Compliance Jobs Report: July 20

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has big audit news at Raytheon, a new CCO at (troubled) Danske Bank, and two privacy appointments at Uber. Compliance officer personnel shifts at Geodis, Wolters Kluwer, Sprint, American Express; there’s a lot happening. And our Meme of the Week goes out to all you Star Wars fans. 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 begin with defense contractor Raytheon and a passing of the guard: Larry Harrington, chief audit executive there for 14 years, is retiring at the end of this summer. Jeanette Hughes, head of internal audit at Ingram Micro, will succeed him. Harrington has been a leading voice in the audit profession for years, and is former global chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

In Copenhagen, Danske Bank has hired Philippe Vollot as chief compliance officer. He replaces  Anders Jorgensen, who left the bank earlier this month. Danske Bank is embroiled in a money laundering scandal involving $8,3 billion in questionable payments funneled through its Estonia branch. (Jorgensen says his departure has nothing to do with that.) Vollot comes to Danske Bank after 15 years at Deutsche Bank, most recently as head of DB’s anti-money laundering and anti-financial crimes team.

In regulator world, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has named Paul Watkins to lead the CFPB’s Office of Innovation — an effort to create a “regulatory sandbox” where fintech startups can cook up new products with less oversight. Watkins previously was a chief counsel for the Arizona state attorney general’s office, where he led a similar effort.

Uber just hired Ruby Zefo to be the company’s first chief privacy officer. Zefo, who will be based in San Francisco, came from Intel, where she was chief privacy and security counsel.

Uber also hired Simon Hania to be the company’s data protection officer, to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Hania, who was vice president of privacy and security for navigation company TomTom, will be based in Amsterdam.

Mark Graves has been named chief compliance officer for MiMedx, a life sciences firm based in suburban Atlanta. Graves will report to the interim CFO as well as a newly created ethics and compliance committee on the board of directors. He previously worked for biopharma UCB Inc. in Atlanta.

Compliance JobsAfter 15 years at Bridgestone as legal and compliance director for Latin America, Marjorie Rossell Ortega has a new job. She is now senior director of compliance for Latin America for supply chain operator Geodis.

Novartis has named Debora Dansker compliance officer for Argentina and Uruguay. Dansker had worked for Novartis business unit Sandoz in Argentina since 2014.

Shelby Cannon has a new job as assistant vice president of IT risk & compliance for CNA Insurance. Cannon, based in Chicago, previously worked for Bank of America.

Mark Boone is now head of global enterprise risk management for Bausch Health Cos. in New Jersey. Boone previously was a principal at MSquire Associates, a consulting firm in Florida..

Bryan Sgrignoli has joined global information services and software firm Wolters Kluwer as deputy compliance officer in its Philadelphia office. Sgrignoli previously was the chief privacy officer for financial services firm PHH Corp. in New Jersey.

Mohamad Iskandarani has switched jobs at Kuwait Energy. Iskandarani, who joined the company in 2014, moved from being senior internal audit officer now to corporate audit specialist.

The new private banking and asset management firm Compagnie Financière Richelieu has named Jean-Denis Rathier chief compliance officer. Rathier previously worked at French bank LCL for more than 30 years. Richelieu also named Slim Jaziri chief risk officer. Jaziri comes to the firm from Sociètè Gènèrale Private Banking Monaco, where he had also been chief risk officer.

Aman Shahi has been promoted to audit project manager for Sprint in Overland Park, Kansas. Shahi joined the company last year.

In Syracuse, N.Y., St. Joseph’s Health has named Jennifer Reschke Bolster chief integrity and compliance officer. Bolster previously worked for Syracuse Community Health Center.

Nike just promoted Anne DeTraglia to senior director of fraud risk management. DeTraglia, based in the company’s Beaverton, Oreg. headquarters, joined Nike last year.

Stephen Kline has a new job as vice president of independent privacy risk and chief privacy officer for American Express National Bank. Kline previously worked for NBCUniversal Media.

After three years with General Electric, Richard Breunig has joined the global automation company ABB as its compliance attorney in New York.

Sandy Spring Bank has named Kevin Slane chief risk officer, a newly created role at the Maryland bank. Slane previously worked at Hancock Whitney Bank in Mississippi as head of enterprise risk management and operational risk.

Also adding a new position is Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Concord Servicing Corp. Daniel Warskow will be director of corporate compliance for the portfolio servicing and financial technology firm. Prior to Concord, Warskow worked for logistics company BAX Global/Schenker.

And we close with grim news from Honduras: authorities there say the country’s newest anti-corruption officer, Sherill Yubissa Hernandez, was murdered last month. Hernandez had been found in her apartment on June 10 dead from gunshot wounds. Hernandez, 29, had been on the job two weeks. It’s unclear whether her murder was connected to her work.


Santiago Borges is celebrating five years as chief ethics & compliance officer for WalMart in Argentina.

Vendors & Service Providers

Former Consumer Financial Protection Board deputy director Raj Date is launching a new consulting firm called FS Vector. Date’s co-founder is John Beccia, former general counsel at cryptocurrency trading firm Circle Internet Financial.

As we noted earlier this week, Navex Global has been sold from one private equity firm to another.

Open Req Orders

Match Group, the online matchmaker, is looking for a director of online safety & compliance. Job is based in Dallas. You don’t need to be single to apply.

USAA is looking to hire a director of enterprise compliance and anti-corruption. Job is based in San Antonio.

Colonial Pipeline is seeking an ethics and compliance program manager in Atlanta.

Compliance Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending July 20. 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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