Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 13

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news of new hires at Cigna, Deutsche Bank, Nissan, and Shutterstock, a departure at the University of Louisville, and a passel of promotions at numerous other companies. We have job openings from Los Angeles to Washington, and our meme of the week goes out to internal control enthusiasts 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 health insurance giant Cigna, which has promoted Stephen Reynolds to chief ethics and compliance officer. Reynolds joined Cigna in 2018 after 16 years at the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut, and had been director of ethics and compliance investigations before moving upstairs. 

Mezu, a mobile payments startup based in Cleveland, has promoted Luis Trujillo to chief compliance and risk officer. Trujillo joined Mezu in 2017 and had been heading up the firm’s AML compliance function. He is the first CCO in the company’s history.

compliance jobsJeff Harwin has joined Deutsche Bank as a managing director and head of anti-financial crime for the Americas. He comes to DB from Barclays, where Harwin had worked for six years as head of anti-financial crime for the investment bank. 

El Paso Health has promoted Rocio Chavez to chief compliance officer. Rocio has been at El Paso Health since 2005 and before this was senior director of compliance and privacy. 

Laura Fiffick has joined agricultural products distributor Wilbur-Ellis as director of environmental, health, safety and security. Fiffick comes to Wilbur-Ellis from the Krause Bell Group, a consulting firm that focuses on EHS issues. 

Societe Generale has promoted Francesco Greco to chief of staff for the compliance advisory group. Greco had been a vice president for regulatory affairs since joining SocGen in 2016.

Amgen has hired Maria Quindimil as director of compliance for Asia-Pacific, working out of Hong Kong. Quindimil previously had been head of Asia-Pacific compliance for UCB, a life sciences firm.

In Sao Paolo, Marisa Peres has joined Nissan Motor Corp. as internal audit director for Latin America. Peres comes to Nissan from Avon, where she had been senior compliance manager for Latin America. 

Rhonda Bishop, vice president of enterprise risk management at the University of Louisville, is leaving that role after a year on the job. Bishop arrived at Louisville in the summer of 2018 after a stint as chief ethics and compliance officer at the University of Central Florida. This ERM role was a new position at Louisville, and the university president says she is “currently reviewing how best to ensure the outstanding work in these areas continues.” I smell reorg. 

Shutterstock, a provider of stock photography, images, and music, has named Bruce Bird senior director of fraud and risk compliance. Bird previously worked at Focal Point Data Risk as a consultant since 2005. 

Benoît Theunissen has joined Euroclear, a financial services firm in Brussels, as compliance and ethics specialist. Theunissen previously worked at RBC for 18 months as a financial crimes due diligence specialist. 

State Bank & Trust, a community bank based in Defiance, Ohio, has named Keeta Diller chief risk officer. Diller has been with State Bank since 1990, working her way up through various internal audit, risk management, and operational roles. 

Kym Wee has a new role at Otis Elevator as assistant controller for Asia-Pacific region. Wee, who has been with Otis since 2015, was previously regional controller for Southeast Asia. 



Noteworthy: Kathleen Hamm, board member at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, has been told she needs to re-apply for her job if she wants to remain at the PCAOB for a second term. Typically PCAOB members have been able to stay for a second term at their choosing, with reapplication as a formality. This time, the SEC posted the job publicly and solicited other applicants. Marketwatch has an article with the requisite speculation that SEC leaders want to push out Hamm because she’s too independent. 


Stephanie Chew is celebrating one year as senior director of ethics and compliance for the APAC region at Edwards Lifesciences

Sarah Vanggaard is celebrating five years at Radiometer in Denmark, where she is currently compliance director. 

Congratulations to the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethicsfour newest board directors, announced this week:

  • Kristy Grant-Hart, CEO, Spark Compliance Consulting
  • Walter Johnson, assistant privacy and regulatory compliance officer, Inova
  • Jenny O’Brien, chief compliance officer, UnitedHealthcare
  • Greg Triguba, principal, Compliance Integrity Solutions

The four also serve as members of the board for the Health Care Compliance Association, sister organization of SCCE. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Daniel Tannebaum has moved to consulting firm Oliver Wyman, where he is leader in the sanctions and financial crimes compliance practice. Tannebaum moves to Oliver Wyman after six years at PwC, where most recently he was a leader in the sanctions practice. He also has the good sense to like lots of my material on Twitter

Remember Ann Marie Wick, last seen earlier this year as senior director of global compliance at Briggs & Stratton? Just turned up at FTI Consulting as managing director in the forensics investigation practice. Still based in Milwaukee.

Open Req Orders

Ferguson Enterprises, distributor of plumbing, HVAC, and industrial equipment, is looking for a senior director and deputy general counsel for compliance. Job is based in Newport News, Va. 

The Los Angeles Community College District seems to be hiring a few positions: compliance investigator, ADA compliance officer, and others. Check the SCCE job board for all the listings.

AARP is hiring a senior adviser for ethics and compliance investigations. Job is in Washington, and you would get to work with Ellen Hunt, head of ethics and compliance at AARP and a true leader in this field.

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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