Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 11

In the Compliance Jobs report this week, we have the CCO at Stanford moving into a new role, a new CCO at AmerisourceBergen, plus moves at Cantel Medical, Rio Tinto, and elsewhere. Another GRC vendor is flush with cash. We spotted a few cool job openings, and of course 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

Stanford University has moved its chief ethics and compliance officer, Anne Sweeney-Hoy, to associate vice president of finance and head of the university’s financial management services unit. Sweeney-Hoy had been CCO at Stanford since last February, and prior to that had plenty of experience in accounting and financial control. That raises the question of who might replace Sweeney-Hoy. The university hasn’t named any names publicly, although it did list an ethics and compliance program manager job on Dec. 18. Hmmm.

Pharmaceutical firm AmerisourceBergen has named Kathy Gaddes corporate compliance officer. Gaddes had been the company’s head of HR since April 2016.

TRON, one of those blockchain cryptocurrency startups, has named David Labhart its first head of compliance. Labhart joins TRON from S&P Global Ratings, where he managed North American compliance. Labhart also spent nine years as a staff attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Michelle Scharfenberg is the new chief compliance officer at Cantel Medical, a maker of anti-infection medical devices in New Jersey. Scharfenberg comes to Cantel from Integra Life Sciences, where she worked for more than 15 years in various roles, including chief compliance officer and general counsel for global operations.

Simon Markets, a fintech spinoff of Goldman Sachs, has named Courtney Morgan chief compliance officer. Morgan had been a vice president of compliance in Goldman’s securities division since 2014, before spinning off with a bunch of other Goldman folks who now work at Simon.

David Sine has departed from the Veterans Health Administration, where he had been chief risk officer in the office of quality and safety. Sine had been with the VHA for 11 years, and hasn’t announced what he might do next. I have a LinkedIn message into him, bugging him for details.

Stephen Storey tells us he has been promoted at Rio Tinto, to deputy global head of ethics and integrity. Storey has been with Rio Tinto since 2014 and had been head of operations for ethics and integrity before the move up.

Avid, maker of high-end video editing equipment in suburban Boston, has named David Fernandes head of internal audit. Fernandes previously worked as director of internal audit at Analogic, Sonus Networks, and Brooks Automation over the years.

John Donohue has been named vice president of institutional compliance for M&T Securities, an investment firm with offices in Boston.

Vanderbilt Financial Group, a socially responsible investment firm based in suburban New York, has promoted Steve Howe to chief compliance officer. Howe had been head of client onboarding at Vanderbilt for the last year, and previously worked at 3 Dimensional Wealth Advisory.

New York-based investment services firm Gen II Fund Services just promoted Stephen Feldman to managing director for compliance. Feldman has been working at Gen II Fund since 2016 and previously was director of compliance.

Orica, the explosives maker based in Australia, has promoted Matthew Turner to be chief compliance officer. Turner had been regional compliance manager for the EMEA region, and prior to that worked at BAE Systems.

UiPath, a vendor of robotic process automation software that promises “one robot for every person,” which sounds like a terrible idea while I have small kids living my house, has named Marie Myers CFO. She had been global controller at HP for the last three years in Houston.


Courtney Kamlet is celebrating one year at Syneous Health, where is she is assistant general counsel for corporate governance.

Kiranjeet Kaur is celebrating 10 years with Kulicke and Soffa, a maker of semiconductor packaging in Malaysia. She’s been head of internal audit there since 2011, and a senior audit manager before that.

Vendors and Service Providers

GAN Integrity just closed a $15 million round of funding, which the company says it will use “to continue to expand globally.” This is GAN’s second round of venture funding. It’s also the third time in the last few months that we’ve seen investors pour money into compliance vendors. Clearly the money people believe that sales execs inviting you to a product demo is a growth industry.

Customer win: Riskonnect will supply its tech platform to Pension Insurance Corp., a British insurance firm looking to integrate its enterprise risk management efforts.

BDO has acquired Lootok, a crisis management and business continuity consulting firm. Purchase price undisclosed. BDO advisory clients, brace yourselves for the upsell.

Claudius Modesti, last seen at the PCAOB where he was director of enforcement, just turned up at law firm Akin Gump, where he is a partner in the white collar defense practice.

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners says that Eric Feldman and Bethmara Kessler have been elected to the association’s board of regents for 2019-2020. Feldman is a senior vice president at Affiliated Monitors. Kessler had been head of integrated global services at Campbell Soup until last year and is now a “freelance thought leader.” (Hey, so am I.)

Open Req Orders

Cognizant is looking for an EMEA regional compliance officer. Job is based in London or Amsterdam. FCPA experience a plus.

The Research Foundation for State University of New York is looking for an internal controls and risk manager. Job is based in Albany, N.Y.

The City of Dallas is looking for a city auditor. Job is based in, well, you can guess.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Jan. 11. Welcome back to the corporate grind; we hope you had a good holiday break.

As always — 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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