Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 24

In the Compliance Jobs Report this week: one step closer for a Republican nominee to the SEC, and compliance officer moves at Las Vegas Sands, CIT, TriHealth, and elsewhere. The University of Oklahoma is looking for a new audit chief; we have a bunch of career milestones both happy and sad; and lots of other industry gossip and news.

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

We begin in regulatory world: the Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Elad Roisman to fill a Republican commissioner’s slot on the Securities and Exchange Commission. Roisman would replace Michael Piwowar, who left the SEC in July.

It’s unclear when the full Senate might hold a confirmation vote for Roisman. Typically the Senate confirms commissioners in Republican and Democratic pairs, and Democratic commissioner Kara Stein’s term end in December, but President Trump hasn’t formally nominated Stein’s replacement yet (former Senate staffer Allison Lee was the rumor), so who knows.

Cincinnati-based healthcare network TriHealth has hired Candice Kramer as its chief compliance officer. Kramer is leaving Tenet Healthcare in Detroit, where she was group chief compliance officer.

Compliance jobsLas Vegas Sands Corp. has promoted Stuart Altman, from deputy global chief compliance officer to global chief compliance officer. Altman has been with Sands only a few months; he succeeds Matthew Frank, who left this month after almost two years there. Always stand on 17.

Lily Luo has left financial holding company CIT after five years there in several compliance roles. Luo is now director of enterprise risk management for Greater China for East West Bank in Pasadena, Calif.

In Houston, Tata Consultancy Services has hired Aaron Pugh as head of risk management. Pugh previously worked for AIG, most recently as head of operational risk & controls, institutional markets and life.

Urmil Bhatt has joined Nike as an IT audit manager specializing in financial controls and SOX compliance. Bhatt previously was financial controls manager for Walgreen’s. in Deerfield, Ill. Bhatt will be based at Nike’s Oregon headquarters.

Hewlett-Packard has promoted Meredith Trabinska to risk and compliance manager for intelligent automation. Trabinska, based in Warsaw, has been with HP for 17 years.

Jason Luhan joined The Pacific Financial Group, an investment management firm and subsidiary of Pacific Holdings, as chief compliance officer.

Kai Yaniz has been promoted at Transfast to compliance program administrator. She had been in compliance quality assurance there since early 2017.

Barry Holmes has a new job as regulatory service manager for insurance provider Chubb in London. Holmes previously was head of risk and compliance for Iris Insurance Brokers Ltd.


Sad news: David Baker, chief compliance officer at Centene Corp., passed away earlier this month after a battle with cancer. Over the course of his career, Baker also held senior compliance roles at Travelers and General Electric. Our sympathies are with his loved ones.

AP Capaldo is celebrating her one year anniversary as director and ethics & compliance officer for Tech Data in Clearwater, Fla.

Anne-Christine Wegener is celebrating one year with Commerzbank in Frankfurt. Wegener is head of anti-bribery and corruption.

Also celebrating a one-year anniversary is Rebecca Rehm, compliance manager for Olympus Corp. of the Americas in Southborough, Mass.

Kristel Imeraj is celebrating five years with Georgia-Pacific in Atlanta. Imeraj is currently audit manager for commercial compliance.

Markus Heyer is celebrating 25 years with supply chain management firm Panalpina in Basel, Switzerland. Heyer is the company’s corporate ethics & compliance officer.

Vendors & Service Providers

SAI Global has acquired business continuity management firm Strategic BCP, based in Blue Bell, Penn., to expand its integrated risk management solutions.

BDO has named Timothy Kviz national assurance managing partner for SEC services. Kviz comes to BDO from Freddie Mac, where he spent 11 years as head of accounting policy and external financial reporting.

Open Req Orders

Novartis, fresh from stealing its new ethics and compliance chief from Siemens, is hiring an executive director of its ethics & compliance policy & strategic excellence group. Job is based in New Jersey.

WorldPay, a fintech firm, is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Cincinnati.

The University of Oklahoma is recruiting a chief audit executive. The previous CAE was sacked earlier this year as part of a broader shakeup at the school.

Photo of the Week

Since I’m on vacation this week, I’m just going to be a jerk and post a photo of the view from my back deck. (Yes, I can wander all the way down to the water.) The Compliance Meme of the Week will return Aug. 31.

That’s all for the week ending Aug. 24. 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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