Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 30

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has promotions at Simplot and Teva Pharmaceuticals; plus new hires at several healthcare systems; and a spate of compliance professionals leaving the field — including one CCO taking over a symphony! Plus our usual rumors about new jobs, the Meme of the Week, and more!

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

J.R. Simplot Co., the potato company that became an agribusiness empire, has promoted Timothy Callanan to global ethics and compliance officer (also retaining his role as assistant general counsel). Callanan joined the company, which of course is based in Idaho, in 2017.

Also celebrating a promotion is Yeny Fanning, now in medical affairs operations and compliance for emerging markets for Teva Pharmaceuticals in Fort Lauderdale. Fanning joined Teva in 2013.

Compliance jobsPennsylvania-based Butler Health System has hired Hillary Harlan as its chief compliance officer. Harlan previously served as a compliance executive with drug wholesaler McKesson Corp. and with Change Healthcare, a McKesson subsidiary in the healthcare IT world..

Jonathan Wolin has joined pharmaceutical company Jaguar Health as chief compliance officer and corporate counsel. Wolin, based in the San Francisco area, had been running his own consulting practice for the past 18 months.

In India, DCB Bank Ltd. announced that Sachin Shamkant Pantage has resigned as chief compliance officer. The bank, based in Mumbai with about $4.3 billion in assets, has named Aditya Prasad as its new chief compliance officer.

And we have numerous notables moving on from the compliance field…

After two years, Michael Lempres resigned from San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase to become an executive in residence with Palo Alto-based VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. Lempres started as chief legal and risk officer for Coinbase before switching to its policy officer this fall. Coinbase had hired Jeff Horowitz (no relation to the VC firm) as chief compliance officer in July. Sounds like office turf wars.

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks announced that chief risk officer Jerome Lienhard is retiring at the end of 2018 after 12 years with the bank. Lienhard’s replacement will be consumer solutions executive Ellen Koebler, a former SunTrust employee who rejoined the bank last year.

The longtime head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s office in San Francisco, Jina Choi, is leaving the agency. Choi had led the SEC regional office, whose jurisdiction included Silicon Valley, for 16 years; no word on where her next stop is. With a resume like that, she could go anywhere; lord knows the firms in Silicon Valley need help.

And Mary Tuuk, chief compliance officer for properties and real estate for midwestern supermarket chain Meijer Inc., has been named president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan. Tuuk is a musician and a soprano, and been a member of the symphony’s chorus for years. One hopes she will bring the symphony for a performance at the SCCE annual conference next year.


Louis Chow is celebrating one year as head of the risk and compliance department at China Silk Road International Capital Ltd. in Hong Kong.

Maira Lassalvia is celebrating her 10-year anniversary with DSM Nutritional Products, where she is head of risk management in Basel, Switzerland.

Vendors & Service Providers

Carolina Moncalier has left her job as a compliance manager at Walmart to join KPMG as senior manager in forensic services-risk consulting. Moncalier is based in Argentina.

Open Req Orders

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organization, is looking for an integrity officer. Job is based in Berlin, and applications close on Dec. 6, so hurry!

BHP is seeking a head of compliance for Asia. Job is based in Singapore.

The City of Nashville says it will hire its first-ever chief compliance officer following an audit revealing some ethical lapses in the city’s procurement processes for public works projects.

Renault plans to hire a new chief compliance officer in the wake of CEO Carlos Ghosn’s arrest on financial fraud charges and subsequent firing from Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Nov. 30. 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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