Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 10

The Compliance Jobs Report is huge this week, with lots of people announcing new roles to start their year. We have news from Wells Fargo, Citi, IEEE, DXC Technology, Holland & Knight, and many more, including a bunch of European compliance moves. Our Meme of the Week goes out to crazy cat ladies. 

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, in regulator world: Justice Department deputy assistant attorney general Matthew Miner is returning to private practice at his old law firm, Morgan Lewis. Miner had been at the Justice Department since 2018 overseeing the Fraud Section. He helped draft the overhaul of the departments guidance on effective compliance programs, and gave various speeches along the way on the legal and compliance conference circuits. No word yet on a possible successor to Miner, but the Fraud Section recently installed Robert Zink as its full-time chief so your angst about FCPA enforcement remains in good hands.

Karla Valdes, who had been head of compliance for Credit Suisse in Mexico for a few years, says she is now on sabbatical. Unclear for how long, but rock on, Valdes! Enjoy it as long as you can.

Citi just nabbed Michelle Ranum as senior vice president and senior ethics officer. Ranum had been ethics officer for the city of Dallas (that’s in Texas) for the last two years. She previously held compliance and policy jobs at and Aerojet Rocketdyne, among other places. 

The awesomely named Peapack-Gladstone Bank, a community bank in Bedminster, N.J., has promoted Maureen Hemhauser to chief risk officer and head of compliance. Hemhauser has been with the bank as chief compliance officer since 2015. 

And at the big end of banking, Wells Fargo has hired Price Sloan as chief strategic enterprise risk officer. Wells says Sloan will “oversee certain interrelated risks across the enterprise” and report to chief risk officer Mandy Norton. Sloan comes to Wells Fargo from TD Bank, where he has lately been head of acquisition integration and worked in operational risk management. 

ScotiaBank just promoted Erika Postel to director of AML program delivery for its consumer banking division. Postel has been with ScotiaBank since 2011 and previously was a senior audit manager for AML issues. She’s based in Toronto. 

A spate of personnel news from Europe… 

Anita Schieffer has returned to Siemens as chief compliance officer. Schieffer had worked at Siemens for 15 years, rising to be compliance officer for core and global services. She left in 2018 to pull a stint at Pohlmann & Co., a consulting firm; now she’s back as CCO, working in Munich. 

In Greece, George Zeris just turned up at the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, where he is director of internal audit. Zeris comes to Hellenic Republic from Perseus SA, where he also ran internal audit; although close observers of the Greek internal audit scene might know him from his 11 years running governance and internal audit at Frigoglass

The Segezha Group, a paper and forest products business in Russia, has named Marina Okrugina director of operational audit. Okrugina previously worked at the Medis Group as a project director for internal audit. 

Rita Eugénio has joined BancoBPI, a bank in Portugal, to work on its AML compliance team. She comes to the bank from Ernst & Young, where she had been a manager in the financial services advisory practice in Lisbon.

In Belgium, Rodrigo Cunha has a new role at Anheuser-Busch — moving from global ethics and compliance director to global director of digital ethics. Cunha has been with AB since 2015. 

OK, enough Europe. Elsewhere in the world… 

Law firm Holland & Knight has hired Diane Del Re as data privacy and compliance manager. Del Re comes to the firm from Amgen, where she spent a few years as a senior manager for governance, assurance, and risk. 

Christine Hanz just landed a job in IT auditing at an undisclosed company. Hanz has done contract auditing work for various firms around Atlanta for a few years. We know the undisclosed bit is probably part of the employment contract, but we’ll just pretend she’s working for a spy service. 

Bechtel Corp. has named Raed Omar Sbeit head of continuous improvement for the firm’s Saudi Arabia operations. Sbeit joins Bechtel after 20 years at Verizon in various business process improvement roles. Looks like he’ll be splitting his time between the Kingdom and Dallas. 

DXC Technology, an IT services firm based in suburban Washington, has named Carla Christofferson chief risk officer. She’ll be in charge of DXC’s ethics and compliance function, as well as operational resilience and cybersecurity preparedness. Prior to DXC Christofferson was chief legal officer at AECOM

Jacob Beier has joined Careem, a ride-hailing startup, as senior compliance manager, working in Saudi Arabia. Beier joins Careerm from Promontory Financial Group, where he had been a compliance officer and program auditor.

Title change: Chad Frank, previously senior vice president of compliance and risk at PaymentsFirst, is now executive vice president

Johnson & Johnson has promoted Nancy Sobeh, from lead specialist in testing and monitoring to manager of global assessment and consulting. Sobeh for J&J from Dubai.

And Jacki Cheslow, who announced last week that she was leaving Avis Budget Group after 13 years, says she has joined IEEE, the worldwide trade association for engineers, as global compliance lead

Open Req Orders

Kyriba, a tech firm that handles corporate treasury management, is looking for a global director of ethics & compliance. Job is based in San Diego. 

If you want a break from big corporate, StoneTurn, a consulting firm, is looking for a senior consultant in compliance and monitoring. Job is based in Denver.

USAA is looking for a senior business controls manager. Job is based in San Antonio, Texas.

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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