Compliance Jobs Report: May 8 

The Compliance Jobs Report has deep sympathy for everyone suffering unemployment today. As surreal as it may seem, however, we’re happy to present our largest jobs report ever — dozens of compliance professionals promoted or landing new jobs, across a range of industries and countries. Our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone performing risk assessments.

A special thanks this week to all the compliance people sending me tips and links to keep this report going. We need your help to make the Report work, so send me some news! If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn.

Compliance Jobs News

We begin at Juniper Networks, which just promoted Bill Burtis to be chief compliance officer. Burtis had previously been senior director of integrity and compliance at the company since 2016. He picks up the CCO title from Mike Ward, who had been Juniper’s chief risk and compliance officer in the late 2010s while the company cleaned up FCPA charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission. After Juniper settled the case last summer, Ward peaced out to Vinson & Elkins as a partner in its compliance practice. 

Juniper also recently hired Martin Espinosa as chief audit executive. Espinosa comes to Juniper after five years as CAE at NortonLifeLock, successor firm to Symmantec. Some of you may also remember Espinosa from his days as audit boss at Polycom and at Electronic Arts before that.

Texas State University recently announced two hires to beef up its compliance program. Bobby Mason has joined as the university’s first-ever chief compliance officer, responsible for compliance with Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal laws. Mason comes to Texas State from the University of Oklahoma, where he had been chief compliance officer. Texas State has also hired Kristina Morales to handle compliance with the Clery Act, the law requiring colleges and universities to disclose crime statistics. Morales previously worked at Texas A&M International University, where she was the Clery Act compliance officer. 

compliance jobsIn Washington, D.C., Mary Blatch has joined the CFA Institute as regulatory counsel and data privacy officer. Blatch comes to the CFA from the Association of Corporate Counsel, where she had been associate general counsel. 

In San Diego, Acadia Pharmaceuticals has hired Adrienne Thompson as senior director and compliance counsel. Thompson was last seen at Halozyme Pharmaceuticals, also in San Diego, where she held a similar role until early this year. 

Katie Alldian just joined Peloton Interactive, working on its technology, risk, and compliance team. Alldian had spent the prior eight years at Deloitte in roles, mostly on Deloitte’s technology and risk practices. Peloton, by the way, just reported a killer first-quarter as everyone is stuck at home exercising; nice bit of good timing on Alldian’s part. has hired Femi Thomas as chief compliance officer, working out of the company’s European offices in the Netherlands. Thomas spent the previous three years at Nokia, most recently as global head of ethics and business integrity. We also presume Thomas will work with Eduardo Andrade, global ethics and compliance officer for’s parent company. 

NextClinics International, a healthcare firm in Germany, has named Beatriz Bottner its group head of compliance, quality, and risk. Bottner joins NextClinics from Diaverum, a Swedish healthcare business, where she had been global head of risk, compliance, and sustainability. 

Also in Germany: Portola Pharmaceuticals has named Ruth Essig compliance manager for Europe. Essig previously worked at Celgene Corp. for six years in several Europe-based healthcare compliance roles. 

Cryptocurrency startup Circle just promoted Loucas Anagnostou from lead AML analyst to manager of regulatory and compliance risk management. Anagnostou has been with the Boston-based fintech firm since 2018.

In London, Astellas Pharma has hired Andrew Daniels as vice president for compliance excellence and transformation, which is an awesome title. (“Hi, I’m vice president for excellence.”) He comes to Astellas after five years at GSK, most recently as transformation director for export markets. 

Speaking of GSK: the company just moved Chris Royal into a new role as vice president of ethics and compliance for the U.S. and global oncology. Royal has been with GSK since 2013, and previously had been VP of ethics and compliance for emerging markets. 

GSK also just rehired Tina Filler as regulatory compliance program manager down in its North Carolina offices. Filler had previously worked in GSK in 2016-2018 in a few different compliance roles. 

More moving around in the ethics and compliance function at Boeing: in Dubai, Ahmed Hassan has a new role as director of ethics and business conduct for Boeing International. Hassan had been Mideast regional ethics and business conduct leader. 

Home furniture manufacturer Jeld-Wen has promoted Pat Ryder, from compliance paralegal to manager of corporate compliance. Ryder joined Jeld-Wen last year. 

Our first-ever personnel news from Belarus! The Servolux Group, a food conglomerate there, has named Alexander Voskanyan group head of internal control and audit. Voskanyan comes to Servolux from VEON (the successor to FCPA-scandalized VimpelCom), where he had been head of internal control for Russia business operations since 2017.

Ambev, a Brazilian-based subsidiary of beer giant AB InBev, has re-assigned Taissa Licatti from head of ethics and compliance to global risk management director. Licatti has been with Ambev in various roles since 2016.

Remember Hugh Bigwood, head of compliance at Rio Tinto in the 2010s? He just turned up at the British healthcare firm EverCare as general counsel (and chief compliance officer, but we frown on the dual GC-CCO thing). Bigwood had spent the last 18 months at LivaNova, where he had been chief ethics and integrity officer. 

STRAIT, a financial firm in Texas that supports private equity firms, has named Michael Barakat senior compliance associate. Barakat was last seen as chief compliance officer at AIG Retirement Services; he left that role last year. 

Allison Pineau-Good has a new role as chief compliance officer for the steam power division at GE Power. She had previously been global compliance program officer and enterprise risk manager for the division. Pineau-Good has been with GE Power since 2015. 

Southeast Health, a hospital system in Alabama, has hired Drew Williamsen as chief compliance officer. Williamsen comes to Southeast from the Toledo Clinic in (you guessed it) Toledo, Ohio, where he was corporate compliance officer. 

Kim Sherwood has joined Delaware’s Division of Public Health as a compliance analyst. She previously worked for the state’s administration as a management analyst.

And from all the way down in Australia, Kevin Lewis has announced that he will step down as chief compliance officer of the Australian Stock Exchange this summer and retire in 2022. Janine Ryan, deputy general counsel at the exchange, will succeed Lewis as CCO on July 1.  


Todd Edwards is celebrating five years at American Bureau of Shipping, where he is global director of ethics and compliance. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Adrian Mebane has left the Patterson Cos., where he had been interim compliance officer for nine months, to be a principal at PwC. Some of you might also remember Mebane from his days as deputy general counsel at Hershey Co. in the mid-2010s. 

Oyster Consulting, a consulting firm that courts financial services firms, has hired Jeffrey Hiller as head of the firm’s compliance practice. Hiller had been teaching lately, but he spent 10 years as chief compliance officer at Principal Global Investors, leaving in 2018. 

Vendor news: Steele Compliance Solutions has just launched PolicyManager, a new policy management product

Open Req Orders

IFG Companies is looking for a chief compliance and regulatory officer. Job is based in Hartford, Conn. 

Coloplast is seeking a compliance officer for North America. Job is based in Minneapolis. 

Zoetis is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in New Jersey. Fun fact: Zoetis is the last company alphabetically in the S&P 500. 

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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