Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 15

In this week’s Compliance Jobs Report we have a changing of the guard at Zoetis, a new head of audit for the IMF, compliance professionals on the move at JP Morgan and Black & Decker; a few job openings; and bits of gossip about two GRC vendors. 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

We begin in West Fargo, N.D., where Joe Wilson has been assigned to a new role as internal audit manager for Doosan Bobcat North America. Wilson joined Bobcat only two months ago as SOX compliance and controls manager. He also has 25 letters’ worth of certifications after his last name.

Colleen Cunningham has announced that she will retire from pharmaceutical company Zoetis at the end of March, where she is corporate controller. Cunningham has been with the company (which, like all great pharmaceuticals, is based in New Jersey) for five years. She will be replaced by Christine DiFabio, Zoetis’ assistant controller.

The International Monetary Fund has named Nancy Asiko Onyango head of its Office of Internal Audit and Inspection, starting February 2018. Onyango has lately been CEO of Reliance Risk Advisory Solutions in Nairobi, and earlier in her career worked at both PwC and EY.

compliance jobsSpartan Capital Securities, a wealth advisory firm based in New York for people with more wealth than me, has named Andrew Heath chief compliance officer. No word on Heath’s most recent job, although he’s floated around the wealth management industry as a CCO or general counsel for more than 30 years.

Also in New York, small-cap equity investment firm Royce & Associations has named Gunjan Banati chief risk officer. Banati has been with Royce since 2013 heading up its risk management efforts, and already serves as chair of the risk management committee. She will also now join the firm’s management committee.

Tiago Rocca just started work as an internal control specialist at Nike in its Brazil unit. Rocca had been a senior risk consultant at EY for two years.

Deutsche Bank has named Dione Schick manager for its anti-financial crime training in the Asia-Pacific region; she’ll be working out of Singapore. Schick had been running her own compliance training business for the last few months.

In Waltham, Mass., Stanley Black & Decker has named Cassandra Sammons risk and compliance manager for its digital products group. Sammons had been working at OpenText for most of 2017, and prior to that had been a GRC specialist at EMC Corp.

Nathan Rodgers has a new gig as vice president of supplier services for JP Morgan Chase. Rodgers comes to JP Morgan after six years in various roles at Abercrombie & Fitch, most recently as a senior specialist for third-party risk management.

In Denmark, medical device company Coloplast has promoted Casper Venbjerg Hansen from senior compliance manager to head of corporate business ethics and compliance projects.

And the Securities and Exchange Commission says Gary Barnett, deputy director in the Division of Trading and Markets, will retire at the end of December. Barnett joined the SEC in 2015 and has overseen DTM’s Office of Broker-Dealer Finances, Office of Derivatives Policy, Office of Trading Practices, its Volcker rule team, and a few other initiatives. We wish him well.


Vanessa Vella is celebrating one year as head of compliance for Apex Fund Services in Malta.

Agustinus Nicholas Tobing is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at AIA Financial Indonesia in, you guessed it, Indonesia.

Thomas Kuhn is celebrating 10 years as divisional audit manager for Severstal Columbus Corp., based in Orlando.

Vendors & Service Providers

WolfPAC Integrated Risk Management has launched its new software platform, WolfPAC 4.0. A shame they couldn’t weave that product placement into the Hangover movies.

Focal Point Data Risk, a data risk management firm, has named Brian Marlier chief executive officer. Marlier, a founding board member of Focal Point, replaces Yong-Gon Chon, who led the company since February 2015. Marlier retired from Cisco Systems earlier this year as senior vice president of global enterprise sales.

Open Req Orders

Parexel is looking for an internal controls manager. The job is based in Boston.

Boom: Orica, a provider of explosives to the mining industry, is looking for a regional ethics and compliance manager for the EMEA region. Job is based in Europe.

Tweet of the Week

And this week we’re a bit self-serving: that’s me, on the far right, speaking at the Maryland Association of CPAs’ annual meeting earlier this week, on the future of the auditing and accounting profession. Many thanks to MACPA chief executive Tom Hood for inviting me to participate.

That’s all for the week of Dec. 15. 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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