Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 20

The Compliance Jobs Report begins this week in the trade association world: we have a new boss for the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. We also have new compliance execs at Standard Insurance, Mitsubishi UFJ, and Otsuka America; plus a flock of news from the compliance software startup world. 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

First, as noted earlier this week, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics has tapped Gerry Zack to be its next CEO. He begins work Nov. 1 as “incoming CEO,” and will hold that title for a year as long-time CEO Roy Snell transitions out of the job by 2019. Zack comes to SCCE from BDO, where he has been a managing director.

And a round of applause to Snell for superb social media pranking: he announced Zack’s appointment at the SCCE annual conference this week, and Snell asked the 1,800+ attendees all to send LinkedIn connection requests to Zack that day. Word is Zack had 521 requests by that afternoon. Now that’s funny.

At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Anthony Alexis is stepping down as enforcement chief after two years on the job. No word yet on where Alexis may go next; he has been with the CFPB in various roles since 2012, and prior to that worked at law firm Mayer Brown.

For all you foreign private issuers on U.S. markets: Robert Evans has been named chief of the Office of International Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission. That office works within the Division of Corporation Finance to help foreign issuers tapping U.S. capital markets.

Standard Insurance Co. has named Deanna Laidler vice president for ethics and compliance. Most recently, Laidler was senior assistant attorney general for the Oregon Department of Justice. Prior to this she was associate counsel and compliance officer at Moda Health.

John O’Connell has been named chief compliance officer at Hua Nan Bank in New York. He previously was managing director and compliance head at J.P. Morgan Chase.

In Minneapolis, Cindy Keim has left her job as chief compliance and privacy officer at Adobe Healthcare, to be CEO of Moments Hospice. The profession will miss her, but hospice care is important work and we wish her well.

Lenka Burianova, last seen as government and compliance manager for Covidien’s minimally invasive therapies group in the Czech Republic, has taken a new job as director of operational excellence for the Czech operations of MSD, a pharmaceutical company.

Compliance jobsNBC Universal has named Stephen Kline senior privacy counsel. He comes to NBC after more than two years at Nielsen, where he was associate general counsel for privacy.

Rana Alkhaldi just took a job as vice president of compliance at First Abu Dhabi Bank. She previously was director of wholesale banking compliance at National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Up north, Daniela Ivascanu has moved from the Competition Bureau of Canada, where she was a competition officer; to Transport Canada, where she is legal counsel.

John Wilson has been named treasurer and vice president of finance at Otsuka America, a pharmaceutical company. He previously was divisional vice president and controller at Pharmavite.

Mitsubishi UFJ has named Donald Anding director and head of transaction banking compliance for North America. Anding comes to MUFJ from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was chief compliance officer for North America.

And in Nigeria, Shayo Imologome has left her job as group director of compliance and risk for Troyka Holdings Ltd. to join a consulting firm, Stratnovate Consulting.

Vendors & Service Providers

RSA unveiled two new software offerings this week meant to help companies with GDPR compliance. (That’s the data privacy rule in Europe you’re not prepared to handle.)

Feedzai, a Silicon Valley startup trying to bring artificial intelligence to fraud prevention, raised $50 million in its latest round of funding. Feedzai didn’t identify the lead investor, although Sapphire Ventures, an earlier investor, kicked in more cash for this third round of funding., another artificial intelligence startup, has launched its Team Edition product, meant to help regulatory and financial compliance teams to effectively collaborate while researching, tracking and implementing regulatory changes.

Resolver, an enterprise risk management firm, has acquired Risk Vision, which offers a dashboard view of risks and threats. The two companies did not disclose a purchase price, which is a totally dweeb thing to do.


Colette Simo is celebrating one year at Watsco as vice president of internal audit and compliance.

Kyrill Farbmann is celebrating one year as McDonald’s compliance director for Europe.

Jim Barkley just hit one year at Credit Suisse as global head of core compliance services.

And Craig Brown is celebrating 10 years at Mastercard as senior managing counsel for SEC compliance, governance, and corporate finance.

Open Req Orders

VMWare is looking for a compliance investigations manager in Beijing. If you land the job, be sure to visit Night Market and try the fried scorpions.

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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