Compliance Jobs Report: June 28

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has people moving on at Starbucks, moving upstairs at Blumont, and moving in at Nordea, Tornio Capital, and a few cryptocurrency startups. Two GRC vendors are consolidating into one bigger vendor; we have job openings to note from New Jersey to Montana to Texas. And our Meme of the Week goes out to Winnie the Pooh.

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

Doris Balderrama has left her job as director of ethics and compliance at Starbucks, to take a new role at PEMCO Insurance as director of human resources. Balderrama had previously worked at Starbucks for 19 years (wow!) in various compliance roles. 

Nordea, yet another large Nordic bank under scrutiny for possible money laundering, has named Helene Jepson chief compliance officer. Jepson, a native of Norway, comes to Nordea from First Republic Bank of San Francisco, where she was enterprise chief compliance officer. She will report to Matthew Elderfield, Nordea’s head of risk and compliance. 

compliance jobsCraig Sweetra has joined Torino Capital as chief compliance officer. Sweetra comes to the New York-based broker-dealer firm from Commerz Markets, a subsidiary of Commerzbank, where he was director of markets compliance. 

Volkswagen Group Retail has named Koudjo Johnson compliance and GDPR manager in France. Johnson previously worked at Dessange International where he was compliance officer and chargé -de-mission reporting, which is just an awesome title to have.

Fresenius Healthcare has promoted Mridul Mehta from compliance officer in India to sub-regional compliance head for Asia. Mehta has been working for Fresenius since 2017 and is still based in India. 

In San Francisco, blockchain Airtm has named Luna Prada global compliance manager. Prior to arriving Airtm, which apparently is some sort of digital wallet play, Prada was a compliance advisory associate at Société Générale in New York.

And Liquid Financial USA, another cryptocurrency play I wish not to understand, has named Sean Gilmartin chief compliance officer. Gilmartin previously was chief compliance officer at IQX Corp. and before that a director at NYSE Regulation. Whatever Liquid Financial does, it says Gilmartin is part of an executive staff-up ahead of entering U.S. markets next year

Aon has promoted Anna Falisz from senior internal control analyst to SOX compliance manager for the EMEA region. Much love to our SOX compliance folks.

In Lausanne, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals has promoted Leonardo Silva from global compliance officer to chief compliance officer and global data protection officer. 

In Ontario, the National Capital Commission has promoted Michel Collette to chief audit executive. Collette has been with the NCC, which maintains the physical plant of Canada’s national government, for five years. 

Texas Capital Bank just named Laura Rau executive vice president of compliance. Rau comes to Texas Capital from USAA, where she was an AML audit leader for two years. 

And Blumont Inc., a nonprofit that delivers relief supplies around the world, has promoted Lauren Camilli from chief ethics and compliance officer to general counsel. Looks like Camilli is keeping the CCO title for now too. We frown on dual GC-CCO roles around here but otherwise wish her well. 


Allison Riter is celebrating one year as vice president of compliance at nVent in Minneapolis. 

Rocco Pierri is celebrating one year as assistant inspector general of investigations at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

And we pause to note the passing of Peter Montagnon, a longtime corporate governance activist in London who died this week at the age of 69. Montagnon was the former head of investment for the Association of British Insurers, and more recently was a senior executive at the Institute for Business Ethics. He will be missed.

Vendors and Service Providers

Vendor news! Syntrio, a provider of online compliance and ethics courses; and Lighthouse, a provider of reporting hotline services, have been acquired by a private equity firm and consolidated into one larger, more comprehensive GRC startup. Syntrio chief executive Bette Tomaszewicz will be CEO of the merged business. 

Open Req Orders

Amicus Therapeutics is looking for an associate director of global compliance. Job is based in New Jersey. 

Tenet Healthcare is looking to hire an ethics adviser. Job is based in Dallas. 

The Montana Department of Transportation is looking for a chief auditor. Job is in Helena, Mont. Must love the mountains and big sky. 

Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week. 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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