Calamari has been with the agency in various roles since 2002. We thank him for his service, and wish him well as he moves into a new phase of his career making gobs of money in the private sector.

Vendors & Service Providers

Interesting item: defense contractor Huntington Ingalls has entered into a partnership with startup software vendor Ivis Technologies, where Ivis will sell compliance management software developed in conjunction with Huntington’s in-house compliance team. Ivis’ product evaluates a company’s compliance risks and controls based on the Fraud Triangle. More on that idea sometime in October.

Ty Francis, a senior executive at Ethisphere, has left the firm and turned up at International Centre for Sport Security as chief global business development officer.

Convercent just promoted Patrick Cowan to director of learning and development.


Maleeha Razi is celebrating one year as business auditor for International Airline Group, based in London.

Michael Renehan just hit one year as senior AML investigator for Standard Chartered.

Forrest Deegan is celebrating five years at Abercrombie and Fitch. He began in 2012 as director of compliance, and currently is chief ethics and compliance officer.

Jason Weintraub is celebrating five years at Taco Bell in various legal and compliance roles. These days he’s senior director of legal and business affairs.

Melanie Gallagher just hit 15 years at Intuit out in Silicon Valley. Gallagher has held numerous audit positions there, and is currently global compliance manager.

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Cheniere, an energy business in Houston, is looking for a compliance and ethics adviser.

Boston Scientific is looking for a principal global regulatory compliance auditor. Bonus: you get to live in Boston.

And Oxford University Press is looking for an ethics and compliance policy training manager.

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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