Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 7

In this week’s Compliance Jobs Report we have compliance pros on the move at Zimmer Biomet, Mednax, Robeco Management, Novartis, and more. The University of Oklahoma has a finalist for its top auditor job; and Baker Hughes has begun looking for a successor to CCO Jay Martin. Plus a few cool job postings and 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 begin with two updates from regulator world. This week the Senate voted to confirm Kathy Kraninger as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on a 50-49 party line vote. Kraninger has almost no experience in financial regulation; critics see her as a puppet for Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, who ran the CFPB on an interim basis since 2017.

And the rumor mill is currently churning out gossip that William Barr, an attorney general during the presidency of George H.W. Bush, is the latest leading candidate to be next AG in the Trump Administration. Barr would replace acting AG Matt Whitaker, who has been running the Justice Department for six weeks and is widely seen as out of his depth.

compliance jobsBack in the corporate world: Kevin Murphy is the new chief compliance officer and head of legal for Robeco Institutional Asset Management U.S. Based in New York, Murphy previously was senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Itau USA Asset Management.

Minneapolis-based debt collection agency DCM Services has promoted Martha Hanson to chief compliance officer and senior counsel. Hanson joined the firm in 2006.

Paula Pereira has joined Statkraft, a Norwegian state-owned renewable energy business, as a regional compliance officer in Brazil. Before joining Statkraft Pereira was a compliance officer for Swiss transport company Kuehne + Nagel. (And I thought Statkraft was a punk band in Berlin…)

Medical services provider Mednax has promoted Jason Wallace to senior director and assistant chief compliance officer. Wallace joined the Sunrise, Fla.-based company in 2016.

Ken Ray is now manager of global third party compliance for medical device maker Zimmer Biomet, working out of Miami. He previously was director/senior manager of advisory services for forensics, intelligence, and anti-corruption compliance for PwC.

Wish him luck: Charles Wright is a finalist for the chief audit executive job at the University of Oklahoma. Wright, who was director of audit services for Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston from 2011 until July 2018, needs approval by the university’s board of regents. This Wright is not the same Charlie Wright who used to run audit at Devon Energy and American Airlines; that Charlie Wright is now working with an advisory firm in Oklahoma City.

Amy Richard, a compliance officer at Shire, a biotech firm in suburban Boston, just joined C Space, a customer experience agency in Boston. I don’t really know what a customer experience agency does, but Richard will be the firm’s compliance and information security manager. Shire was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceuticals this week.

Also on the move is Claudio Schuster, now planning and contract manager for IEASA, Argentina’s state-owned power company. Schuster had been the general auditor for SBASE, the city of Buenos Aires subway system.

Pharmaceutical giant Merck Group has hired Vinayak Bindal as sub-regional compliance officer in Singapore. Bindal previously was a director for Global Audit Management & Consulting in Canada.

In other pharma news, Novartis has promoted Kfir Manor to regional risk assessment and monitoring lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Manor, who joined Novartis in 2006, is based in Israel.

And Peter Sands has been named chief privacy officer at Indiana University Bloomington. Sands comes to Indiana from Amazon Lab126, where he was senior manager for privacy and customer trust.

Other Gossip

Congratulations to Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. for hosting its first-ever Ethics & Compliance Executive Forum earlier this week.


Securities and Exchange Commission ethics counsel Shira Pavis Minton is retiring this month after eight years with the SEC and two decades in the federal government. No word yet on who might replace her.

Vendors and Service Providers

Carsten Tams has joined nonprofit consortium Ethics & Compliance Initiative as a senior advisor. Tams had been consulting for Emagence, a boutique consulting firm in New York City. Others may remember Tams from his time as head of ethics and compliance for Bertelsmann.

GAN Integrity just named Matt Galvin, vice president of ethics and compliance at Anheuser-Busch, its Compliance Hero for 2018. Full disclosure: I attended the dinner in Washington last week where GAN gave its award to Galvin. Food was delicious.

Open Req Orders

Dell is looking for a director of enterprise risk management. Job is based at Dell HQ in Red Rock, Texas. I’d apply myself, but I’m a Mac person.

Baker Hughes is recruiting a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Houston. This person would succeed (but never replace) Jay Martin, Baker Hughes’ long-time chief compliance officer and dean of CCOs in the energy world.

eBay is hiring a director of ethics counsel. Job is based in San Jose.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Dec. 7. 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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