Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 15

The Compliance Jobs Report has news of a compliance resignation at GitLab (weird story there), plus compliance hires at Palo Alto Networks, Christian Dior, and TravelPort. We have some vendor news about internal hotlines, some work anniversaries, and a posting for the toughest CCO job you’ll ever love. 

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 a crazy story from GitLab, a software development firm based in San Francisco. Its director of risk and compliance, Candice Ciresi, resigned last week amid a spat about whether GitLab could stop hiring employees living in Russia or China because those people are higher security risks. GitLab’s VP of engineering announced that policy, Ciresi questioned whether it might expose GitLab to other risks around discriminatory hiring practices, and then she quit. Radical Compliance will have more on this issue next week, but for now — GitLab’s head of compliance, out. 

Palo Alto Networks, a tech firm based in Silicon Valley that does something I don’t quite understand, has promoted David Wong to director of ethics and compliance. Wong has been with Palo Alto since 2017, and prior to that worked in ethics and compliance at McKesson

Compliance JobsFashion news: Lorenzo Maria Di Vecchio has been named head of compliance for Christian Dior. Di Vecchio comes to Christian Dior from Fendi, where he had been global compliance officer since 2015. He’s based, naturally, in Paris.

In London, Maleeha Razi has a new job as manager of finance and corporate audit services for TravelPort. Razi previously was business auditor for International Airlines Group, which owns British Airways and Aer Lingus, among others, 

Brooks Macdonald, a financial services firm in London, has named Ben Rank interim head of compliance assurance. Rank joins Brooks Macdonald from Alliance Trust Savings, where he had been senior compliance officer for eight months. (Rank has been working as a contract CCO, bouncing around firms all over London for a while.)

Down in Tampa, Fla., payments firm Transfast has promoted Kai Yaniz to specialist in AML compliance and audit administrator. Yaniz has worked at Transfast in several compliance roles since 2017. 

Changing of the guard at Baptist Health in Louisville, Ky. Chief compliance officer Donald Riggs is retiring at the end of this year after 27 years with the hospital system, including the last six leading the compliance team (which Riggs formed in 2013). Succeeding him will be Marea Aspillaga, Baptist’s director of compliance and privacy for eight years; and succeeding Aspillaga in her role will be Will Renda, currently a regional director of compliance. 

KaBuM!, an awesomely named e-commerce business in Brazil, has named Longinus Timochenco director of corporate governance and chief information security officer. Timochenco had previously been a mover-and-shaker on the cybersecurity scene in Sao Paolo for years, consulting, speaking at conferences, or developing security policy. 

Speaking of awesome names: Stanford A. Stanford (yep, that’s correct) has been named chief compliance officer of WSFS Bank in Wilmington, Del. Stanford comes to WSFS from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he had been an assistant regional director in Washington. 

In Atlanta, Santiago Perez-Varela has left his job as financial reporting manager at Invest Atlanta to take up residence at Public Broadcasting Atlanta as finance manager. I’ll be sure to tune into WABE at 90.1 FM next time I’m passing through town. 

And Bryan Sgrignoli has a new job as compliance officer in the fabrics division of W.L. Gore & Associates — which does make Gore-Tex, and also medical devices and materials. Sgrignoli comes to Gore from Wolters Kluwer, where he had been deputy chief compliance officer for the last year or so. 


Carl Winekoff is celebrating one year as regional director of compliance at Providence St. Joseph Health

Bianca Bernecker is celebrating one year as group compliance officer at SBM Offshore

Joy Nagel is celebrating 10 years at BP. She’s been in various compliance roles, lately capability manager for compliance, ethics, and business integrity.

Vendors and Service Providers

Customer win: Convercent will supply a national reporting hotline to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to help the Catholic Church manage complaints about sexual abuse. 

SAI Global has opened a new software development center in Vilnius, Lithuania

John Hanson has joined BDO as managing director in its forensics practice. Hanson is president of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors

Open Req Orders

Zimmer Biomet is looking for a manager of global third-party compliance. Job is based in Singapore. 

University of Southern California is looking for an assistant vice president for institutional compliance. Job is based in Los Angeles. 

And the toughest compliance job you’ll ever love: The Peace Corps is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Washington; pay range is $137,000 to $165,000. Application period closes Nov. 22. 

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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