Compliance Jobs Report: June 5

Another gut-busting Compliance Jobs Report this week! Changing of the CCO guard at Citigroup and at Daimler; a bundle of appointments in Brazil; new hires at FINRA, Zoll Medical, Bronx Honda (our first car dealership in the report!) and lots more. Plus, our Meme of the Week goes out to Downton Abbey fans. 

As always, thank you 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 with Citigroup, where chief compliance officer Mark Carawan is retiring next week. He had been with the bank for eight years. Succeeding him as CCO will be Mary McNiff, chief executive of Citibank N.A., the firm’s largest banking division. 

Remember back in March when Daimler announced that chief compliance officer Olaf Schick was shipping out to be CFO of the auto giant’s China operations? Now we know the new chief compliance officer: Wolfgang Bartels, who will take over as CCO and head of compliance on July 1. Bartels joined Daimler in 2007 and since last year has been head of legal for the Mercedes-Benz unit. 

Molly Finn, chief compliance officer at eBay for the last two years, has joined the board of directors for the World Food Program USA, the U.S. unit of the U.N. World Food Program. Here’s hoping she lands on the audit committee. 

From down in Australia, word reaches us that Tom McLeod is the new chief audit and risk officer at RMIT University in Melbourne. McLeod had previously been head of risk for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. He also happens to be quite thoughtful about the future of the audit profession, if you’re ever in Melbourne and looking to talk shop on that subject.

Molson-Coors Beverage Co. (they make beer, you know) has promoted Tom Martinez, from forensics and audit manager to senior manager of forensic audit and data analytics. 

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs has promoted Mario Miszalski, from compliance director for EMEA to senior compliance director. He presumably is picking up some duties that had belonged to James Swift, who had been senior director for EMEA until Swift left the company for a gig at ByteDance.

A few compliance personnel items from Brazil… 🇧🇷

UBS has promoted Fernando Ribeiro, from compliance and operational risk control officer to head of compliance and internal controls for Brazil and for wealth management across Latin America. Ribeiro has been with UBS since 2016.

Telecom firm Allied Brasil has named Geyson Giglio director of audit and compliance. Giglio had been director of compliance for Hospital Sírio-Libanês, one of the largest hospitals in the country. 

And Renata Cunha Giuliani has joined Akamai Technologies as Latin America compliance officer, working in Sao Paolo. She comes to Akamai from Grupo EcoRodovia, where she had been compliance officer for the last two years. 

OK, moving on from Brazil… 

Susan Petras Novak has left her job as director of corporate compliance at Celgene, to be director of global medical affairs governance for Daiichi Sankyo. Still based in New Jersey., a startup in Hong Kong that does some cryptocurrency financial services thing, has named Antonio Alvarez chief compliance officer. Prior to joining, Antonio was vice president of compliance at Coinbase and led the AML program there. 

Bronx Honda, a car dealership serving the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, has named Marie Jacob chief compliance officer. Jacob comes to Bronx Honda after 20 years as an employment lawyer in New York, including an eight-year stint at Time-Warner. Pretty sure this is the first car dealership ever mentioned in the Jobs Report. 

Bobby Butler has joined Renesas Electronics in Florida as senior manager for global trade compliance. Butler comes to Renesas from Superior Energy Services in Houston, where he had been North America ethics and compliance officer. 

Bunq, which breathlessly bills itself as “bank of the free,” has named Simeon Petkov head of compliance, working in Bulgaria. Petkov was previously head of compliance for Iute Credit, a financial services firm in Moldova. 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has promoted Pamela Lonzer, from associate director of compliance and controls to director. Lonzer has been at Alexion for two years. 

Roche has named Fabiana Morette-Lattea compliance officer for Europe and North America. Morette-Lattea had been working with Roche for a few years in a compliance consulting role. 

Insurance giant Assurant Corp. has promoted Todd Holmes, from vice president of internal audit services to chief audit executive. Holmes has been working at Assurant since 2009.

Rival insurance giant CNO Financial has promoted Karen DeToro to chief risk officer. DeToro had been chief actuary at the firm since last year; before CNO she worked at New York Life. She succeeds Tim Bischof, who is leaving the firm to pursue another opportunity. 

In Seattle, Alpa Parikh has joined software firm SmartSheet as senior director of internal audit. Parikh was last seen at Puget Sound Energy, where she had been chief audit executive until last fall. She’s also on the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Seattle chapter. 

FINRA, the regulator for broker-dealer firms, has named Denise Dombay its next chief audit executive. She will transition into the role over the next several months, succeeding current audit chief Michael Hourigan. Dombay had been running a swim school in Maryland for the last few years, and earlier in her career she held top audit jobs at BrightView Landscapes and Marriott International

Los Angeles-based hospital system Prospect Medical Holdings has named Joshua Freeman vice president of compliance. Freeman comes to Prospect from One Medical Group in San Francisco, where he had been compliance officer. 

Jonathan Turner has accepted a job as chief compliance officer at Zoll Medical, starting later this month. Turner also says that means his soon-to-be-former job, as vice president of compliance for Smith & Nephew, is now open. Interested parties can apply to S&N online


Matt Galvin, global head of ethics and compliance for AB InBev, has been named vice-chair of the anti-corruption committee at the OECD

Joe Wilson is celebrating one year at Wells Fargo, where he works on risk management and privacy issues. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Lisette Kaska just turned up at Meritain Health in Atlanta, working as a compliance consultant. Kaska was last seen at UnitedHealthcare, where she had been associate compliance director until she left the company last fall. 

Robert Schmollinger has left his job at MicroStrategy, where he had been vice president of internal audit since 2016, to work as an independent consultant. Hanging his shingle in Washington, D.C.

Domenick Claudio is doing SOX compliance and consulting work, after leaving his job as audit manager and SOX compliance chief at Resideo for the last 18 months. Claudio also previously ran financial compliance at Estee Lauder

Alan Levesque, who stepped down as chief compliance officer of Raytheon in April, has joined consulting firm Ankura as a senior managing director. Working out of Washington, D.C.

Rocco deGrasse, long-time anticorruption consultant and man about town in Chicago, has joined FTI Consulting as a senior managing director. DeGrasse comes to FTI from the Claro Group, although you may also know him from many years working for Deloitte

Telecom equipment maker Ericsson says Andreas Pohlmann, of Pohlmann & Co. Compliance and Governance Advisory, has been appointed compliance monitor for the company. Ericsson settled FCPA charges late last year with $1 billion in disgorgement and penalties. 

Compliance vendor Vigilant has changed its name to Illumis. Still trying to sell software for tracking political contributions.  

Open Req Orders

Akzo Nobel is looking for a director of integrity and compliance. Job is based in Amsterdam. 

U.S. Dermatology Partners is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Dallas. 

Designer Brands is in the market for a director of internal audit. Job is based in Columbus, Ohio. 

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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