Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 11

The Compliance Jobs Report this week begins with a departure from Softbank, new hires at Vail Resorts, Huntington Ingalls, and other businesses. We have some news from the vendor world, including an acquisition; and three job openings to note. Plus our meme of the week, which today strikes a somber note.

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin with more strangeness at Softbank. Remember Chad Fentress, chief compliance officer at the bank, who joined the board of Softbank portfolio company WeWork in March? Well now he’s out, from both roles. Doing the consulting thing with a firm he founded called Novare Consulting, apparently. (Novare is Latin for “to renovate,” by the way. 

Core Real Estate, a commercial real estate investment group, has named Tom Sarko chief compliance officer. Sarko comes to the Ohio-based firm from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where he had been a compliance manager for 14 years. 

Steve Richard, chief risk officer at Becton Dickinson, has joined the board of Anika Therapeutics in Boston. No formal word yet, but one assumes Richard will serve on Anika’s audit committee since he’s been running audit and risk at BD since 2016. 

The delightfully named Electro Rent, which leases scientific testing equipment, has hired Darie Achstein-Conway as director of global trade controls. Achstein-Conway has dabbled in export compliance for Yubico and QLogic Corp. prior to that, and also moonlighted as a freelance trade compliance instructor.

Vail Resorts has named Emily Bone senior compliance manager. Bone joins Vail from Molson Coors Brewing, where she had spent nine years as global manager of policies, records, and information management. Bone is based in Denver, and has already changed her LinkedIn photo from a row of beer bottles to the ski slopes.

Shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries has named Paul Harris chief compliance and privacy officer, and Jeffrey Bauer vice president of litigation and investigations. Harris comes to HII from Hampton University (go Pirates!), where he had been a senior vice president in the legal department. Bauer has been with HII in several legal roles since 2012.

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (more commonly known as the Hong Kong stock exchange) has named Richard Wise as its next chief risk officer. Wise will join HKEX in November. Wise will join the exchange from Credit Suisse, where he has been chief risk officer for Asia-Pacific. He succeeds John Killian, CFO for the exchange, who had been pinch-hitting as CRO over the summer. 

Nanette Marie Hutchinson has joined Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, a bank based in Israel with branches around the world, as compliance officer for the bank’s Los Angeles office. Hutchinson has worked as a solo consultant for a few years; earlier in her career she was vice president of compliance for American Riviera Bank in California. 

Promoted: Effat Badeeb, at Northern Trust Co. in Saudi Arabia, from head of compliance and AML to deputy country manager. Badeeb has been with Northern Trust’s operations in the kingdom since 2016.

And Mika Tapio has been named inspector general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN’s anti-hunger operation. Tapio has worked for the UN in various audit roles for more than 20 years, most recently as a senior audit executive in the Office of Internal Services. 


Brian Schatz is celebrating one year at GEHA Health in Missouri, where he is director of compliance and enterprise risk.

Vendors & Service Providers

Sandra Moser, former head of the Fraud Section at the U.S. Justice Department, has joined law firm Morgan Lewis as a partner in its white-collar defense practice. Moser will rejoin her old boss, Matt Miner, who had been deputy assistant AG of the Criminal Division. 

Remember Tricia Glover, last seen in 2019 as North America compliance officer for Teva Pharmaceuticals? Just turned up at law firm Paul Hastings, as a senior manager in the firm’s life sciences consulting group. 

Vendor news: LRN, provider of compliance training and consulting services, has acquired Interactive Services, a compliance online learning vendor in Ireland. Purchase price undisclosed (drat!) but remember that private equity firm Leeds Equity Partners bought out LRN in 2018 with an eye to expansion

And if comic compliance training is your thing, Learning & Entertainments has announced its latest product offering, “Tales From the Hotline.” 

Open Req Orders

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is looking for a vice president of corporate compliance. Job is based in Columbus, Ohio. 

Bridge Investment Group is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Sandy City, Utah. 

J.P. Morgan Chase is looking for an audit manager, vice president level. Job is based in New York.

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week’s report. 

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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