Compliance Jobs Report: Mar. 13

Coronavirus may be here, but that will not disrupt the spirit of the corporate compliance community today. We have the Compliance Jobs report as usual, with promotions at Huntington Ingalls and elsewhere, new hires (in pharma and healthcare, as it so happens), and a few intriguing job openings. Our meme of the week goes out to all you SOX 404 enthusiasts. 

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 Huntington Ingalls, largest shipbuilder for the U.S. military. The company is promoting chief compliance officer Chad Boudreaux to chief legal officer, effective April 1. Boudreaux is succeeding Kellye Walker, who recently left Huntington. Boudreaux has been with the company since 2011. 

In Lansing, Mich., John Hayden has been named vice president of compliance and audit and chief privacy officer at Sparrow Health System. Hayden comes to Sparrow from McLaren Health Care, where he was corporate director of subsidiary compliance. 

Capitala Group, a registered investment adviser that provides funding to middle-market companies, has named Nicole Vipperman vice president of compliance. Prior to joining Capitala, Vipperman was chief compliance officer at Hollencrest Capital Management

David Ewes has a new job as U.K. compliance director for Kyowa Kirin, a Japanese pharmaceutical firm. Ewes comes to Kyowa Kirin from Chugai Pharma Europe, where he’d also been head of compliance  

Promoted: Magalie Ferreira Alves, from compliance staffer to compliance manager, at Airbus. Based in Toulouse, France. 

Macatawa Bank, a community bank based in Holland, Mich., has hired Justin Van Beek as chief risk officer. He’ll oversee the usual: risk management, compliance, internal audit. Van Beek comes to Macatawa from First National Bank of America in East Lansing, Mich. 

Standard Chartered has promoted Eng Tian Cheong to be associate director of anti-financial crimes compliance for the global banking and commercial banking division. Cheong has held various anti-corruption and compliance roles there since 2017.

In the United Arab Emirates, Sanjay Singh has joined the Al-Ansari Exchange as deputy head of compliance and anti-money laundering. Singh was last seen as chief compliance officer of Dunia Finance, a role he left in October. Here’s hoping he enjoyed the time off. 

While we’re in the UAE: Ajman Bank has named Majdi Darwish chief audit executive. Darwish comes to Ajman from Sharjah Islamic Bank, where he had been head of operations audit since 2012. 

Back in the United States, Samantha Molleda has been named director of compliance for Westchester Medical Center in Suffern, N.Y. Molleda was previously corporate compliance specialist at Valley Health System in Paramus, N.J.

And in regulator world, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has named two new members to its Emerging Issues Task Force: Kevin McBride, corporate controller at Intel; and Jeffrey Nickell, partner at Deloitte. So if any new issues in financial reporting are driving you nuts, call them. 


Rena Moakeh is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Dematic, a logistics business based in Atlanta. 

Claudia Hernández Laclette is celebrating five years at Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, where she directs Latin America compliance. 

Vendors & Service Providers

For all you data analytics and financial reporting types, please bid a fond farewell to Joe Howell, who retired from Workiva after co-founding the company 12 years ago. Howell also co-founded the SOX Professionals Group and the SEC Professionals Group; and is a true enthusiast of all things audit and compliance. He was always a pleasure to see. 

And we didn’t notice this until now, but David Simon, a partner at law firm Foley & Lardner who works in compliance and investigations, has founded an international network of compliance-focused law firms called Concilium Global Compliance. So if your compliance program is in trouble on a global scale, Simon and his friends are ready to help. 

Open Req Orders

Applied Materials is looking for a senior director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Santa Clara, Calif. 

AtriCure is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Minneapolis. 

And the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is looking to hire a director of sponsored programs and research compliance. Job is based in, of course, Wilmington, N.C. Sure, the NCAA playoffs are canceled and campuses are closing, but still — go Seahawks!

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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