It’s a valentine to the compliance profession this week, with another huge Compliance Jobs Report! New hires at DraftKings, Cardinal Innovations, FLIR Systems, Pure and Natural Pet, and Analyst Hub, among many more. We also have some departures, a bunch of promotions — and our first-ever compliance career update from Greenland!
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 Hui Chen, who resigned on principle from the Justice Department in 2017 back before resigning from the department was cool, and is an outspoken advocate of strong corporate compliance programs everywhere. Chen has just been named chief integrity adviser for the state attorney general of Hawaii. Whether Chen will commute from her home in New York to Honolulu remains unclear. I say move to Hawaii.
Next, an update on Steven Martin, chief audit executive at the Dallas Independent School District. He just quit his job. We examined his case earlier this week, which looks suspiciously like the school district was trying to oust him after he uncovered questionable payments on construction contracts.
DraftKings, the online sports betting outfit based in Boston, continues to build out its compliance and business conduct function. The company has hired Christine Thurmond as director of responsible gaming, reporting to chief compliance officer Tim Dent. Thurmond comes to DraftKings from the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling. DraftKings also hired a new compliance director last month.
McKesson just promoted Jennifer Scalise-Mullett, from divisional director of compliance and ethics to director of investigations. She has been with McKesson since 2017.
In Charlotte, N.C., Amy Pendergast has joined Cardinal Innovations Healthcare as a senior compliance and privacy specialist. Pendergast previously worked at OrthoCarolina, where she was a compliance analyst.
Tufts Health Plan has hired Amanda Grebloski as a senior auditor. Grebloski comes to Tufts Health from Protiviti, where she worked in various consulting roles since 2016. Based in Boston.
Ross Fraser has a new job as manager of internal audit at FLIR Systems, based in Billerica, Mass. He comes to FLIR from Akamai Technologies, where he was also internal audit manager.
Mischa Lewis has a new role at Microsoft. He is now worldwide lead for sales compliance, and director of central controls and compliance. Lewis had previously been head of Asia-Pacific controls and compliance. Still based in Singapore.
J.P. Morgan Chase has given Elie Schreiber a new title: vice president and international client onboarding manager for commercial bank operations. Schreiber has been with J.P. Morgan in various roles for eight years, and previously was KYC/AML manager for commercial banking. Based in Chicago.
Pure and Natural Pet, a retailer of natural pet grooming products, has named Wendy Edelstein-Gonzaga to the newly created role of chief compliance officer. Edelstein-Gonzaga comes to Pure and Natural Pet from magazine publisher Conde Nast, where she was compliance and reporting director.
Breann McNeil is leaving her job at security firm Allegion, where she had been manager of the global ethics and compliance program since 2015. No word yet on what McNeil might do next, but she says Allegion did send her off with a great farewell.
Analyst Hub, an independent research infrastructure platform company in New York, has named Corey McBride chief compliance officer. McBride comes to Analyst Hub from Point 72 Asset Management, the investment fund run by Stephen A. Cohen. McBride had been head of European compliance for Point 72.
DHJJ Financial Advisers, a firm based in Naperville, Ill., has hired Samantha Bonamassa as chief compliance officer. Bonamassa takes over from managing principal Paul Minta, who had been CCO and an investment adviser for 14 years but the firm is growing so much it split the CCO function into a separate role. Bonamassa previously worked at Coast to Coast Compliance, a consulting firm.
Mark Hanna has joined Farm Credit Mid-America, an agribusiness credit union based in Louisville, Ky., as chief risk officer. Hanna comes to Farm Credit from John Deere Financial, where he worked in various credit risk management roles.
A promotion coming for Abby Craigmyle, who will be vice president of corporate compliance for CoxHealth starting April 1. Craigmyle has been assistant compliance officer and in-house counsel for CoxHealth since 2013. She succeeds Betty Breshears, who is retiring.
The Trump Administration has nominated Craig Leen to be inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management. Leen is currently director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Assuming Leen survives Senate confirmation, he would succeed Patrick McFarland, who has resigned. No word on who might therefore succeed Leen as director of OFCCP.
And for the first time ever, a compliance career update from Greenland! Tommy Ege Kristensen, head of HR for shipping company Royal Arctic Lines, has also just added the title of chief compliance officer. Normally we wouldn’t note a dual role like that (that’s also why we omit general counsels who are also CCOs) — but hey, how often do you get compliance news from Greeland?
Stefanie Schmitt is celebrating 20 years at Bank of America – Merrill Lynch, where lately she has been data protection officer and counsel for investment banking operations in Germany and Austria.
Vendors & Service Providers
Customer win: Workiva has landed Alcon, a global eye care business, which will use the Workiva platform for enterprise risk management and SOX compliance.
Open Req Orders
Juniper Networks is looking for a director of integrity and compliance for the Americas region. Job is based in Sunnyvale, Calif.
No official posting for this job yet, but anti-poverty group Mercy Corps says it will be hiring a chief ethics and compliance officer soon. This comes after an external review of allegations that the group’s founder (now deceased) committed sexual abuse in the 1990s. Mercy Corps is based in Portland, Oreg.
Autoliv, supplier of automotive safety equipment, is looking for a compliance program manager. Job is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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.