Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 3

Welcome to the first Compliance Jobs Report of the 2020s! We begin the year with news from Avis, Citizens Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, and elsewhere. We have three job openings from education to biotech to beer, and our Meme of the Week goes out to fans of the Mandalorian

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 begin with Avis Budget Group, where Jacki Cheslow has departed after 10 years as director of business ethics and compliance there. Cheslow, one of the nicest people in this business, says she will be leading the global compliance program for an organization in the nonprofit sector, but won’t say which one yet. Stay tuned. 

Keith Wilson has retired as deputy chief auditor of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board after 15 years on the job. Unclear right now whether he’ll land at some audit or technology firm in a cush senior adviser role or just enjoy retirement. We wish him well. 

Compliance jobsStephanie Bregy, previously head of legal and compliance in Central Europe for Novartis, has left that job to be general counsel at Swiss Federal Railways — which goes by the initials SBB, CFF, or FFS depending on which Swiss language you’re using. Bregy is based in Basel.

Citizens Bank just hired Kena Rogers as vice president and process engineer, working out of Dallas. Rogers comes to Citizens from Capital One, where she had been a senior risk manager for the past decade. 

Anders Meex Hvashovd, who has the most exotic name in all compliance, has joined Seadrill Management as chief compliance officer. He comes to Seadrill from DNO ASA, a Norweigan oil & gas concern, where he had been chief compliance officer for two years. 

Danielle Herrick has a new job as vice president of compliance and privacy for EMPLOYERS, a worker’s comp insurance business based in Nevada. Herrick comes to EMPLOYERS (yes, the name is all caps) from MetLife, where she had been head of U.S. compliance since 2018.

Charles Schwab has promoted Nicole Davis from manager to senior manager in its “first line risk management office.” Davis has been with Schwab managing first-line risks since last year. 

Johnson & Johnson has promoted Sergio Pinto senior director for third-party ethics and compliance in the Americas region. Pinto has been with J&J in various roles for more than 20 years, and is based in Sao Paolo. 

Gareth Austin has joined Glencore Energy as head of compliance, working in London. Austin previously worked at Deutsche Bank, where he had been a director of anti-corruption compliance.

Benjamin Floyd has left his job at Caesars Entertainment Corp., where he had been head of anti-money laundering and OFAC compliance. Currently hanging out his own shingle as a compliance consultant in Las Vegas. 

And in Korea, Samsung Group has announced the formation of a corporate compliance monitoring committee and named Kim Ji-Hyung, a former Supreme Court justice, as chairman. The committee will be comprised of outsiders, and is one of numerous reforms Samsung is making after a corruption scandal involving the company’s de facto boss, Jay Lee


Jason Cofield is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Abiomed

Vendors and Service Providers

Dell Technologies is apparently trying to sell of RSA Security, assuming Dell can find a buyer at the purchase price it wants. Dell inherited RSA several years ago when Dell acquired EMC, which had bought RSA a few years before that. So if you’re an RSA customer, prepare for change. Dell apparently wants a few billion dollars for RSA, so I’m not buying. 

Open Req Orders

Georgia Tech is looking for a director of ethics and compliance to work in its Atlanta campus. This is part of general counsel Ling-Ling Nie’s effort to expand and revamp Georgia Tech’s compliance program.

Zymergen, a biotech company in Silicon Valley, is looking for a chief compliance officer

MillerCoors is seeking a vice president of internal audit. Job is based in Milwaukee, Wisc. Must be not a beer snob.

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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