Compliance Jobs Report: August 3

The Compliance Jobs Report is a financial firm extravaganza this week! We have compliance officer moves at large banks, small banks, cryptocurrency firms, payments businesses, wealth management firms, and more! Plus some customer wins among GRC vendors, three interesting job openings, and our compliance Meme of the Week! 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! Read on…

Compliance Jobs News

You may have seen rumors that the Senate Banking Committee was going to hold a vote on Elad Roisman’s nomination to hold a Republican seat on the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rumor was true until mid-week, when the Senate went into recess. The Roisman vote is now postponed.

Keane, a New York-based provider of unclaimed property solutions, has hired Angela Gholson Tamhane as chief compliance officer. Tamhane previously was a managing director in KPMG’s unclaimed property practice.

Jonathan Rusch has left his job with Wells Fargo as senior vice president and head of anti-bribery and corruption governance. Rusch plans to open his own law and consulting practice in D.C.  

Salt Lake City-based Zions Bancorp has promoted Jenn Otufangavalu to compliance manager for AML in the bank’s financial intelligence unit. Otufangavalu joined Zions in 2006.

compliance jobsCryptocurrency firm Circle is bringing on ex-Goldman Sachs executive Benedicte Nolens to head up global regulatory affairs as the company expands its footprint and offerings. Nolens, who spent 10 years as a regional deputy head of compliance for Goldman Sachs, most recently was senior director and head of risk & strategy for the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.

Jason Rentscheler has joined Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System in Phoenix as operations compliance officer. Rentscheler was previously compliance director for Solera Health, a health benefits network also in Phoenix.

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify has hired Jodi Golinsky as associate general counsel for payments and financial services. Previously a partner in VC firm Fenway Summer, Golinsky will be based in New York.

Jennifer Moxon Investment advisory firm Knowledge Leaders Capital in Denver just hired Jennifer Moxon as chief compliance officer. Moxon previously worked for consulting firm Comprehensive Compliance Partners.

Wyeth Private Wealth, a new advisory firm launched by a bunch of 30-somethings who fled Merrill Lynch, has named Brittany Kalsky chief compliance officer. Kalsky seems to keep a low LinkedIn profile but fits that Millennial mold.  

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange based in San Francisco, has hired Jeff Horowitz as chief compliance officer. Horowitz was managing director and global head of compliance for Pershing Corp., a subsidiary of BNY Mellon that provides financial solutions services to businesses.

Melissa G. B. Bayer has joined Wells Fargo as vice president of technology risk management oversight. Bayer previously was vice president of business solutions, consent order technology, and data integration for Bank of America in Charlotte.

Spirion, a provider of data discovery and classification technology based in Seattle, has hired Scott Giordano to serve as vice president of data protection. Giordano previously was director of data protection and managed privacy solutions for Robert Half Legal in Seattle.

And Phyllis Skene-Stimac, whom some of you may recall as chief compliance officer at MoneyGram in the mid-2010s, has turned up at Skrill USA, a payments business based in New York, as interim CEO and chief compliance officer. Hey, why not leave compliance officers in charge all the time?


Sarah Adeosun is celebrating five years with H.B. Fuller, an adhesives manufacturer in St. Paul. Minn., in several compliance and HR roles.

Carolina Moncalier just marked 10 years with Walmart in various compliance roles. She is currently compliance manager in Argentina.

And Nigel Benstead, who regularly hands out toothbrushes that say “Make ethics part of your daily routine!” is celebrating 25 years as PepsiCo’s chief international compliance officer.

Jim Burton, Grant Thornton’s partner in charge of audit methodology and standards, has been named chair of the assurance services executive committee of the American Institute of CPAs. Burton replaces Bob Dohrer of RSM International; Dohrer is now AICPA’s chief auditor.

Vendors & Service Providers

Customer win: GB Sciences Inc., a weed production and research firm in Las Vegas, has hired Adherence Compliance of Denver for its compliance software and services.

Another customer win: Audit software firm Workiva just picked up KeyBank as a client.

Open Req Orders

Leica Biosystems in suburban Chicago is looking for a chief compliance officer.

University of Texas at Dallas is looking for a chief compliance officer. Must be a Comets fan.

Booz Allen Hamilton is looking for a senior cybersecurity auditor. Job is based in McLean, Va.

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Aug. 3. 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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