Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 8

Our first Compliance Jobs Report of 2021! We have news from Eli Lilly and GSK, Tennant Co. and IKEA, Getinge and Halliburton, and many more. Job leads this week up and down the East Coast, and our Meme of the Week goes out to the vice president.

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 this week at Eli Lilly & Co., which just re-assigned Kelly Payne from global compliance and ethics officer to vice president of finance and general auditor. Payne had been head of ethics and compliance at Lilly since 2018. No word yet on who might run the E&C function next. 

Sticking with the pharma world, GSK has promoted Keith Grandy from assistant general counsel for corporate compliance to legal director for partnership markets and sanctions and controls. Grandy is based in London and has worked for GSK in various roles since 2015.

In Minnesota, Wendy Badger has joined Tennant Co. as global compliance counsel. Badger comes to the cleaning equipment company after a year working as a compliance consultant, and prior to that had been chief compliance officer at the ECMC Group

In Spain, Mario Rodriguez Pertusa just turned up as compliance operations director for Europe at Ria Financial. Pertusa was last seen at MoneyGram International, where he had been head of compliance for most of Europe and North Africa, until he left that role in January 2020. 

More in Europe: Mats Alm has a new role within the IKEA empire, moving from risk and compliance manager in the retailer’s Russia operations to risk, compliance, and security manager for Ikano Mexico

Getinge, the medical tech firm based in Sweden, has promoted Frida Berlin from ethics and compliance manager to vice president of compliance and ethics. Berlin has been with Getinge since the start of 2019. The company also hired Emily Mantovani as an ethics and compliance program manager. Mantovani had spent the last year as a consultant, and prior to that had been working in the risk advisory practice at Deloitte

In Dubai, water production giant Ecolab has re-assigned Sanaa Khatiri, from regional ethics and compliance manager to finance business partner for Ecolab’s India and Middle East operations. I dunno why anyone would leave ethics and compliance, but we still wish her well!

In Washington, Paul Wood has moved across agencies, from the Department of Energy where he had been director of audits and inspections; to the Department of Agriculture where he is now an audit manager in the food safety division. 

Groupe VYV, a housing provider in France (with such an elegant name because, you know, France) has named Safiya Jebbouri (see previous note about elegant names) compliance officer. Jebbouri joins VYV after a few years as a compliance consultant with Optimind

Here in Boston, Tiago Garrido has joined Seres Therapeutics as chief compliance officer. Garrido previously worked at Verastem Oncology, where he had been chief compliance officer since last spring and U.S. compliance lead for a few years before that. 

Jeff Spalding, who had been deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at Halliburton, now has a new role there as deputy GC and chief commercial counsel. Spalding has been with Hallibutron for seven years. 

Noble Investment Group, a real estate investment firm based in Atlanta, has named Jim Conley chief compliance officer. Conley joined Noble in 2006 and had been chief financial officer since then. You don’t see too many CFO to CCO moves, but we welcome him to this way cooler role regardless. 

Relax Gaming Ltd., a Maltese maker of technology for the online gaming world, has named Rita Claassen operational due diligence officer. Claassen comes to Relax from NetEnt, another Maltese tech firm, where she had been business manager and a due diligence specialist. 

DNAFit, one of those test-your-own-genes businesses, based in London, has hired Nooriah Kristen as a senior risk and compliance specialist. Kirsten joins DNAFit after 18 months working at Soundsolve, a consulting firm in South Africa. 

And Bi-State Development, an economic development agency serving St. Louis (which is on the border of Missouri and Illinois, which I had to look up on Google Maps) has named Crystal Messner chief audit executive. Messner comes to Bi-State from the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, where she had been chief internal auditor. She succeeds James Cali, who retired last August.

Vendors & Service Providers

Marc De La Cruz has left his gig at BNP Paribas where he had been a financial controls and governance officer, to join the advisory practice at DSA Ventures in southern California. Works in Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions issues. 

Kimberly Morrison has left her job as compliance officer at McCarthy Building Cos. in St. Louis, to hang her own compliance consulting shingle and relocate to Salt Lake City. 

And in vendor news, ComplianceLine has acquired Arbor Insight, maker of AI-driven mobile apps for compliance. Purchase price not disclosed. 

Open Req Orders

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is looking for a few healthcare compliance and privacy specialists. I’m not sure of all the details, so reach out to Samantha Kelen, chief ethics and compliance officer at Cardinal Innovations. 

Univision is seeking a manager of compliance learning and communication. Job is based, alas, in New Jersey. 

Morgan Stanley is looking for a vice president of compliance audit — that is, you’re an internal audit leader working on global audits of Morgan Stanley’s compliance and legal functions. 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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