Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 30

Our last Compliance Jobs Report of the summer has news from Walmart (several personnel moves there), Deutsche Bank, Newmont Goldcorp and elsewhere, plus a few work anniversaries and a few job openings. Our Meme of the Week goes out to workers everywhere. 

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

We start with Walmart, which has two additions to the compliance team for its financial services. Emma Waddell is joining as vice president of financial services compliance after three years at SunTrust Financial, including the last 16 months as chief compliance officer. Waddell will report to Chris Cyrenne, Walmart’s global head of regulatory compliance. 

And Joe Rodriguez has joined Walmart as lead counsel for financial services. He comes to Walmart from Capital One, where Rodriguez had been vice president of compliance at Capital One’s auto finance and bankruptcy units. (I’ve had a few cars nearly bring me to bankruptcy myself…) 

And wait, one more from Walmart! Juliana Pimentel has a new role there working in global risk assessment for ethics and compliance. Pimentel has held numerous ethics and compliance roles at Walmart since joining the retailer 12 years ago.

Deutsche Bank, rapidly displacing Wells Fargo as everyone’s favorite punching bag in financial services, has named François Jourdain to head an expanded treasury function in the era of negative interest rates. Jourdain had been head of compliance at Barclays for few years, and spent 2018 heading a working group for the Bank of England

Newmont Goldcorp has named Scott Sullivan as chief compliance officer. Sullivan comes to the Colorado business from Flowserve Corp., where he had been chief ethics and compliance officer since 2015.

Donald Anding just took a new job at CIT, as head of financial crimes and Bank Secrecy Act officer. Anding comes to CIT from MUFG, where he had been head of transaction banking compliance for North America. 

In Wayne, N.J., Alexis Wermuth has joined medical device company Getinge as head of ethics and compliance for North America. Wermuth previously worked at Fresenius Medical Care as ethics and compliance officer.

Michael Henry is retiring as director of the Denver Board of Ethics, the ethics function for the city of Denver. He’ll be succeeded by Lori Weiser, who starts on Sept. 3 and whose background I am still trying to confirm. Kudos to Henry that one of his last actions was to ask the Denver Auditor’s Office to assess the effectiveness of the ethics program. There’s always room for improvement and always room to strive for it.


Michaela Ahlberg, the most charming compliance officer working in Sweden, is celebrating one year as chief ethics and compliance officer at Getinge

William Montemarano is celebrating 10 years as vice president of internal audit at Vonage

Vendors and Service Providers

Scott Moritz has joined FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in the firm’s New York City office. Moritz previously worked at Protiviti, and has been in the compliance consulting world at several firms over the last 20+ years.

Open Req Orders

Cobham Advanced Electric Solutions is looking for an ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Arlington, Va. (This is the same Cobham that had an interesting sanctions settlement last year.) 

The Colorado Department of Revenue is looking for a director of internal audit. Job is based in Denver; pay is $92,000 to $148,000. 

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is searching for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Washington, D.C.

Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week. Don’t work too hard this Labor Day Weekend. 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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