Compliance Jobs Report: June 29

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has two challenging job openings in higher education, including one CCO post at troubled Michigan State. We have compliance personnel moves at USAA, Barclays, PNC and elsewhere; plus gossip about Deloitte and GRC vendors on a merger kick. And our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone reporting to the GC. 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

Word on the street is that Barclays is hiring Fed official Anna Harrington as its U.S. head of bank regulatory policy. Harrington has been with the Federal Reserve since 2008, the last two years as senior supervisory financial analyst.

Ascensus, a Pennsylvania firm that runs retirement and college savings plans, has named Robert Kaplan chief compliance officer. Kaplan comes to Ascensus from FINRA, where he director of its Philadelphia office.

Maria Hermida just joined USAA, the financial services firm that serves U.S. military personnel, as chief anti-corruption officer. Hermida had previously served as chief ethics officer at Citigroup since 2007.

Compliance jobsPNC Capital Advisor has named Michael Gioffre chief compliance officer. He comes to PNC from Voya, where he was chief ethics and compliance officer since 2012 (back when it was still under the ING name).

In the fine city of Cleveland, Wendy Henoch has been named director of compliance for OhioGuidestone, a social services organization. Henoch comes to OhioGuidestone from University Hospitals of Cleveland, where she had been senior compliance officer since 2015.

In the also fine city of Copenhagen, Vibeke Aggerholm is the new chief risk officer at Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. She previously worked at Basico P/S, a management consulting firm, as director of CFO services.

The University of Pennsylvania just promoted Greg Pellicano to be vice president and head of internal audit, compliance, and privacy for both the university and its affiliated Penn Medicine. Pellicano has been on campus since 2015.

And because we love financial reporting, we note that Marc Siegel is leaving the Financial Accounting Standards Board this weekend after 10 years there as a board member. No word yet on his future plans.

Across the ocean in Brussels, the IFRS Foundation also made two appointments to IFRIC, the committee that helps to interpret IFRS accounting standards in more specific contexts. Joining that committee are Guy Jones, a partner at EY in its Toronto office; and Goro Kumagai, a senior fellow at Mizuho Securities in Japan.


Peggy Flos is celebrating one year as controller at Woonpunt, a real estate firm in the Netherlands. You gotta love Dutch corporate names.

Maria Matheus is celebrating 10 years with Schlumberger; she is currently deputy general counsel for compliance and contracts in the Europe and Africa regions.

Vendors & Service Providers

Awkward: the board of Deloitte has decided not to nominate the firm’s CEO, Cathy Engelbert, to a second term. That does not necessarily mean Engelbert will be out of a job when her current four-year term expires, but it does mean lots of palace intrigue as Deloitte figures out who will lead the firm next year.

Vendor news: GAN Integrity and Control Risks have formed a partnership to launch a new due diligence product. (Disclosure: GAN pays me to write occasional posts on its blog about current GRC issues.)

More vendor news: Steele Compliance Solutions (casually known as Steele Global, which sounds way more like a secret spy organization) has acquired TransparINT, a firm dabbling in artificial intelligence for compliance tech.

Scott Fischer, former top insurance regulator for the state of New York, just turned up at law firm Morgan Lewis, where he will be a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy practice focusing on, you guessed it, insurance firms. Starts July 9.

Open Req Orders

Big news in higher education: Michigan State is creating a new office of ethics, risk management, and compliance. MSU is reeling these days from its complicity in years of sexual assault by Larry Nassar and subsequent administration cover-ups. The new office will be led by a chief compliance officer; no word yet who that person might be or how to apply.

Coincidentally, Penn State just posted the vacancy for its chief ethics & compliance officer job, to replace Regis Becker, who retired earlier this year after five years in the role. Penn State’s chief risk officer, Gary Langsdale, is pinch=hitting as interim CCO for now.

And if you’re more about automotive than higher education, American Tire Distributors is looking for a customs and trade compliance manager. Job is in Huntersville, N.C.

Compliance Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending June 29. Enjoy the weekend, especially any of you stretching it into a mini-vacation until July 4th.

Remember, 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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