Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 2

A globalized Compliance Jobs Report this week, with compliance professionals on the move from London to Rio, Hyderabad to Dubai, Singapore to New York, and lots more places. We also have a slew of mergers in GRC vendor world, a bundle of job openings to note, and our Meme of the Week goes out to compliance officers who secretly want to be Nick Fury.

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

First, Sachin Kothari is leaving his job at AT&T, where he has been managing director for privacy and compliance for (checking notes… wow!) nearly 20 years, to be global chief privacy officer at Johnson Controls. Kothari says his last day at AT&T is Aug. 8, and he starts at Johnson Controls on Aug. 12. We wish him well and hope he enjoys his three-day vacation. 

Trisha Burnett is leaving the University of Oregon, where she has been chief auditor for nearly four years. Burnett joined the school’s (newly created) audit function in 2015. She leaves on Aug. 20, to be closer to family in North Carolina. No word yet on what her next gig might be. 

DBV Technologies, a French biotech firm developing treatments for food allergies, has named Brandy Duso director of compliance operations. Duso previously worked at Celgene, where she was a senior manager in corporate audit and investigations. She’s based in New York.

Capital Index, a brokerage firm based in London, has named Marcus Ford chief compliance officer. Ford was last seen at GPP Group, where he had been head of compliance for nine months, until January of this year. 

Volaris, a low-cost airline in Mexico, has named Alejandro Alba Molina director of internal audit. Prior to Volaris, Molina pulled stints in the audit functions at Walmart and Grupo Bimbo, and was a partner at EY. 

In other round-the-world compliance officer gossip… 

In London, Liz Thompson has joined the Broker Group as chief risk officer. She previously was CEO of Elle Tee Compliance Consulting, and prior to that was head of compliance at Pro Global Insurance Solutions

In Madrid, Néstor Aparicio has been named chief compliance officer for Europe and Latin America at Informática El Corte Inglés, an IT services firm in Spain. Prior to joining Informática he was a professor at several higher education institutions. 

Also in Madrid, Banco Santander has promoted Estefania Rubio to conduct risk manager in the corporate banking group. She previously worked in the consumer protection function. Rubio has been with Santander for since 2011.

In India, Gaurav Tyagi has left his job as a forensics investigations manager at BDO, to be deputy general manager of compliance for real estate firm CBRE

In Brazil, energy firm Equinor has promoted Stephanos Orestis from corporate compliance officer to senior legal counsel. Orestis has been with Equinor for nearly eight years. 

In Singapore, Schneider Electric has named Mark Gough regional compliance officer for East Asia. Gough previously worked for Siemens as head of its Asia-Australia division.

In the United Arab Emirates, VMWare has promoted Nirav Mehta to director of ethics and compliance for Europe, Africa, and Middle East. He previously was an ethics and compliance officer for Africa and Middle East only. 

And back in the United States, Brian Patrick Reilly, chief auditor at Travelers Companies, has been named to the board of real estate investment trust Chimera Investment Corp. Reilly will serve on both the audit committee and the risk committee. 


Lauralee Gooch is celebrating one year as corporate compliance counsel for Blackline

Jerry Hanifin is celebrating one year as senior compliance counsel at Panasonic North America

Jamison Tomasek is celebrating one year as director of internal audit at Mercury Systems.

And Meredith Lawler, administrative assistant for the compliance team at Fresenius Medical Care North America, is leaving her role to pursue a master’s program in public health. Sources there tell Radical Compliance that Lawler is “gracious and whip smart” and they wish her well. One hopes she returns to the compliance profession some day in the future.

Vendors and Service Providers

A few mergers of note in the vendor world this week. First, Steele Compliance Solutions has acquired Osprey Compliance Software for (I hate when this happens) an undisclosed price. Osprey has several policy management solutions around conflicts of interest, gifts and entertainment, and incident reporting. (Fun fact: Osprey also counts Roy Snell, former CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, as a senior adviser.) This is Steele’s third recent acquisition.

Second, management consulting firm Guidehouse has agreed to acquire Navigant Consulting for $1.1 billion. Navigant provides a range of consulting services for highly regulated industries.

And third, the London Stock Exchange has agreed to acquire Refinitiv, the former data services and consulting wing of Thomson Reuters, which Thomson sold off to private equity firm Blackstone last year. LSE will acquire Refinitiv for $27 billion. This one intrigues me since LSE wants to use Refinitiv’s Eikon terminals to launch a competitor to Bloomberg terminals — which makes me wonder where Refinitiv’s GRC products and consulting fit. We’ll see.

GAN Integrity has launched a new Compliance Technology Health Check, in case your technology leaves you feeling queasy.

René Lundbye, last seen in June as a senior compliance officer at Danske Bank, just turned up at Danish consulting firm BEC. He is working as a senior business consultant on AML issues

Bryon Neaman, who departed Bon Secours Health System last December after 16 years there as head of internal audit, just turned up at Protiviti as a partner in its healthcare practice. 

Open Req Orders

Panasonic North America is looking for a compliance counsel, and also for an ethics and compliance program leader. Both jobs are based in Newark, N.J.

BookingGo, the ground transport division of, is recruiting a risk manager and a control monitoring manager. Both positions are based in Manchester, England. 

StandardAero, an aviation services firm, is looking for a senior anti-corruption specialist. Job is based in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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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