Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 12

Startling news from the PCAOB in this week’s Compliance Jobs Report: the agency has actually hired someone. Pfizer’s head of compliance is staying in his job; promotions at Fannie Mae and Boise State; and a few moves in compliance consulting firm world. Baylor is looking for a new compliance chief, and don’t forget our Meme of the Week!

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 start with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. After six months of cleaning house there, new leadership at the PCAOB has actually, ya know, hired somebody: Ryan Sack, who will head the agency’s Office of Internal Oversight and Performance Assurance. Essentially, Sack will be the PCAOB’s own internal auditor. Sack most recently was vice president of internal audit for Orbital ATK, a defense contractor now part of Northrop Grumman.

The PCAOB still hasn’t hired anyone for a raft of other senior operational and policy-making positions, but hey, baby steps.

Good news for Rady Johnson, Pfizer’s chief compliance and risk officer: new CEO Albert Bourla just announced his new senior leadership team, and Johnson stays where he is. Johnson has been with Pfizer in various legal roles since 1994.

Susan Embry-Busch has taken a job with Nike as IT governance program manager in Beaverton, Ore. Embry-Busch previously worked for the Sagan Group, a consulting firm in the Portland area.

compliance jobsAfter two years as a compliance officer with Intuit, Megan Monroe-Coleman has joined digital currency trading platform HBUS, where she will be chief compliance officer for the San Francisco startup. HBUS is one of those blockchain technology players.

In Idaho, Boise State University has named Alicia Estey the university president’s chief of staff and chief compliance officer. Estey joined Boise State in 2007. Go Broncos!

John Forlines has been promoted to senior vice president and chief risk officer at Fannie Mae. Forlines, who joined Fannie Mae in 1987, had served as interim CRO since March.

Divyesh Goyal has a new job as head of internal controls and audit for Trizac Holding, an oil and gas conglomerate in Abu Dhabi. Goyal previously was manager of accounting and internal controls for the AG MELCO elevator company, also in United Arab Emirates.

Lyft has a new policy guru. The ride-sharing company has hired Anthony Foxx, former transportation secretary during the Obama Administration, to be its chief policy officer and an adviser to the co-founders. (Just don’t do anything Uber did and you should be fine.)

Hillenbrand, an industrial company based in Batesville, Ind., has hired Jeffrey Stitt as vice president of compliance. Stitt previously worked as global head of practice for legal services company Acacia Trail in Alpine, Utah.

And Commerce State Bank in lovely West Bend, Wisc., has added Lori Stortz to its board of directors. Stortz is chief audit executive for the University of Wisconsin system.


Cindy DePalo is celebrating one year as associate director of global compliance training and communications for pharmaceutical company Allergan in Madison, N.J.

Doug Cornelius is celebrating 10 years as chief compliance officer for private equity firm Beacon Capital Partners in Boston. Cornelius also heads the Boston chapter of the Compliance Officers Who Bike to Work Association.

Vendors & Service Providers

John Nause has left his job as North America head of corporate ethics and compliance for pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, to join consulting firm G&M Health as vice president of ethics and compliance.

Andrea Falcione, former managing director, compliance & ethics solutions leader for PwC in Boston, has joined boutique consulting firm Rethink Compliance. Falcione is a principal and head of advisory services. Rethink, by the way, was launched by Kirsten Liston, former consulting guru at SAI Global.

Customer win! Software vendor Quantivate has been tapped by Credit Union National Association to provide the trade group with the platform for its new regulatory compliance system.

Open Req Orders

Baylor University in Texas is looking for a chief compliance and risk officer. That person will succeed Paul Liebman, who highly recommends the university but is moving back to the Northeast to be a proper Red Sox fan.

NeoGenomics Labs is looking for a director of compliance and ethics. Job is either in Florida or California, depending on your preference for hurricanes or wildfires.

Nintendo is looking for a senior IT auditor in Redmond, Wash., so if you were a Super Mario addict in the 1990s, this is your chance.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Oct. 12. Enjoy the weekend. And 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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