Compliance Jobs Report: May 18

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new chief compliance officers at YPF, Freddie Mac, and Barclays; mid-level hirings at Cognizant, Walmart, International Paper, and elsewhere. Albemarle is hiring for a few open slots; we have some GRC vendor news. And our Compliance Meme of the Week goes out to everyone struggling with payments to foreign governments. 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 start this week in Argentina: Sebastian Torres has a new job as chief compliance officer at YPF Energía Eléctrica. Torres previously worked at General Electric as executive counsel for regulatory and compliance issues in Latin America.

Mortgage industry giant Freddie Mac has named John Krenitsky senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Krenitsky comes to Freddie Mac from Discover Financial Services, where he was chief compliance officer since 2015. (He needs to update his LinkedIn profile, by the way.) Krenitsky replaces Carol Wambeke, who is retiring.

Compliance jobsBarclays International has named Daniel Hodge as its chief compliance officer. Hodge previously worked as the company’s group treasurer. His appointment comes as Barclays CEO Jes Staley was fined by British regulators for trying to unmask a whistleblower.

Kiersten Boyce is leaving her role as chief compliance officer at William & Mary University to be associate vice chancellor and chief compliance officer at University of California-Riverside. Boyce was William & Mary’s first chief compliance officer, and held the position for seven years. There will be a farewell party in her honor on campus on June 7, which is more than I can say for some jobs I’ve had. Pam Mason, deputy chief compliance officer at William & Mary, will serve as interim CCO.

Salesforce has appointed Lindsey Finch as its data protection officer to comply with the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Finch is the company’s senior vice president of global privacy, so not much surprise here.

Allison Watts has been named associate director of ethics and compliance for Cognizant. Watts previously worked as senior manager of strategy and operations, ethics and compliance at VMWare.

In Memphis, Tenn., International Paper has promoted Ashley Davidson to senior compliance manager for ethics & privacy. Davidson has worked for the company in various legal and compliance roles for 11 years.

Juliana Pimentel has been promoted to director of training and awareness for ethics & compliance for Walmart. Pimentel has been with the company since 2007.

Stephanie Bywater has been promoted to chief compliance officer at NeoGenomics Laboratories, a cancer research and testing lab in Florida. Bywater joined the company as a compliance officer last year.

Parsons, a defense and security contractor, has promoted Linda Murray to be chief audit executive. Murray has been with the company for 24 years, most recently as strategic planning and marketing manager of its federal business unit She replaces Brent Harvey, who is becoming the company’s chief risk officer.

In Newburgh, Ind., Heritage Federal Credit Union just named Tony Aylsworth chief risk officer. Aylsworth comes to Heritage from “another local financial institution,” and has more than 20 years of experience in banking compliance and risk management.

Global Reach Partners, a foreign exchange firm based in London, has named Millie Richardson its new chief compliance and risk officer. Richardson previously was chief compliance officer for World First.

Also in London, Sequant Capital has named Erik Wilgenhof Plante chief compliance officer. Sequant is a brokerage trying to dabble in cryptocurrencies, so I’m already giving it the side eye. Plante previously served in compliance roles at itBit, another cryptocurrency trading firm, and at PayPal.

And the Securities and Exchange Commission has named James Reese chief risk and strategy officer for the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. So if you’re a financial firm undergoing an OCIE exam and wonder, “Who comes up with this stuff, anyway?” Reese is one of them. He’d been acting chief risk and strategy officer since last year.


Stephen Pinkett is celebrating one year as a pricing analyst for Northrop Grumman.

John Lazarine is celebrating his first anniversary as chief audit executive for UT Health San Antonio.

Andreina Ostos is celebrating 10 years with Tenaris in Argentina. She has been business conduct compliance officer there since 2010.

Vendors & Service Providers

Finastra, a British fintech company, has named Elona Ruka-Wright as its chief risk officer. Ruka-Wright previously worked for Black Knight Financial Services as senior vice president for enterprise risk management.

Online training provider Learnings & Entertainments just launched Workplace Tonight!, a send-up of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” for compliance.

Open Req Orders

The University of Texas is looking to hire a chief audit executive. Job is based in Texas.

VF Corp. is recruiting a director of ethics and compliance for a job based out of Hong Kong.

And Albemarle Corp. is trying to fill two compliance jobs right now: compliance audit manager based in Charlotte; and EMEA compliance manager based in Amsterdam.

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending May 18. Have a good 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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