Compliance Jobs Report: Mar. 23

Lots to say in the Compliance Jobs Report this week. Uber just named a top lawyer to straighten out its corporate culture, Axiom has a new head of privacy compliance, and Penn State’s head of ethics & compliance is retiring. We have other news from Apple, Citadel, Nissan, and elsewhere; plus several cool compliance job openings. And our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to all of you struggling with vendor risk management.

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, Uber just hired a new deputy general counsel to help correct its many misconduct and workplace culture problems. The company tapped Tammy Albarran, who co-authored that scathing report on Uber’s corporate culture last year (the project led by former attorney general Eric Holder). Albarran comes to Uber from law firm Covington & Burling (Holder’s firm), where she has been a partner since 2010. She replaces Angela Padilla, who has left Uber.

Regis Becker, chief ethics and compliance officer at Penn State, is retiring in June after five years on the job. Becker arrived at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal, and led the effort to build a university-wide ethics and compliance program. Penn State says it will conduct a nationwide search to replace him. Prior to Penn State, Becker was chief compliance officer at PPG industries.

In Chicago, legal services firm Axiom has named Allyson Bouldon privacy counsel and master of all things related to GDPR compliance. Bouldon comes to Axiom after two years working as a solo compliance consultant, and prior to that she headed compliance at Michaels Stores and Chiquita Brands.

DoubleLine Capital, a registered investment adviser in Los Angeles, has named Youse Guia chief compliance officer. Guia comes to the firm from PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co.), where he was deputy chief compliance officer.

Compliance jobsVanessa Gonzalez Hermosillo has been named director of risk and compliance for Karum, a company that provides private-label credit cards to other businesses. Hermosillo comes to Karum from Metrofinanciera in Mexico, where she was compliance officer.

It’s come to our attention that asset management kingpin Citadel has hired yet another former staffer from the Securities & Exchange Commission: Ryan VanGrack, last seek working as a senior adviser to former SEC chairman Mary Jo White. VanGrack started working at Citadel in January — alongside David Glockner, former head of the SEC’s Chicago office; and Stephen Luparello, who had been head of the SEC’s Division of Trading & Markets.

CBT Bank, a community bank based in suburban Pittsburgh, has announced a few promotions. Richard Ogden has been promoted to executive vice president in charge of risk management; William Shiner has been promoted to chief compliance officer. Both men have been with CBT for more than 30 years.

And as you may have heard, last week Standard Chartered put its head of compliance Neil Barry on leave. We don’t know why. (If you do, let us know.)  Meanwhile, the bank’s head of corporate and regulatory affairs, Tracey McDermott, will take over Barry’s role on an interim basis.


Kathleen Shaver is celebrating one year as director of supply chain responsibility and sustainability at Apple.

Kristine Robidoux is celebrating one year as senior regulatory and compliance counsel at Gran Tierra Energy in Calgary.

Salvador Dahan is celebrating one year as director of governance, compliance, and internal controls for Nissan Motor Corp. in Brazil.

Valerie Haliburton just hit 10 years at Colgate-Palmolive, where she is worldwide director of ethics and compliance.

Martha Sarra just hit 20 years at Kroger, the supermarket chain based in Cincinnati. Sarra started there as corporate counsel and has been chief ethics and compliance officer since 2011.

And I’m honored to say that I won a Reader’s Choice Awards from JD Supra, as one of their top 10 writers about corporate ethics and compliance. Thank you for your votes! I love this stuff, and plan to keep writing about it until they carry me out of the profession feet first.

Vendors & Service Providers

Kroll has named Timothy Gallagher, head of the FBI’s office in Newark, N.J., as managing director of the firm’s cybersecurity and investigations practice. (Yes, that Kroll, just acquired by Duff & Phelps.)

High-profile customer win: Facebook hired forensics firm Stroz Friedberg to investigate exactly what Cambridge Analytica was doing with its user data.

Leona Lewis, a longtime compliance consultant in Minneapolis, has joined PwC as a senior associate in its cybersecurity practice.

Oh, wait — Stroz Friedberg isn’t investigating Cambridge Analytica after all. A few hours after Facebook announced the gig, it ordered Stroz to stand aside while British investigators conduct their own probe.

Orion Adviser Services just launched a new app, Compass, to help investment advisers manage their regulatory compliance duties.

And because you can never have too many acronyms on your LinkedIn profile, the American Bankers Association just debuted a new professional certification: the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional, known as CERP.

Open Req Orders

Mitsubishi UFG is recruiting a regional financial crimes compliance leader to be based in Singapore or Hong Kong. You get to work with Bill Langford, MUFG’s global head of financial crimes compliance.

eBay is looking for an ethics counsel. Job is based either in San Jose or Salt Lake City.

Starbucks is looking for a director of ethics & compliance for its China operations, based in Shanghai.

Compliance Meme of the Week

The worse the vendor, the more you wonder.

That’s all for the week ending March 23. Enjoy the 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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