Compliance Jobs Report: July 12

The Compliance Jobs Report this week bounces from Danske Bank (new hire) to British Columbia Lottery (compliance leader sacked), from promotions in higher ed to new hires in cryptocurrency world, and much more news. We have our usual three intriguing job openings, and our Meme of the Week goes out to the antitrust crowd.

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

The musical chairs among troubled European banks continues: Danske Bank, mired in the largest money-laundering scandal in history, has hired Simon Kingsbury as its head of surveillance and investigations. Kingsbury comes to Danske Bank from HSBC, where he was head of financial crimes compliance for Europe since 2016. 

Oh craps: Robert Kroeker, vice president of compliance at British Columbia Lottery, has resigned amid allegations that he told staff to go easy on investigating money laundering at BC casinos. Casinos in Vancouver are rife with dirty money, and provincial authorities have been investigating for months. 

Word on the street is that Carnival Cruise Lines has already lined up a chief compliance officer to hire, as part of its recent court settlement for persistent regulatory compliance abuses. I don’t know who that person is yet, but I know people who do. They aren’t telling me, so no Radical Compliance hats for them until they crack. Stay tuned. 

Cheryl Kondra just joined Genting Americas, a resort business based in Las Vegas, as vice president of internal audit. Kondra had been working as a consultant for the past year, and prior to that was head of audit and compliance for Pinnacle Entertainment

Compliance JobsChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia has promoted Matthew Hodgson to vice president of research compliance and regulatory affairs. Hodgson has been at Children’s since 2014 in various research compliance roles.

99 Cents Only Stores has named Dominic Simonton chief audit executive. Simonton comes to the retail chain from Panasonic Avionics, where he had been director of internal audit. 

Marriott International has named Courtney Barton senior counsel for privacy, security, and global compliance. Barton previously worked as head of privacy and general counsel at, a data privacy startup. 

Sheila Miller has joined the Commerce Department as a senior auditor in the inspector general’s office. Miller comes to the DOC from the Army, where she had been a senior internal review auditor since 2011. 

Community West Bank, a community bank serving central California, has named Jose Brito chief risk officer. Brito will run the risk, compliance, and audit functions for the bank, which has $890 million in assets. He previously worked at Silicon Valley Bank helping the bank with its stress tests. 

Bitstamp, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Europe, has named Caitlin Barnett as U.S. chief compliance officer. Barnett served as deputy chief compliance officer at Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange based in New York. 

Promoted: Pamela Mason, deputy chief compliance officer at the College of William & Mary since 2013, has been named chief compliance officer. Mason has been interim CCO for the school since last year so this is not a surprise. Go Griffins! 

Margaret Morton has a new job, as senior manager for IT governance at Mutual of America. Morton had been vice president of data, clients, and compliance at Société Générale for a few years prior to that.

Ryan Specialty Group, an insurance firm based in Chicago, has landed Michael Blackshear as chief compliance officer. Blackshear comes to RSG from Chubb, where he was North America compliance officer. 

Weed news: Troy Morgan has been named senior vice president for compliance at Curaleaf Holdings, a cannabis business based in Wakefield, Mass. Morgan was previously head of compliance for Sanofi-Genzyme‘s Rare Disease Division. 

And at the Securities & Exchange Commission, deputy chief accountant Julie Erhardt is leaving the agency after 14 years. Erhardt has worked on numerous important projects over the years, from coordinating policy with other countries’ regulators to acting as the SEC’s chief risk officer. Her departure is perhaps not a surprise; last week the SEC announced Sagar Teotia as chief accountant. Erhardt will now presumably make gobs more money as some lucky company’s director of accounting policy. 


Mary Owens is celebrating one year as compliance manager at Tredegar Corp.

Athena Avgousti-Bauer is celebrating one year as vice president of internal audit at Signet Jewelers.

Vendors and Service Providers

Vince Walden has left Ernst & Young after 13 years. Walden had been a partner in the firm’s data analytics, forensics, and cybersecurity practice. Walden hasn’t announced his next move yet but promises something is “coming soon…” (Yes, that really is his current title on LinkedIn, ellipsis included.)

Hanzo, an e-discovery and compliance software vendor, has named Keith Laska chief executive officer. Laska comes to Hanzo from SDL Corp., where he was CEO of the SDL Language Technologies Division. He succeeds Kevin Gibson, who will continue as executive chairman. 

Open Req Orders

Lending Club is looking for a chief complaince officer. Job is in San Francisco.

Volkswagen Canada is looking for an ethics and compliance officer. Job is in Ontario. 

Bluebird Bio, a biotech startup in Cambridge, Mass. (hometown of Radical Compliance!) is looking for a vice president of internal audit.

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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