Compliance Jobs Report: April 3

First, we sympathize with everyone suffering job loss and economic privation these days, as this week’s unemployment numbers demonstrate so painfully. That said, the Compliance Jobs Report endures. We have several new hires and promotions to note; the perfect job opening for someone who wants to get away from it all; and our Meme of the Week goes out to Toby Keith fans.

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. We need your help to make the Report work, so send me some news! Read on… 

Compliance Jobs News

We begin with consulting firm Booz Hamilton, where Steve Brown has joined as chief audit executive. Brown comes to Booz after a stint as vice president of internal audit at PRGX, an audit consulting firm based in Atlanta. 

A promotion for Ivars Zukovskis, who went from head of compliance to chief compliance officer at BitFlyer Group, a financial services firm headquartered in Tokyo. Zukovskis is actually based in Luxembourg, and has been with BitFlyer since 2018.

Also a promotion for Rebecca Rehm at Olympus Corp. of the Americas. She has moved up from manager of business partner compliance to senior manager. Rehm has been with Olympus since 2017. 

In Memphis, Lara Cate Jordan has a new role at FedEx. She is now executive adviser to the general counsel for FedEx Logistics; she previously had been a senior compliance specialist for the company. Jordan has served in various roles at FedEx since 2013. 

Cytiva, now a subsidiary of Danaher and previously known as GE Life Sciences before Danaher scooped up the business, has named Marcos Sanz global compliance leader. He previously was chief compliance officer for the biopharma division of GE Healthcare, and honestly I’m not quite sure whether that biopharma division was the same thing as GE Life Sciences. Anyway, Sanz is in France and running the compliance show now.

Iris Gold has a new gig as head of aggregation at BNY Mellon in New York. Gold comes to Mellon from Wells Fargo, where she had been a compliance manager since 2018. 

Fresenius Medical Care North America just promoted Julie Basha from associate compliance specialist to compliance specialist II. She’s based in Boston.

Emily Smedley has joined Emergent Holdings, an IT services business in Michigan, as supervisor of corporate audit. Smedley comes to Emergent from Jackson, a rather blandly named financial services firm also in Michigan.

Lab equipment manufacturer Agilent Technologies has promoted Tania Saison to chief compliance officer. Saison has been with Agilent since 2013 in various legal, privacy, and compliance roles. 

In Concord, N.H., Concord Hospital has named Sheila Sarabia manager of audit and compliance. Sarabia previously worked at Northeast Delta Dental as compliance manager and as contracts administrator. 

In San Francisco, Megan Monroe-Coleman just joined one of those cryptocurrency outfits, OKCoin, as global chief compliance officer. She comes to OKCoin from Coinbase, another one of those cryptocurrency outfits, where she had been senior director of compliance.

Allianz Australia says Tara Laybutt will be its new chief risk officer, effective May 11. Laybutt comes to Allianz from Deloitte Australia, where she is a partner in the risk advisory practice. Prior to Deloitte, Laybutt was acting chief audit executive for Westpac. Laybutt succeeds Lori Callahan, who is retiring after 18 years with Allianz. 

And Ken Robinson, last seen as senior vice president of audit services at Exelon Corp., just turned up on the board of Paylocity, a cloud-based HR and payroll software firm in suburban Chicago. Earlier in Robinson’s career he was also global chief audit executive for Procter & Gamble

Vendors & Service Providers

Anyone remember Billy Jacobson, who was chief compliance officer at Weatherford International back in the early 2010s? Just joined law firm Allen Overy in its investigation practice. Had previously been hanging a shingle at Orrick & Sutcliffe

Hyperproof, a wittily named compliance software startup based near Seattle, just closed a $3 million round of funding. The money will go to perfecting the firm’s technology and peppering compliance professionals with sales outreach.

In British Columbia, Ed Wolson just joined risk consulting firm MNP as regional leader for enterprise risk services. Wolson comes to MNP from Crowe McKay, where he had been a leader in the advisory services practice. 

Open Req Orders

The State Department is looking for an anticorruption program adviser, apparently to develop an oversight program for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Job is based in Washington, D.C. New position, salary is $102,000 to $133,000 depending on experience. 

Transparency International is looking for a business integrity lead to help develop an integrity program with TI’s local chapters around the world. Job is based in Berlin.

And if you’re looking for something far-flung, the Pacific Community, a research organization based in New Caledonia (about 1,000 miles off the eastern coast of Australia), is looking for a head of internal audit and risk. Send me a postcard if you get this job.

Compliance 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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