Compliance Jobs Report: July 24

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from the US Olympic Committee and Brazilian mining giant Vale, among others; and the long-time head of the Institute of Internal Auditors is retiring. We have a few intriguing job openings too, plus our Meme of the Week.

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 the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which just hired Holly Shick as its first-ever chief ethics and compliance officer. Shick joins the USOPC after four years as head of consumer financial crimes compliance at Goldman Sachs, and prior to that had eight years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Utah and Washington, D.C. At the USOPC, Shick will work to implement better standards for national governing bodies of various sports, more than a few of which (looking at you, USA Gymnastics) have been mired in ethical scandal recently. 

Speaking of scandal-plagued organizations, Brazilian mining giant Vale has named Denis Cuenca chief compliance officer. Cuenca comes to Vale from Ultrapar, a Brazilian oil firm, where he had been director of risk, compliance, and audit since 2008. Vale, you may recall, operated a dam in Brazil that burst in 2019 due to poor safety operations, killing 270 people. So it has some ethics and compliance work to do. 

In Texas, Baylor University just gave a field promotion to Zoe Nagle, senior director of university compliance and risk; she’ll be interim chief compliance and risk officer until further notice. 

DraftKings, an online sports betting operation based in Boston, has named Bryan Esposito director of compliance and risk. Esposito previously worked at Citizens Bank, where he had been vice president in the ethics and compliance office. Let’s all bet that this year’s professional sports are a mess. 

BCG International, a subsidiary of Boston Scientific, has named Carmela Dellinger director of compliance. Dellinger comse to BCG from Teva Pharmaceuticals, where she had been director of global and commercial compliance. She’s based in Philadelphia. 

Joseph Schifano, head of compliance for the last six years at high-frequency trading firm Tower Research Capital, just left that gig. He is now head of regulatory affairs for Eventus Systems, which apparently sells trading surveillance software. 

Harbour Trust Co., a wealth management firm based in Michigan City, Ind., has named Martha Wargo Oprea chief compliance officer. Oprea previously worked as vice president for compliance and risk management at MutualBank in nearby Mishawaka, Ind. 

And MedLine Industries just announced two compliance-related personnel moves. Sujata Dayal has been named global chief compliance officer, operating out of Chicago; she joins MedLine after six years at Johnson & Johnson as vice president for healthcare compliance and privacy. Meanwhile, Quan Doan has joined MedLine’s operations in Vietnam as ethical sourcing auditor. He comes to MedLine from JLC Sourcing & Services, where he had been senior compliance coordinator. 

Vendors & Service Providers


Big news from the Institute of Internal Auditors: long-time CEO Richard Chambers has announced that he will retire in March 2021. Chambers has been head of the IIA since January 2009, and is a formidable voice in the auditing field. The IIA says it will conduct a global search for his successor. (Chambers announced his departure just days after the IIA unveiled an update to its famed Three Lines of Defense model, by the way.) 

Way up in Alaska, Miranda Strong has left her job as chief ethics and compliance officer for the Bering Straits Native Corp. to join the Lane Powell law firm in Anchorage. Strong proudly identifies as a third-generation Alaskan, which we applaud. 

And from the vendor world, a customer win: Behavox, which sells AI-based compliance software, says the financial firm Jefferies Group will be using Behavox for its global compliance function. 

Open Req Orders

AtriCure is recruiting a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Cincinnati or Minneapolis. I’d take Cincinnati. 

Financial services firm MoneyLion is looking for a vice president and head of banking and lending compliance. Job can be based either in New York or Sioux Falls, S.D. Personally, I’d have to think that over; Sioux Falls is nice. 

The Portland City Auditor in Portland, Oreg. is seeking a general counsel to advise the city auditor on various issues. Job is based in Portland; bring your own gas mask. 

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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