Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 9

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has personnel moves at Mylan in Europe, Discovery, Leidos, Johnson & Johnson, and other companies this week. A few compliance officers are leaving corporate life for consulting world; higher ed veterans wanting to work in California, we have something for you; and we note the passing of a legend in shareholder activism.

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

Natasha Williams has joined pharmaceutical company Mylan as chief compliance officer for France and Europe. Williams, who is based in Paris, previously was senior vice president of privacy and data protection officer for business process outsourcing firm Teleperformance.

Kamal Dua has a new job as chief audit executive for IT and defense contractor Leidos Corp. in Reston, Va. Dua previously was vice president of internal audit for defense contractor Harris Corp.

Johnson & Johnson has promoted Stacey Lallier to director of business quality in its Titusville, N.J, location. Lallier has been with J&J for 11 years in various health compliance and quality control jobs.

Compliance jobsDiscovery Inc. (the TV channel, not the credit card) has hired Jeff Price as vice president of internal audit. Price, who is based in Dallas, previously worked for accounting firm BDO USA as a managing director for internal audit and risk advisory services.

After two years heading up compliance and controls at Avast Software in Prague and Amsterdam, Frank Lienen says he has left the company and is open for new projects. Avast went public in May.

Citizens Bank has promoted Brian Russ to senior compliance officer for investment banking. Russ, based in Charlotte, N.C., has been with Citizens since 2015.

Katie Amy is now director of compliance for Atlanta-based financial design firm SignatureFD. Amy previously was vice president and compliance officer for another Atlanta business, financial planner Peachtree Planning.

Jeremie Kanter is the new chief compliance officer for SBTech, a sports betting and online gaming platform provider in the Isle of Man (which is off the coast of Britain). Kanter previously was vice president of compliance for another Isle of Man gaming business called CashBet.

Other Gossip

Update from Washington: with Democrats taking control of the House this week, that means Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., will be chair of the Financial Services Committee come January. It also seems that Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., is top contender to be the ranking minority member on the Republican side. (Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the current chairman, is retiring this year.)



This week we note the passing of Evelyn Davis, a holy terror of shareholder activism for decades, who died Nov. 4 at age 89. Davis, a Dutch national who survived Nazi concentration camps, began investing in the 1950s and had a long, loud, colorful career hectoring CEOs she believed to be bumbling her investments. The Wall Street Journal has an obituary worth reading. She was one of the many people who make this field so much fun to cover, and will be missed.

Vendors & Service Providers

Customer win: youCompli says that Providence St. Joseph Health, a large health care network based in Washington state, has signed a contract to use the company’s regulatory change software platform.

Kelly Blankenship has left her job with financial services firm Oportun, where she was director of compliance management systems and AML; to become a compliance consultant for Ignite Consulting Partners. She’s based in Dallas.

And Jim Nortz has left his job as chief compliance officer at Carestream to be president of consulting firm Optimal Compliance & Ethics Solutions. Earlier in his career Nortz also headed up compliance at Bausch & Lomb and Kraton Polymers. He had been running compliance at Carestream since mid-2015.

Open Req Orders

Blueprint Medicines, a biotech firm in Cambridge, Mass., is looking for a vice president of compliance. As a bonus, if you get this job we can get a cup of coffee since it’s near my house.

University of California at San Francisco is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer, who will also hold the title of associate vice chancellor. You can guess where the job is based.

The Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association is seeking a director of internal audit. Job is in Denver. Budget of $1.3 million, staff of four.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Nov. 9. 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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