Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 24

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at Booz Allen, University of Oregon, LifePoint Health, and more. A bundle of internal promotions to note this week too; some unwelcome news for two ex-auditors at Wells Fargo, and the usual intriguing job openings and our Meme of the Week.

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 Joel Katz, a long-time voice in corporate compliance. He just joined Booz Allen Hamilton as chief ethics and compliance officer, based in New York. Katz previously did a stint as CCO at Resideo, and earlier in his career was chief ethics and compliance officer at CA Technologies

The University of Oregon has a new chief audit executive: Leah Ladley, who will start work on Feb. 26. Ladley comes to the university from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where she was also CAE. She will report to both the university president and the board of trustees. 

German machinery manufacturer Krones AG has moved Welf Kramer into a new role as head of corporate governance, compliance, and sustainability. Kramer has been with Krones for seven years and previously was vice president of compliance. 

Remember Lisa Estrada, who stepped down as chief compliance officer for Fresenius Medical Care North America late last year? Just turned up at LifePoint Health in Nashville as chief compliance officer. We wish her well in the new gig.

Kris Watts, director of compliance at AT&T in Dallas, just added digital privacy to his portfolio. Otherwise it’s business as usual.

Novartis has promoted Kfir Manor in Israel, from risk assessment and monitoring lead for Europe to global monitoring manager. 

Ted Hobson is retiring as chief compliance officer of JEA, an electric utility in Jacksonville, Fla. His departure comes amid fierce public scrutiny of the utility and the resignations or firings of the CEO, CFO, and general counsel. Hobson had been CCO there for eight years. 

Some of you in Britain might remember Claire Powell, last seen as risk and compliance director for Willis Towers Watson from 2016 through 2018. She just turned up as interim chief risk officer for McGill & Partners, still in London.

Cecilia Abe has a new role at Sanofi, moving from head of business ethics and integrity for Latin America to a similar role for Japan and Asia-Pacific. She also moved from Panama to Singapore. Abe has been with Sanofi since 2012.

Charles Sturt University, located in Wagga Wagga, Australia (in any other country I’d say that name is made-up, but this is Australia so of course it’s real) has named Marcos Tabacow director of risk and compliance. Tabacow comes to CSU after three years as a teacher and researcher at Monash University, where he studied governance and integrity issues. 

GRAIL, a biotech firm in San Diego that apparently left the caps-lock key on when they chose the name, has tapped Matt Wetzel as associate general counsel for compliance. Wetzel comes to GRAIL from law firm Akin Gump, where he was a senior associate.

Promoted: Toby Srihiran Brown, at MetLife, to chief audit executive of the whole firm. Brown has lately been chief operating officer of MetLife Japan. Brown succeeds Karl Erhardt, who will move to a new role focusing on data management for better analytics across the whole firm. 

Elizabeth Cooley has joined U.S. Post Acute Care in suburban Seattle as vice president of compliance and risk. Cooley comes to Post Acute from ERMI, a medical device company in Atlanta, where she had been chief compliance officer for the last 18 months or so. 

And the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority just hired a bunch of people for security, compliance, audit, and investigations roles. Among the names: Cindy Morgan Kim will be the transit system’s chief ethics officer; she comes to the LA-MTA from Florida Atlantic University, where she was chief ethics and compliance officer. Also, Shalonda Baldwin will be interim chief auditor; she has been with the agency in various project management roles since 2014.


Perhaps not quite the milestone a compliance or audit professional would like, but anyway: banking regulators have charged two former top audit executives at Wells Fargo for failing to address its misconduct there in the 2010s. David Julian, Wells’ former chief audit executive, is facing a $2 million fine; Paul McLinko, former executive audit director, is looking at a $500,000 fine. Both may also face additional restrictions on working in the banking industry. Radical Compliance will have a whole post about this case on Monday.

Geert Vermeulen, one of the leading compliance voices in the Netherlands, just received the National Compliance Award from the Nederland Compliance Instituut for his service to the professional. Well-deserved!

Vendors & Service Providers

In India, Chetan Lunkar has left his role as ethics and compliance consultant for Dell to join local consulting firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas as director of forensics and dispute services. 

Open Req Orders

Hikma Pharmaceuticals is looking for a compliance officer. Job is based, like so many other things pharma, in New Jersey. 

Cornell University is looking for a university policy director. Job is based in Ithaca, N.Y.

CoinMover, which apparently is working on ATM access for cryptocurrency, is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Boston. “Compensation and equity are very negotiable,” the company says, “although we regret we’re unable to give all newly hired employees a Maserati.” Hmmm. 

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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