Compliance Jobs Report: June 26

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has personnel moves at Cushman & Wakefield, Coloplast, Westpac, Credit Suisse, and a bundle of other businesses. Facebook is looking for a chief compliance officer, and our Meme of the Week goes out to everyone struggling with tight budgets, which is everyone.

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 real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. It just named Samantha Brabant compliance manager for North America. Brabant previously worked as compliance manager for Dover Corp. in Chicago, and is still based there. 

Casper Venbjerg Hansen has announced that he is leaving his job as global compliance chief for Coloplast. Starting in August he will join Ambu, a medical device company based in Denmark, where he will head up the compliance function. Hansen has been with Coloplast since 2016. 

Brenda Buetow has been named vice president of internal operations at Financial Center, a credit union based in Indianapolis. In that role she’s in charge of compliance, risk management, and policies & procedures thereof. Buetow comes to Financial Center after 18 years at Crowe, most recently as a senior manager in the risk consulting practice. 

compliance jobsAndrew Maldonado just turned up at Wells Fargo, working on enterprise controls and oversight. Maldonado had been hanging out at the Lyndon Group for the last year or so as a senior adviser; you might also remember him from his days at Western Digital or DirecTV earlier in his career. 

In Australia, financial firm Westpac has hired Nicole Biskop for its financial crimes compliance team, working in the consumer division. Biskop comes to Westpac from Volt Bank, where she had been head of financial crime risk. Westpac is neck-deep in an anti-money laundering crisis, so Biskop is likely to be mighty busy. 

Remember Carmen Wasserman, who ran compliance at Aerie Pharmaceuticals until last year? She’s now associate general counsel at Arbonne, a maker of skin care products based in Irvine, Calif. 

Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the NYSE, has promoted Joanne Rowe from corporate risk officer for North America to head of corporate risk for the global business. She succeeds Kevin McClear, who got kicked upstairs to be president of ICE Clear US. 

Credit Suisse has hired John Panagopoulos as managing director and head of financial crimes compliance for the Americas. Panagopoulos comes to Credit Suisse from HSBC, where he had also been head of U.S. financial crimes compliance. 

Jeff Hecker has joined Americold Logistics as director of compliance, working from Atlanta. Hecker comes to Americold after seven years as regional compliance officer for spirits maker Beam. One supposes that the company happy hours are a bit less fun now. 

Volvo Financial Services has promoted Brian Dumbill to chief risk officer, where he’ll oversee operational control and risk management for the firm. Dumbill has been with VFS for nearly 30 years, most recently as vice president of finance for the Americas. 

Charles Fletcher has a new role at Prisma Health, a nonprofit healthcare operator in South Carolina, as acute care compliance officer. Fletcher has been with Prisma since 2017 and previously had been CCO for Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shout to James Fries, who joined Wirecard as chief compliance officer on June 18 — and was named interim CEO the next day, as the payments firm disclosed that it had lost $2.1 billion and its long-time CEO Markus Braun had resigned. Braun is under arrest; Wirecard is in bankruptcy proceedings. Fries will have an awesome story to tell on the compliance conference circuit whenever those things start up again. 


Christina Frederique is celebrating one year as corporate compliance manager at Alivia Health in Puerto Rico. 

And sad news from broker-dealer regulator FINRA: its vice president of market regulation and transparency, Thomas Gira, passed away last week at age 58. Gira had been with FINRA since 1992. Cause of death was not disclosed. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Mitratech, a vendor of legal and compliance software, has acquired fellow software vendor CMPG, which sells vendor risk management products to financial services and healthcare firms. Purchase price undisclosed. 

Open Req Orders

Facebook is searching for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Menlo Park. Sounds like a thankless job to me, but quite a professional challenge.

USAA is looking for a risk and governance audit executive. Job is based in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Denver Health is seeking a director of compliance and internal audit. Job is based in, you guessed it, Denver. 

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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