Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 8

The Compliance Jobs Report this week starts with intriguing jobs news: the FBI needs an assistant director in its Office of Integrity. We also have compliance personnel news at Rabobank, Columbia Sportswear, Standard Chartered, Medtronic, Kimberly-Clark, and a bundle of other places. Plus a few GRC vendors seem to be on an acquisition spree. 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

Alterra Home Loans, one of the largest minority-owned mortgage companies in the United States, has named Vicki Bonardi chief compliance officer. Bonardi comes to the Las Vegas firm from Opes Advisors in San Francisco, where she was vice president of compliance.

Gossip out of Seattle: the new mayor there has pushed out the chief executive of Seattle City Light, and named chief compliance officer Jim Baggs as acting CEO. SCL had been under scrutiny for billing problems and its work environment. We’re just delighted to note that a CCO is calling the shots, even on an interim basis.

In San Rafael, Calif., Phoenix American Financial Services has named Ned Montenecourt chief risk and compliance officer. Montenecourt previously worked at BlackRock for four years. At Phoenix American, he will be responsible for the company’s risk and compliance framework to reduce regulatory, operational and reputational risk.

Compliance JobsColumbia Sportswear has named Melissa Dugan chief accounting officer. Dugan comes to Columbia Sportswear from Nike, where she was senior director of global accounting. The company also named Jennifer Warner vice president of legal; she previously was chief compliance officer of XPO Logistics.

In regulator land, word is that Timothy Moseley will be named vice chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission. (Canada has no national securities regulator, and Ontario is the largest province, so leadership of the OSC is a big deal in that country.) Moseley is currently a commissioner at the OSC and has worked there much of his career, with other stints in the banking world as a compliance officer.

The South African Broadcasting Corp. has named Thamsanqa Zikode chief audit executive. Zikode comes to SABC from the Auditor General of South Africa.

Staci Baker has been name senior compliance advisor for training programs at insurance firm USAA. She comes to USAA from Oxford University Press, where she spent two years as ethics and compliance officer for the Americas.

FS Investments has promoted Tim Carfrey to vice president of vendor compliance oversight. He previously was the firm’s senior manager for risk management and internal control.

In Chicago, Maria Matias just joined CVS Health as a senior consultant on compliance operations. She comes to CVS from the Land of Nod, a retailer of children’s furnishings, where she was a customer service manager.

Rozanne Ballim has been named head of financial crimes compliance for Standard Chartered Bank in Southern Africa. Ballim comes to Standard Chartered from Barclays, where she held a similar financial crimes compliance role in South Africa.

Banque Saudi Fransi, a large bank in Saudi Arabia under regulatory scrutiny for improper incentive payments to employees, has made two new appointments. Abdulmohsen al-Rayes, previously at Arab National Bank, has come aboard as BSF’s new chief audit executive. Abdulaziz al-Bani, previously senior director of compliance at Al Rajhi Bank, is the new chief compliance officer.

Mark Burstein has been promoted at Rabobank. Burstein had been head of core compliance for wholesale banking in North America; now he is head of banking compliance and chief ethics officer for wholesale and rural banking in North America.

Stephen Young has been named vice president of internal audit and chief compliance officer at MacLean-Fogg Co., which is the most awesomely named company I’ve encountered this week. Young had been consulting for a while, and pulled a year as interim chief compliance officer at Calumet Specialty Products.

Remember John Roth, the long-time regulatory enforcement hand who left public service last week? He is now chief ethics and compliance officer at, a digital currency exchange. We appreciate the prompt updating of his LinkedIn profile.

Medtronic has named Rob Schryver director of global trade compliance. He comes to Medtronic from Best Buy, where he was senior director and international trade counsel.

Terry Day has a new role at Visa, moving from vice president of global compliance to director of operational risk.

And Susan Connelly has been named North America compliance leader for Kimberly-Clark. She previously was director of ethics and compliance at U.S. Foods in Chicago.


Congratulations to Cynthia Patton, chief compliance officer at Amgen. She was just named to Black Enterprise’s 2017 list of Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.

Keith Morgan is celebrating one year as deputy chief of enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission.

John Hullibarger is celebrating one year as vice president of internal audit and loss prevention at Sherwin-Williams.

Randy Corley just hit 10 years as global compliance officer for Edelman, the PR and advertising firm based in Chicago.

And Steve Smith is celebrating 15 years in internal audit at Wells Fargo. He has been vice president and senior manager of professional practice for internal audit since 2004.

Vendors & Service Providers

We begin with a rumor: EQS Group, a German firm that sells compliance and investor relations software, apparently is planning to acquire “a European provider of cloud software for governance, risk, and compliance.” What provider is that? We don’t know. But a deal is brewing. Stay tuned.

Callidus Software, based in Dublin, Calif., has acquired Learning Seat, a provider of compliance training content. Learning Seat’s courses will go into Callidus Cloud’s Litmos Learning Platform.

Nardello & Co., an investigations firm, has promoted Sabina Menschel from chief operating officer to president; and announced a new advisory board that includes Geoff Cruikshanks, former head of compliance at DHL and Deutsche Post. Cruikshanks has been advising Nardello informally since 2014.

Open Req Orders

Cool job alert! The FBI is looking for an assistant director to help lead its Office of Integrity and Compliance. To find the job description, visit and enter job number 16380. Looks to me like this person will be a lieutenant to Patrick Kelley, the FBI’s chief compliance officer. Applications accepted until Dec. 14.

Netflix is looking to hire a compliance counsel. If you get the job, please tell programming to hurry up with Season 2 of Trollhunters.

Siemens is recruiting a risk and control analyst in Sao Paolo.

Tweet of the Week

Today’s rather refractive tweet comes from the Financial Accounting Standards Board. This week the AICPA held its annual conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, featuring a host of speakers on financial reporting and audit topics. You can find more on Twitter at #AICPASEC.

That’s all for the week of Dec. 8. 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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