The Compliance Jobs Report this week has a few crazy tales of compliance officers arrested or suffering retaliation (ugh); plus personnel moves at Google, Apollo Investment, Sanofi, Unisys, and more. Navex keeps up its acquisition spree, we have three job openings of note, and our Meme of the Week goes out to women yelling at cats.
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Compliance Jobs News
We start with Bank of America, where one of its anti-corruption compliance officers in Hong Kong has been charged with assaulting a police officer. Samuel Bickett was hauled into court this week on two counts of assault for a dispute that happened on the Hong Kong subway. There’s video if you want the details. Bickett posted bail and is due back in court in February.
Oh, look — another compliance officer muscled out of job because she dared to speak up about problematic business conduct. This time it’s Colleen Graham, former head of U.S. compliance for Credit Suisse. Her ouster actually happened two years ago, but her complaint against Credit Suisse and Palantir Technologies came to light this week in a segment on NBC News. CCOs suffering retaliation is, alas, nothing new.
Google just poached one of the Department of Homeland Security’s top cybersecurity people to be director of security and compliance at Google Cloud. Jeannette Manfra had been DHS assistant secretary for cybersecurity since 2017. Her role at Google Cloud, a new one, will have to do with enhancing protection for Google customers.
Apollo Investment Corp. has promoted Isabelle Gold to be chief compliance officer. Gold has been with Apollo since 2016 as senior compliance officer, and takes over as CCO on Jan. 1. She succeeds Cindy Michel, who is leaving the firm after 12 years there, the last five as CCO.
In the United Arab Emirates, Sanofi just named Laura Nassar vice president and head of business ethics & integrity for the Middle East region. Nassar comes to Sanofi after nearly five years at Roche Pharmaceuticals as Middle East head of compliance.
Trillium Flow Technologies has hired Candace Jasso as global compliance manager. Jasso had previously been a consultant with several firms. Some of you might remember she was global compliance manager at McDermott International in the mid-2010s. Houstonian.
LCRA, a utilities company in Texas, has named Gerry Garcia general auditor. Garcia is a long-time CAE with previous stints at Supervalu, Dole Foods, and elsewhere.
Word on the street is that Thomas Ward, a deputy assistant AG in the Justice Department in charge of tort litigation, is front-runner to be the next head of enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
At the Department of Health & Human Services, it’s confirmed that acting inspector general Joanne Chiedi will retire at the end of this month after 37 years in government service. Chiedi had been holding down the fort since previous inspector general Daniel Levinson resigned earlier this year. Chiedi’s office says Christi Grimm, Chiedi’s chief of staff, will be “acting principal deputy inspector general” until further notice — and this is the Trump Administration, so who knows when that might be.
Lucia Wind has joined Unisys as vice president and chief audit executive. Wind blew into the Washington-area government contractor from Ellucian, where she had also been chief audit executive.
In Chicago, pharmaceutical firm AbbVie has named Stacy Hornaday director of compliance. Hornaday comes to AbbVie after a few years in the life sciences advisory practice at Deloitte, and prior to that she was associate compliance director at Astellas Pharma.
Aparna Murthy has left her job as manager of corporate compliance at Fossil Group, which I know is a retailer but I’m insufficiently hip to shop there. Her next gig: vice president and business controls manager at Bank of America.
And we missed this until now, but in October Beili Wong was named chief internal auditor for the province of Ontario. Wong was previously the chief audit executive of LCBO, a retailer based in Canada.
Vendors and Service Providers
In Mexico City, Ayari Elizabeth Martín del Campo Díaz has joined consulting firm Comply Latam as senior consultant. She had previously been the Latin America compliance director for RB/Schiff Nutrition International.
The NHL says it will be implementing a new whistleblower reporting systems for players and team personnel after several scandals involving abusive conduct. Unclear whether the NHL has already selected a vendor or is going to put a project out to bid.
NAVEX Global just scooped up a whistleblower and incident management startup in Sweden, WhistleB. Purchase price undisclosed, alas. WhistleB is Navex’s third acquisition this year. Perhaps not a surprise, given all the whistleblower and anti-retaliation rules proliferating in Europe.
Open Req Orders
Covertus, a veterinary science company, is looking for a compliance operations manager. Job is based in Portland, Maine.
Leidos is looking for a compliance and investigations coordinator. Job is based in Reston, Va.
Zymergen, some sort of biotech startup, is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Emeryville, Calif.
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.