Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 25

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at Visa, Google, and Sumitomo Mitsui, among other places. Also a bevy of promotions to note, and LRN has hired a new chief executive. We have job openings from Boston to Los Angeles, and our Meme of the Week goes out to anyone who received a PPP loan. 

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 Visa, the credit card people, which just hired Obiamaka “Obi” Madubuko as chief compliance officer. Madubuko comes to Visa from law firm Greenberg Traurig, where she had been a partner in the New York office. She succeeds Len Shen, who had been CCO for the last six years, who hasn’t announced his next move yet. 

Placide Schmidiger has joined RUAG, the tech support wing of the Swiss military, as senior compliance officer and investigations manager. Schmidiger previously worked at PwC’s offices in Zurich. 

Compliance jobsGoogle has hired Christopher Moody to be ethics and compliance officer for Google Health, one of the tech giant’s many operating divisions. Moody comes to Google from AbbVie, where he had been ethics and compliance officer for its international operations for two years. 

USAA just promoted Brian Kearns, from senior manager of compliance and risk training to lead compliance risk manager. Kearns has been with USAA since the start of 2019 and is based in Buffalo. Which reached the Super Bowl four consecutive years in the 1990s and lost every time.

Julie Zhu has joined Deutsche Bank as an audit associate, working out of DB’s operations center in Jacksonville, Fla. Zhu previously worked at health tech firm Novitas Solutions as a compliance auditor.

Watts Water Technologies has hired José Castillo as director of internal audit. Castillo comes to the manufacturer from Mohawk Industries, where he had been director of internal audit since 2013.

Promoted: Ann-Marie Mason, who had been head of enterprise shared services compliance at insurance firm Penn Mutual since last year. Mason is now general counsel of Penn Mutual’s asset management and broker-dealer operations. 

Australian bank Westpac — which, incidentally, just paid the largest corporate penalty in Australian history for money-laundering failures — has re-assigned Donna Weber, from risk and compliance lead to senior manager of governance, assurance, policy, and regulatory response. Weber has been with Westpac since February. 

Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., which plays some sort of role in securities trading that most people outside the finance sector don’t understand, has promoted Lisa Hershey to chief compliance officer. Hershey has been with DTCC since 2009, and most recently had been managing director of operational risk.

In Singapore, Serge Zins has left his role as chief compliance officer at optical equipment firm Essilor International, to join Hoya Vision Care as vice president of Asia-Pacific. 

San Diego-based Illumina has promoted Jared Bevills to associate director for global channel compliance. Bevills has been with the biotech firm for three years in various compliance roles. 

Office furniture maker Steelcase has tapped Linda Williams to join its board of directors. Williams is the chief audit executive of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, so one presumes she will serve on Steelcase’s audit committee. Here’s hoping she gets a nice chair as part of the compensation package. 

And Scott McCleskey has joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. as executive director of compliance training. McCleskey had been doing some solo compliance consulting for the last year, and prior to that had been at Eukleia Training, Charles Schwab, Thomson Reuters, and elsewhere. 


Russ Berland is celebrating one year at Aventiv Technologies, where he is chief integrity and risk officer. 

Krista Muszak is celebrating one year at Johnson & Johnson, where she works on SOX controls and compliance. 

Jennifer May is celebrating five years at University of Missouri Health Care, where she is chief compliance officer — and also 20 years at University of Missouri overall, in various other compliance roles. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Ethics training vendor LRN has named a new CEO, Kevin Michielsen. Michielsen comes to LRN from Watermark, an educational assessment and analytics software business, where he had been CEO. He succeeds David Greenberg, who had been holding down the fort on an interim basis since LRN’s prior CEO departed in January

Open Req Orders

SB Clinical Practice Management Plan, affiliated with Stony Brook University in upstate New York, is looking for a senior compliance specialist

The California Institute of Technology is looking for a chief research policy officer. Job is based in Pasadena, Calif. 

SLC Management, an asset management firm, is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Wellesley, Mass.

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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