Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 5

Lots of news in the Compliance Jobs Report this week, since so many people make personnel moves at the start of the year. We have a new CCO at the Port Authority of New York, other moves at Radius Health, Kingfisher, Dividend Finance and elsewhere; some new hires in advisory world; and three cool compliance jobs based overseas. Read on…

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Compliance Jobs News

Debra Torres is the new chief ethics and compliance officer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. You might remember Torres from her time at Pepsico, where she was chief ethics and compliance officer 2014 through 2016. She is also, like many people, in this career, a great, thoughtful person.  

Rashad Kirby just started as senior director of compliance for Radius Health in Philadelphia. He comes to Radius from BTG, a medical device maker, where he had been senior director of ethics and compliance since 2014.

Investco Financial Corp. has named Erin Krivanek corporate controller. Krivanek previously worked at Moss Adams, an advisory firm, since 2011.

Jessica Dellinger just joined SunTrust as a risk and control consultant for its investment adviser business. She previously worked as compliance manager for GenSpring Family Offices since 2010.

In London, home improvement retailer Kingfisher has named Bruno Silveira group head of compliance. (I love how Europe calls senior executives “group heads.”) Silveira comes to Kingfisher from BG Group, an oil business now part of Royal Dutch Shell, where he was head of ethics and compliance for Brazil operations.

compliance jobsViliam Kaceriak has been named risk and assurance manager at World Wildlife Foundation, working in Vienna. Kaceriak comes to the WWF after more than a decade at KPMG’s Slovakia office, where he headed the governance, risk, and compliance practice.

In India, Simrat Sohal has been named head of commercial compliance for Becton Dickinson’s South Asia operations. He previously was ethics and compliance officer for the India business of Eli Lilly & Co.

Michael Curley just left his job as chief compliance officer for First Republic Securities, based in San Francisco. He moved to Exchange Bank, where he is vice president and senior investment officer.

Embrace Home Loans has named Benjamin Giumarra its new director of regulatory and legal affairs. Giumarra comes to the Middletown, R.I. firm from from Spillane Consulting Associates, where he was a director.

Taiwan Life Insurance Co. has appointed Shang-Chen Lin chief compliance officer. Lin replaces Gary Chen.

In the frosty realm of Bangor, Maine, Peter Schleck has joined Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems as compliance officer for three hospitals in the central Maine area. Schleck comes to EMHS from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, where he spent more than a decade as director of internal oversight and performance assurance.

In Seattle, insurance firm Symetra has promoted Emina Belekanich from senior compliance reporting analyst to manager of compliance reporting.

Dividend Finance has named Tibyasa Matovu vice president of ethics and regulatory compliance — and kudos to him for announcing on his LinkedIn profile that he’s now in charge of “everything compliance!” at the San Diego firm. Matovu previously did a three-year tour of duty at PwC as director of risk assurance.

Shayla Taulbee has been named head of business acceptance for the North America Unit of Clyde & Co. Taulbee previously was director of conflicts of interest at Sedgwick, a law firm.

And as we noted earlier this week, new leadership has taken office at the PCAOB: William Duhnke as chairman, and Francis “Abe” Dymond as chief of staff. In related news, PCAOB staffer Samantha Ross just left the agency after 15 years of service. Most recently Ross was special counsel to James Doty, chairman from 2011 until his departure on Monday.


First, party alert! Compliance professionals in Boston, we will be hosting another after-work cocktails party on Feb. 6, at the Waltham Westin Hotel. Free to attend, but please do register online so we can give the bartender an estimated headcount.

Rebecca Jacques is celebrating one year at Home Depot as supply chain analytics manager.

Ankur Shah just hit one year as head of compliance and anti-money laundering for Credit Europe Bank in Dubai.

Dennis Barnes is celebrating one year as vice president of governance, risk, and compliance at Mayne Pharmaceuticals in Raleigh, N.C.

Roxanne Turner just hit one year at as a compliance officer UnitedHealth Group. She works from Omaha, Neb.

Caroline Rossignol is celebrating one year at Lundin Mining Corp. in Toronto, where she is head of sustainability and social performance.

Anders Hvashovd just hit one year as group head of compliance (see? ‘group head’ again!) for Technip FMC in Oslo, Norway.

And Bob Borntrager is celebrating 15 years as chief compliance and privacy officer for the County of San Diego.

Vendors & Service Providers

Richard Kessler, last seen a few months ago at UBS as head of information lifecycle governance, just turned up at KPMG as director of cybersecurity strategies and governance.

Law firm McDermott Will & Emery has hired Paul Helms, former senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission, to work as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office.

Open Req Orders

DaVita Kidney Care is seeking a deputy international compliance officer, based in London.

Food company Danone is recruiting a head of legal and compliance for its Nutricia Middle East unit, based in Dubai.

ABB is seeking a head of enterprise risk management and risk methodology. Job is based in Zurich.

That’s all for the week ending Jan. 5.

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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