Compliance Jobs Report: March 2

Another Compliance Jobs Report bursting at the seams! We have a new Justice Department overseer for FCPA prosecutions; new compliance officers at Grant Thornton, Cinépolis, Mitsubishi UFJ, and Traditions Health; lots of promotions; and a bundle of career anniversaries to celebrate. And our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to all you third-party audit specialists out there…

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

Matt Miner

First, the Justice Department has a new boss for enforcement of the FCPA and other white collar crime: Matt Miner, who arrived as deputy attorney general at the end of February. He replaces Trevor McFadden, who held the job for much of 2017 before being appointed a federal judge. Miner comes to the department from the law firm Morgan Lewis, and previously worked for attorney general Jeff Sessions in the 2000s while Sessions was still a senator.

Fun fact: Miner wrote a paper for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2016 blasting the Yates Memo, and the complications it poses for companies under investigation trying to cooperate with authorities. The principles of the Yates Memo are now baked into the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy unveiled in November.

James Kaiser was sworn in as member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board this week. Kaiser is the fourth new member to take office since the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a complete overhaul of the PCAOB last fall. We’re still waiting on Duane DesParte to arrive sometime soon.

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has named Beatrix Bernauer chief compliance officer. She will oversee GT’s enterprise compliance program and manage ethical and regulatory compliance issues. Bernauer has been with the firm 14 years and had been deputy general counsel and a principal in its risk advisory practice.

Herbalife, that nutrition and weight loss company that Wall Street titans Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman had feuded over for way longer than anyone should care, just reshuffled its executive ranks after Ackman finally surrendered this week. Bosco Chiu, the firm’s principal accounting officer, will be promoted to CFO on May 1. Henry Wang, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer, will be promoted to general counsel the same day. The rest of us are just glad this fight is finally off Twitter.

In Mexico City, Luis Reynoso Belmonte has been named compliance officer for Cinépolis, one of the largest movie theater chains in Latin America. He comes to Cinépolis from Grupo CINTE, an IT services firm, where he had been regional ethics and compliance officer for five years.

Vincent Heintz just left his job at Standard Chartered, where he was head of controls for anti-money laundering and financial crimes compliance for the Americas; to take up residence at Mitsubishi UFG where he is global head of anti-money laundering.

Raissa Sammut is celebrating one year as senior legal and compliance officer at APS Bank in Malta.

ITT has promoted Jo-Anne Longo, from manager of business conduct to manager of ethics and compliance.

Nu Skin Enterprises has promoted Mark Milne, from director of privacy and data governance to vice president for information security and privacy.

jobsIn Dallas, Children’s Health has named Ashley Graham a compliance partner. Graham comes to the hospital from Regenerative Medicine Solutions, where she was a quality manager for one year.

In Boston, Eastern Bank just announced that Steven Antonakes, director of enterprise risk management, has been appointed to the bank’s executive management committee. Antonakes has been with Eastern since 2015. We welcome him to the halls of power.

Jasna Pavlićević Škerović has left her job as head of compliance for NLB Banka Beograd in Serbia, to be general manager of Mondocard, a financial services firm in Belgrade. (I love hearing about compliance professionals in far-flung corners of the world.)

And across the border in Romania, Mihai Sandulescu has been named head of internal audit and risk management at Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica, a state-owned power company there.

South State Bank, a community bank in Columbia, S.C., has named Christi Boland senior vice president for enterprise risk management. Boland has been with the bank nine years, most recently as compensation manager.

In London, New Age Ltd. has named Stephen Rees chief compliance officer. Rees comes to the firm, a privately held enterprise with oil & gas interests in sub-Saharan Africa, from R&S Compliance Consultancy, where he had been hanging out for two years.

In Austin, Texas, Farm Credit Bank of Texas has named Nisha Rocap chief audit executive. Rocap comes to FCBT from PwC, where she was a risk assurance director.

Traditions Health Care Holding Co., a private-equity backed firm with investments in a variety of healthcare businesses, has named Chris Anderson chief compliance officer. Anderson previously was vice president of compliance at Triad Hospitals and at Gentiva Health Services.

Alliance Data has named Greg Betchkal chief risk officer for its card services business. Betchkal will lead the company’s risk organization and serve on its executive committee. Betchkal comes to Alliance Data from KeyBank, where he served in various roles including chief compliance officer, chief operational risk officer, and chief enterprise risk officer.

David Rouse has been named director of compliance and risk management for GW&K Investment Management, an investment firm based in Boston. He comes to GW&K from Wellington Management, where he was a regulatory compliance analyst.

Slalom Consulting has named Melissa Murphy compliance manager. Murphy comes to the Seattle-based firm from Deloitte, where she was a senior consultant in the risk practice.


Robert Tomlin is celebrating on year at Oxy, where he is a compliance analyst.

Pascale Paimbault is celebrating one year at Astellas Pharma, where she is head of ethics and compliance for Europe. She’s based in London.

Mia Mazza is celebrating one year as senior counsel at Uber. What a year that must’ve been.

Jill Dailey just reached her first anniversary as chief compliance officer of Incyte in New York.

Rose Chapman just hit five years as global head of ethics and compliance at TravelPort.

Aram Sogomonian is celebrating 10 years as chief ethics and compliance officer for Edison Mission Energy, based in Boston.

And John Michelich just notched 30 years (!!!) at the Justice Department. He’s been senior litigation counsel in the Fraud Section since 1993.

Vendors & Service Providers

Don’t have enough strange letters after your name on your LinkedIn profile? Fear not. The Risk Management Society and the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management are teaming up to create a new professional certification. It will be specifically for risk managers working at government agencies, wanting expertise in the Circular A-123 standard. The certification will be known as — wait for it — the RIMS-CRMP-FED. Exams begin in 2019.

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a mid-sized law firm based in New York, just announced the creation of a corporate investigations practice. It will be headed by Anthony Doherty, a longtime litigation partner.

And audit software firm ACL just relaunched its website. Putting that $50 million funding round raised last fall to work, apparently.

Open Req Orders

Qatar Airways is looking to hire a manager for its enterprise risk management program. Job is based in the Middle East, obviously.

Mitsubishi UFJ is looking for a head of anti-bribery compliance for the Americas. Presumably you’d get to work with Vince Heintz, mentioned above.

Compliance Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending March 2. Have a great weekend, and if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, 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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