Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 19

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report has another new senior staffer at the PCAOB (finally); compliance personnel moves at Deutsche Bank, Amazon, and bunch of small financial firms; and several compliance officer leaving corporate gigs for the consulting world. And as always, our Meme of the Week at the bottom.

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 at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which recently named George Botic director of registrations and inspections. Botic has been with the PCAOB since 2003, and was deputy director of the registration and inspections division until 2014; more recently he has been head of the agency’s office for international affairs.

Italian medical equipment manufacturer THD SpA has hired Jane Brown to be the company’s director of business operations and compliance officer. Brown, previously executive director of behavioral health for UnitedHealth Group, is based in Iowa. One assumes she is working remotely.

In New York, Antonio Fernández just picked up responsibility for privacy at PSEC, an electricity utility that serves New York and New Jersey markets. Fernández was already chief compliance officer and responsible for NERC compliance.

Ruslan Danilevich has left consulting world to take a job with Close Brothers Premium Finance in London as the investment bank’s risk and control manager.

jobsMiami-based energy firm World Fuel Services has promoted Ruth Giansante to senior vice president of finance services. Giansante joined the company in 2005. Giansante had been chief audit executive there since 2014; no word yet on who the next CAE may be.

Anthony Crisci has taken a job with Generex Biotechnology Corp. in Miramar, Fla., as the company’s general manager, chief compliance officer, and corporate counsel. Crisci previously served as corporate counsel for various financial services and healthcare firms.

Anastasia Savvateeva is now AML compliance officer for Deutsche Bank in Paris. Savvateeva had been a risk compliance officer for KPMG France for the last two years.

Also getting a promotion is Lara Pesenti, now Amazon’s audit and compliance manager in Milan, Italy. Pesenti has been with Amazon for two years, and previously was head of third-party audit and compliance in the region.

Paul Wood, audit director at the Department of Homeland Security, has moved to the Department of Energy, where he is director of audits and inspections for the department’s Office of Inspector General. Wood spent 11 years at DHS in various audit capacities.

Amgen has named Gustavo Rodriguez Gonzalez as its Iberia compliance lead. Gonzalez, based in Barcelona, previously was regional head of compliance for Western Europe for Sandoz, part of the Novartis group.

Elena Artemi has joined Ecommbx in Cyprus as the bank’s anti-money laundering and compliance officer. Artemi previously was a compliance and internal control officer for financial services firm Fiduserve Management Ltd.

London-based financial services firm Alpha Blue Ocean has hired Olivia Blanchard as its chief compliance officer. Blanchard most recently was running her own compliance consulting firm in London.

Janaina Vasconcelos has joined Sao Paulo-based credit card firm Cred-System as compliance officer. Vasconcelos was previously a compliance analyst for Banco Fator.

The City of Rocky Mount, N.C. has hired Lori Cairo to be chief internal auditor. Cairo previously was a consultant for the John B. Smith tax preparation service in Boca Raton, Fla. Rocky Mount is a small city about halfway between Raleigh, N.C., and the Atlantic coast. Google Maps shows it does indeed have a lot of rocks.


Cindy Morrison is celebrating one year as director of compliance for Post Holdings, a consumer packaged goods holding company in St. Louis, Mo.

Erin Pizzi is celebrating five years with U.S. Bank. Pizzi is currently vice president, regulatory review manager, in the Boston area.

Also celebrating a five-year anniversary is Daniel Elustondo, ethics and compliance manager for Brunei Shell Petroleum Co.

Vendors & Service Providers

Peter Kalmbach has joined Crowe as a senior consultant for emerging industries. Kalmbach had been head of HIPAA compliance for Stericycle for the last 15 months. He’s based in Indianapolis.

Customer win: Gresham Technologies has inked a five-year deal with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group to help provide digital banking services to its corporate and institutional customers.

ERP Maestro, a software firm based in Plantation, Fla., released a free risk monitoring tool to help companies analyze access risks and conflicts of duties in their SAP environment.

Former CMG Financial chief legal and risk officer Melissa Richards has joined the law firm Mayer Brown as a partner in its financial services regulatory and enforcement practice. Richards will be based in Northern California.

Scott Ferber has rejoined law firm King & Spalding as a partner in its D.C.-based data, privacy & security team. Ferber spent the last several years with the Justice Department as counsel for cyber investigations in the National Security Division.

Open Req Orders

The Nature Conservatory is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is in Washington. Deadline to apply is Nov. 12.

Visa is looking for a director of anti-bribery and compliance. Job is in California.

Univision is looking for a manager of compliance learning and communication. Job is in New York or Miami. Strong preference for candidates who speak Spanish.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is looking for a general auditor, senior vice president level. You can guess where the job is.

Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending Oct. 19. 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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