Compliance Jobs Report: April 5

Blockbuster Compliance Jobs report this week! We have compliance people moving in or out of the Trump Organization (quit snickering), Stericycle, Anthem, Olympus, and Rio Tinto, among others. Fox News needs a vice president of integrity (really, stop snickering), and our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone who just wants an audit trail.  

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Compliance Jobs News

First, as we noted earlier this week, the Trump Administration is moving ahead with nominating Allison Lee to fill a Democratic seat on the Securities & Exchange Commission. Lee needs Senate confirmation, which apparently seems likely.

Meanwhile, at the Trump Organization, the man named to oversee conflicts of interest between President Trump’s business and political ties is stepping down. George Sorial, who has been chief compliance counsel at the Trump Organization since January 2017, says he is  leaving the firm to promote a book he wrote about President Trump. Replacing him will be Jill Martin, an assistant general counsel at the family business.

Big news in healthcare compliance: Daniel Levinson, head of the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health & Human Services, is stepping down after 15 years on the job. Deputy inspector general Joanne Chiedi will lead OIG on in interim basis until the Trump Administration nominates a replacement and that person gets through Senate confirmation.

Konica Minolta just named Iveta Wentink compliance manager for government contracts, working out of New Jersey. Wentink previously worked at Tote, a marine transportation business, where she was compliance director.

In Chicago, Lindsay Edgar has joined Cabot Microelectronics as chief compliance officer. Edgar comes to Cabot from Stericycle, where she had been vice president of compliance since 2016.

Health insurance giant Anthem just gave Michelle Nader a new title. Nader had been chief privacy and ethics officer; now she is chief ethics officer and vice president of compliance for clinical operations. Nader has been working at Anthem since 2015.

Promoted: June Sullivan, at University of Massachusetts Medical School here in Boston; from senior associate attorney to senior director of privacy and compliance.

Promoted and re-assigned, apparently: Richard Lebitz, who had been executive director of internal audit for Olympus Corp. of the Americas, based in Pennsylvania; now he’s chief internal audit officer for Olympus Corp., headquartered in Tokyo. Omedetō!

And another promotion! Stephen Storey, at Rio Tinto, who had been deputy head of ethics and integrity since last fall, is now the permanent global head for that role. Storey had been doing the job on an interim basis since January anyway, when previous integrity chief Hugh Bigwood flew the coop for a medical device company.  

Remember a few weeks ago we noted that the city of Dallas was looking for a new chief auditor? The job went to Mark Swann, internal auditor for Nashville, Tenn. Swann had held the Nashville job since 2007.

Also in Nashville, Stephen Manley has joined VendEngine as chief compliance officer. VendEngine sells vending machine software systems to the corrections industry. Who knew?

Rachel Givens has been named chief compliance officer at BrightSpring Health Services in Louisville, Kent. BrightSpring is the new name for ResCare, and Givens had been chief compliance officer at that business from 2012 to 2016. She’d been serving as chief clinical officer since then, until returning to the CCO role now.

TigerWit, one of those blockchain fintech companies promising to change the world, has named Gareth Darbyshire chief compliance officer. Darbyshire comes to the London firm after several years in compliance roles at other finance companies in the U.K.

Carlos Garcia Jimenez has joined Uber as director of ethics and compliance for Latin America, working from Mexico City. Jimenez comes to Uber from TE Connectivity, where he had been compliance counsel for the Americas since 2013.

OK, one more promotion: Statkraft, which is a clean energy firm in Norway although it totally sounds like a New Wave band from Berlin circa 1980, has promoted Heidi Platou from compliance manager for South Asia and Southeast Europe to vice president and head of compliance.

Open Req Orders

Fox News is looking for a vice president of corporate integrity and investigations. Presumably you’d be working with Jeff Taylor, the chief litigation counsel Fox just snatched from General Motors. Job is in Los Angeles. No snickering about how busy you’d be…  

CrowdStrike, a pre-IPO cybersecurity firm that Wall Street hopes will go public soon and make a killing, is looking for a director of legal, ethics, and compliance. Job is in Silicon Valley. Just remember, the stables for tech unicorns are getting pretty crowded.

Ericsson, the Swedish telecom company, is looking for a compliance officer “advancing our ethics program.” Job is in Sweden.

Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending April 5. 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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