Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 23

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new compliance chiefs at Google and Hormel Foods; a slew of promotions; and several work milestones to note. We have job openings in healthcare, data analytics, and storage space — and our Meme of the Week goes out to Borat!

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 Google, which has a new chief compliance officer. The search giant tapped Spyro Karetsos, who previously was the chief risk officer at TD Ameritrade for a year, and prior to that was head of enterprise risk services at SunTrust (now part of the awfully named Truist). Karetsos succeeds Andrew Hinton, who left Google in March for a startup. 

Hormel Foods, maker of Spam, Skippy peanut butter, Dinty Moore stew, and lots of other stuff I ate in elementary school, has promoted Pierre Lilly chief compliance officer. Lilly has been with Hormel since 2016, and previously was the company’s head of internal audit. He will report to CEO Jim Snee. We await a formal statement from Lilly about which Hormel brand is his favorite.

Remember William Fenrich, chief compliance officer at Morgan Stanley from 2016 to 2017? He’s joining Rockefeller Capital as general counsel; starts on Nov. 2. Fenrich had been running his own consulting operation for most of this year, and pulled a few years as chief legal officer at AQR Capital Management after leaving Morgan Stanley.

Brittney Galster has been promoted at CNO Financial Group, from compliance data analyst to corporate compliance manager. Galster has been with CNO since 2003 in various roles. 

Chellie Wedeven has joined Federal Savings Bank, a community bank in Fort Wayne, Ind., as vice president of compliance. Wedeven comes to Federal Savings from First Merchants Corp., where she had been assistant vice president and compliance officer. 

Starbucks has hired Michael Padilla as a senior manager of internal audit, working out of Orlando. Padilla joins Starbucks from the Institute of Internal Auditors, where he had worked for 18 months as director of professional practices. Prior to the IIA Padilla had been director of internal audit for Hilton Grand Vacations for a few years. 

IT services firm Tech Data has promoted Jannica Houben, from director of ethics and compliance to assistant general counsel for global transformation. Houben has been with Tech Data in several compliance roles for 10 years. 

Way up in St. Albans, Vt., Northwestern Medical Center has promoted Jamie Pinkham from compliance supervisor to chief compliance officer and manager of regulatory affairs. Pinkham has worked at the hospital system in various compliance roles for nearly 11 years. 

Medical device giant Abbott Labs has promoted Hang Nguyen from ethics and compliance manager for Oceania to compliance director. Nguyen is based in Sydney, Australia.

And rival medical device giant BD has promoted Nicole McRae, from director of enterprise compliance to senior director of enterprise compliance and operations. She’s based in New Jersey, which I’m sure is fine, but I’d still take Sydney first. 


In St. Louis, Tim Feher is celebrating one year as director of compliance at Cotiviti

In Sao Paolo, Claudio Lemos is celebrating one year as senior compliance analyst at foreign exchange business B&T Corretora de Cambio

In Atlanta, John Wear is celebrating five years at Coca-Cola, where he is managing global compliance counsel. 

And also Atlanta, Patrick Zaloum is celebrating 10 years at Truist and its much better-named predecessor SunTrust Bank, where he is senior vice president of finance risk and compliance. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Hugh Bigwood, head of compliance at Rio Tinto in the 2010s and lately general counsel at Evercare Group in London, has left that job. He’s doing solo consulting work for the time being under the name HB Compliance

And two bits of news from risk management vendor Process Unity. First, Meridian Bank, a community bank in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has signed on as a customer for Process Unity’s vendor risk management software. Process Unity has also struck a partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, to use D&B data in Process Unity’s analytics products. 

Open Req Orders

Conifer Health Solutions is looking for a senior compliance analyst. Job is based in Frisco, Texas. 

Nielsen Holdings is looking for an associate general counsel for global compliance. Job is based in New York City.

Public Storage is looking for a vice president of compliance. Job is based in Glendale, Calif., which is just outside Los Angeles.

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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