Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 27

Lots of news in the Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have compliance hires at Walmart, TIAA, Agilent Technologies, and Nyrstar; another departure from Danske Bank; a new CEO at LRN; and a bundle of intriguing new job openings. Our Meme of the Week goes out to whistleblowers 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

First up: Timothy Bridgeford, a longtime antitrust compliance guru, just joined Walmart as senior director of U.S. antitrust compliance. Bridgeford comes to Walmart after four years at J.P. Morgan, most recently as global head of the bank’s antitrust compliance. 

TIAA has tapped David Nason as chief risk and compliance officer, a newly created role at the firm. Nason previously spent eight years at GE Capital, most recently as head of GE Energy Financial Services, and he was chief regulatory officer and compliance Leader in the early 2010s. Nason will report to John Douglas, TIAA’s chief oversight officer. 

In California, Tania Saison has been promoted at Agilent Technologies: from senior compliance counsel for Europe and the Americas, to managing counsel for global compliance and privacy. Saison has been with Agilent since 2013. 

In Sao Paolo, travel booking company Ticket Log has named Diego Oscar Camusso director of internal control. Camusso previously worked at Ticket, a financial services firm that manages payment cards, where he was head of controls and procurement. Camusso actually worked at Ticket Log earlier in his career as director of controls, so it’s a homecoming for him.

Ingram Micro just picked up Kelly Hoevelkamp as director of internal audit. Hoevelkamp comes to the Irvine, Calif., company from Amgen, where she had been director of compliance since January and head of healthcare compliance audit before that.

RealPage, a software company catering to the real estate sector, has hired Ashely Pinto as vice president of internal audit. Pinto comes to RealPage from Rent-a-Center, where she had worked for 11 years in various audit and compliance roles — including the last three years as chief compliance officer, which of course is a career highlight. 

Rosita Vasilkeviciute has left Danske Bank after six years there, the last four as senior vice president and head of anti-money laundering. No word yet on where she will go next. Vasilkeviciute did say, “I’m proud of the many achievements we succeeded with, and I also acknowledge there is still a heavy agenda to run going forward” — which is certainly one way to describe Danske Bank’s many, extensive compliance troubles and drama.

Tonnis Poppema, one of the notable compliance names in the Netherlands (he’s held numerous compliance leadership jobs in that country over the years), just turned up at mining and metals company Nyrstar as global head of compliance. Most recently Poppema was an independent consultant doing gigs with companies Essent and Innogy SE; in the past he’s worked for Hasbro, Lumileds, Eastman Chemical, and others. 

In the United Arab Emirates, Fazeela Noor has been named trade compliance officer for Easa Saleh Al Gurg Commercial & Industrial Group. Noor previously worked at Ingram Micro for several years in the region as a trade compliance professional.

Virtua Capital Management, a private equity firm in Scottsdale, Ariz., has named Curtis Christensen chief compliance officer. He comes to Virtua from Longboard Asset Management, where he had been chief compliance officer. 

Paul Perrier has left his job as chief compliance officer at Rutgers University to be the new deputy athletic director at the University of Southern California. Perrier was associate vice president for athletic compliance at USC from 2009 to 2015, so this is another homecoming. His CCO role at Rutgers also primarily consisted of work in the athletic department. 

Chris Smart has been promoted to head of compliance at the Co-operative Bank in Halifax, Britain. In his expanded role, Smart says he’ll pick up financial crime assurance and data protection officer duties. Smart has been with Co-operative since 2015.

And in Madrid, Pedro Montoya has joined construction firm Ferrovial as chief compliance and risk officer. He comes to Ferrovial from Aleatica, a Spanish transportation firm, where he was head of risk and compliance since July 2018. 


Andrew Drake is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Bold Penguin

Vendors and Service Providers

LRN has a new CEO — Matt Blumberg, founder and CEO of software company Return Path, which he’d been running for the last 20 years until he sold the company earlier this year. Blumberg will also join LRN’s board. This is the first big executive change at LRN since founder Dov Seidman sold the firm to private equity owners last year.  

Open Req Orders

SICPA, a chemicals company in Switzerland, is looking for a compliance director. You’d get to hang out with Alex Ghazvinian, the company’s new chief compliance officer

The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for a lawyer to join the chief counsel’s office for the Division of Economic Risk and Analysis. Nerdy, but intellectually fascinating, I bet. Or maybe I’m just a nerd too. 

Interesting gossip about the City of San Diego struggling to hire a chief auditor. Padres fans looking for work may be interested. 

The Hawaii Housing Authority is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is in Honolulu. If you get the job because you saw this item, you’re totally letting me crash at your place for a week.

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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