Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 21

The Compliance Jobs Report this week starts with new regulator appointments at Treasury; Walmart re-assigning a few ethics & compliance folks; Medtronic losing its ethics and compliance lead for Far East; a wave of GRC vendor news; and a CCO job opening with plenty of boom to it. Our meme of the week goes out to all you audit analytics fans.

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

First stop, the regulatory world: the Treasury Department has named Andrea Gacki permanent director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, after several months as acting director and 10 years at OFAC in various roles. Her predecessor, John Smith, left OFAC to join the national security practice of Morrison & Foerster.

Also this week, Isabel Patelunas was sworn in as head of Treasury’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis. Previously with the CIA, Patelunas was confirmed by the Senate in August.

The Securities and Exchange Commission says Christopher Hetner is planning to leave his post as senior adviser for cybersecurity to Chair Jay Clayton. Hetner had held the job since 2016, under former chairman Mary Jo White. No replacement has been named yet; no word where Hetner is going, either.

Compliance jobsNext stop, the corporate world: Daniel De La Garza, chief ethics and compliance officer for Walmart in Central America, will move over to the same job with recent Walmart acquisition Flipkart Group, an online retailer in India. Also moving to Flipkart is Grant Coad, formerly head of regulatory compliance for Walmart Canada, who will become Flipkart’s general counsel.

Aaron Sarfatti has been promoted to chief risk officer for New York financial services firm AXA Equitable Life. Sarfatti was previously managing director and head of strategy for life, retirement, and wealth management. He replaces Jurgen Schwering, who is moving back to his native Germany.

Hannah Poteat, data privacy officer at GitHub since 2016, says she is starting work next month at Twilio, an online communications company, in some privacy role there. Microsoft announced plans in June to acquire GitHub, so one can say Poteat decided it was time to git going.

Coast Professional, an accounts receivable management company in upstate New York, promoted Annmarie Buchanan to chief compliance officer. Buchanan, previously vice president of compliance, has been with the company for four years.

Stephanie Chew has a new job as senior director of global ethics & compliance for Japan and Asia-Pacific at Edwards Lifesciences, based in Shanghai. Chew leaves Medtronic, where she was head of ethics & compliance and industry relations.

Bob Ward has joined electrical and industrial holding company Wesco International as director of trade compliance in its Houston office. Ward previously was global compliance officer for Houston International Business Corp.

Ana Paola Aldinio is now head of internal audit and SOX compliance for EDEN, an electric company in Buenos Aires. Previously Aldinio was a SOX and internal control specialist for IRSA, an Argentine real estate company.

After nearly 15 years with law firm Foley Hoag, Sarah Altschuller is now business and human rights counsel for Verizon, based in Washington, D.C.

Robb Kerry has been promoted to chief credit officer and enterprise risk officer for EnerBank, a Salt Lake City lender specializing in home improvement loans. Kerry joined the bank in 2015.

And remember Marty Baumann, last seen earlier this year as chief auditor of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board? The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) just named him its new chairman for a three-year term beginning in January. Baumann replaces Arnold Schilder.


Sad news: former PCAOB chairman and Fed governor Mark Olson has passed away last week at the age of 75. Olson’s career included several federal positions and head of the American Bankers Association. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Lee Sullenger is celebrating one year with PNC in Pittsburgh as an AML sanctions adviser.

Rachel Batykefer is marking five years with Teva Pharmaceuticals in Philadelphia. Batykefer is currently senior director for global compliance training, policy & operations.

Steve Freeman is celebrating five years with Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, where he is a AML senior business analyst and project manager.

Irina Lazieva is celebrating five years with 3M in Minnesota. Lazieva is currently senior compliance counsel for investigations.

And yes, that is Louis Sapirman, who left Dun & Bradstreet as chief compliance officer earlier this summer, now acting in the Somerset Valley Players’ production of Wait Until Dark. Running from Oct. 19 to Nov. 4 in Hillsborough, N.J. Break a leg!

Vendors & Service Providers

Russ Ryan, former deputy chief of enforcement for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has rejoined King & Spalding as a partner in the firm’s special matters and government investigations team in Washington.

ProcessUnity, a GRC software firm in suburban Boston, announced a majority capital investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners to help expand its third-party and integrated risk management business. No word on the exact amount, but be sure the sales rep takes you someplace nice next time he or she drops by.

Workiva released a barrage of news at its annual user conference this week, including a new partnership with KPMG and several product updates. (Disclosure: Workiva paid me to moderate a few discussions at said conference.)

Open Req Orders

Anadarko Petroleum is looking for an anti-corruption due diligence compliance analyst. Job is based in Houston. Jason Hitchen at Global Edge Consultants is the recruiter; tell him you saw it in Radical Compliance!

Orica Ltd., a maker of explosives, is looking for a chief compliance officer. (“Didn’t take your compliance training? Please see what I left under your chair…”) Job would be based in Australia or Singapore.

McDonald’s is seeking a global compliance director. Job is based in Chicago. Must like burgers.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Sept. 21. 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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