Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 17

Another huge Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have new hires at DraftKings, ING, McKesson, and CyberArk; promotions at USAA, Flower Foods, Stryker, and elsewhere. Plus a few job openings, and our Meme of the Week goes out to the Houston Astros.

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

H.L. Rogers, formerly the chief ethics and compliance officer at Millicom, just joined South Korean e-commerce business Coupang as its senior VP for administration. If Coupang sounds familiar, that’s because it is where Jay Jorgensen ended up as general counsel last year after his years as global head of compliance at Walmart. Prior to Millicom, Rogers was a partner at law firm Sidley Austin, which is also where Jorgensen once worked. It’s a small world after all.

Speaking of Walmart — Arvest Bank, also headquartered in Bentonville, Ark., has promoted Renee Huffaker chief compliance officer. Huffaker has been with Arvest for five years as a senior compliance manager. She succeeds Cara James, who was promoted to chief risk officer in December. Kudos to Arvest for internal promotions.

The city of Fort Worth, Texas, just named Kim Neal as monitor for the police department, tasked with reviewing the department’s policies and procedures. Neal comes to Fort Worth from the Citizens Complaint Authority in Cincinnati, where she held a similar police oversight role. 

John DiThomas (“J.D.” to his friends) has been named compliance director at DraftKings, one of those online sports betting outfits. DiThomas comes to DraftKings from Circle, an online payments business, where he was director of compliance risk management since 2018. He is based in Boston.

In San Antonio, insurance giant USAA just promoted Becki Berkeley to senior business risk and controls adviser. Berkeley has been with USAA in various internal control roles since 2017. 

Diana Trevley has joined CyberArk, a Boston-based IT security firm, as senior counsel for global compliance. Trevley previously was a partner at Spark Compliance Consulting for several years where she worked with the inimitable Kristy Grant-Hart

Stryker, the medical equipment company, has promoted Arpit Gupta from compliance officer to compliance director in India. Gupta has been with Stryker since 2015 in various compliance roles. 

Dutch bank ING has named Markus Schulz global head of change management and financial crimes compliance, which is quite a title. Schulz previously worked at Standard Chartered Bank as global head of financial crimes compliance and controls. 

In Brazil, vendor financing business DLL has hired Gustavo Minghelli as a compliance specialist. Minghelli joins DLL from Sicredi, where he had also been a compliance specialist. 

Jimmy Carlsson has a new role at the Swedish conglomerate Scania Group. Carlsson went from risk and compliance manager in Scania’s financial services unit to export control and risk officer in the sales & marketing function. Still based in Sweden.

Teleflex, a medical tech firm based in Pennsylvania, has promoted Lacey Daugherty from North America compliance officer to deputy compliance officer. 

Paula Barton Mann has joined healthcare giant McKesson as vice president. Of exactly what, Barton’s LinkedIn profile doesn’t say, but since she previously was senior director of corporate compliance at healthcare equipment company DaVita we’re guessing she’s still in the game. 

The Trump Administration has nominated John Johnson to be the next inspector general of the Federal Communications Commission. Johnson is currently a lawyer at Covington and Burling. His appointment needs Senate confirmation, and Lord only knows when that will happen; but when it does he will succeed David Hunt, who has been the FCC IG since 2011 and will stay on the job until Johnson arrives. 

Great Rock Capital, a lender to middle-market businesses, has named Kathleen Auda as chief risk officer. Auda comes to Great Rock from GE Capital, where she had been chief risk officer in the industrial finance finance division since 2016. 

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has promoted Jamie Lee Principe to deputy chief compliance officer. Principle has been with Levine Leichtman, which is based in New York, since 2014.

Flowers Foods has promoted Stephanie Tillman from chief compliance officer to chief legal counsel. Tillman has been with the Tallahassee, Fla., company since 1995.

Lusiné Yeghiazaryan, vice president of internal audit for GoPro, has joined the board of SADA, a privately held business and tech consulting firm based in Los Angeles. No word yet on what board committee Yeghiazaryan might join, but one assumes the audit committee is a top candidate. 

Proshare Nigeria, a financial data and news firm in (you guessed it) Nigeria, has named Ayomikun Sogunro chief compliance officer. Sogunro has already been working at Proshare as in-house legal counsel, and will now oversee the firm’s anti-corruption policies and procedures. Proshare also proudly announced that it has joined Business Action Against Corruption, a Nigerian anti-corruption coalition. 

We close two bits of news from regulator world… 

First, Leandra English has joined the New York Department of Financial Services as part of the DFS senior leadership team. English’s exact portfolio is still unclear, but she will report directly to DFS superintendent Linda Lacewell. You may recall English was deputy director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the start of the Trump Administration, and had a brief court battle over whether she became acting director when President Trump muscled out her boss, Richard Cordray. Spoiler alert: she lost. 


And SEC commissioner Robert Jackson will leave his post on Feb. 14 to resume teaching at New York University. Jackson, a Democratic appointee, joined the Commission in 2018 and made waves with his excellent, data-driven critiques of SEC chairman Jay Clayton’s policy proposals. With Jackson gone the Republicans will have a 3-to-1 tilt at the agency, although word on the street is that Trump will nominate Jackson’s aide Caroline Crenshaw to succeed him. 

Vendors & Service Providers

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council has named Donna Westerman chief executive officer. Westerman comes to the SPLC from Verisk Maplecroft, a risk consulting firm, where she was vice president of ESG global risk. 

Investigations and consulting firm Exiger just hired Peter Viksnins as associate managing director. 

Open Req Orders

Home Depot is looking for a corporate compliance manager. Job is based in Atlanta. 

The Ohio School Employees Retirement System is looking for a chief audit executive. Job is based in Columbus, Ohio. Pay is $135,000 to $160,000.

UCare, a health insurance firm in Minnesota, is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Minneapolis. 

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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