Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 15

Another big and brisk Compliance Jobs Report. We have new hires at Sephora, BitGo, Torc Robotics, Facebook and several others; plus a bundle of promotions and a chief compliance officer joining a corporate board. (More of that, please.) Job openings in entertainment, industrial equipment, and underwear; and our Meme of the Week goes out to poor internal controls. 

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Compliance Jobs News

We begin with makeup giant Sephora, which just named Adrien Mezouari group compliance officer. Mezouari comes to Sephora from Johnson & Johnson, where he had been commercial compliance officer for France and Iberia since 2018. He’ll be based in Paris. 

BitGo, one of those cryptocurrency outfits promising to change finance forever (it’s a bubble, people!), has hired Jeff Horowitz as chief compliance officer. Horowitz had previously been chief compliance officer at Coinbase, another cryptocurrency outfit promising to change finance forever; he left that firm in October as part of a larger employee exodus. Incidentally, BitGo just agreed to pay $100,000 in penalties for violations of U.S. sanctions law. 

In Bozeman, Mont., the delightfully named Charlie Health has named Ellen Broxmeyer chief compliance officer. Broxmeyer comes to the tele-health provider (a “virtual intensive outpatient program,” the firm says) from Eating Recovery Center in Denver, where she had been vice president of compliance. 

Laurie Kelly has joined Torc Robotics, a Virginia company developing autonomous vehicles, as compliance officer. Kelly previously worked at the 1901 Group, an IT services firm, as associate vice president for legal and compliance. 

In Wisconsin, building materials business Bradley Corp. has hired Daniel Rieland as product compliance manager. Rieland joins Bradley after four years at the local operations of Pentair Corp., most recently as regulatory compliance supervisor. 

Ohio University (go Bobcats!) has named Marion Candrea chief audit executive. Candrea joins the school after 12 years at Rutgers University, the last six of them as manager of Rutgers’ audit and advisory services. She succeeds previous CAE Jeffrey Davis, who stepped down from that role in June. 

Board appointment! Henry Moniz, chief compliance officer and audit executive at ViacomCBS, has joined the board of Kimco Realty, which operates open-air shopping malls around the United States. Moniz will be a member of Kimco’s audit committee, which is a great place for compliance officers to be. He’s also been a senior compliance executive at Viacom in one role or another since 2004.

Remember Sherry Williams, last seen at electronics manufacturer Jabil, where she was chief ethics and compliance officer? After laying low in 2020, Williams has turned up at glass recycling kingpin Strategic Materials as chief legal officer and head of HR. Strategic Materials is based in Houston, and this is a return to Texas for Williams: she spent a decade at Halliburton in the 2000s and 2010s, including three years as chief ethics and compliance officer. 

Discovery Inc. (that’s the documentary TV channel, not the credit card people) has named Blessed Dele-Michael its permanent head of compliance. Dele-Michael had been interim compliance chief since 2019, so the promotion is overdue. Prior to Discovery, she was a senior executive in the compliance testing group at Goldman Sachs.

All the way from Bangladesh, Stephanos Orestis has joined Grameenphone (the largest telecommunications firm in Bangladesh) as head of ethics and compliance. Orestis previously worked at Equinor, a global energy firm, where he ran the anti-corruption program for Equinor’s South America operations. 

And in Singapore, Michele Yen Yen Choo has joined Kongsberg Marine as regional ethics and compliance officer. Choo comes to Kongsberg from A.P. Moller-Maersk, where she held a similar role for the last few years. 

AtriCure, a maker of defibrillation equipment, has named Andrea Cardoso director of international corporate compliance. She’ll be based in Amsterdam. Cardoso comes to AtriCure (headquartered in Ohio) from Philips, where she had been legal compliance counsel for two years, working from Europe. 

ProtocolNow, a Philadelphia firm that makes software for the hospital industry, has named Stephen Brzezinski to the newly created role of chief compliance officer. Brzezinski joins ProtocolNow after 30 years as a lawyer, many of them working on medical malpractice issues. Most recently he was at the firm Kitch Drutchas Wagner.

Judd Peak is the new chief compliance officer at Capital Accounts Inc., a software firm in Nashville, Tenn., that helps medical practices with healthcare receivables (read: billing). Peak comes to Capital Accounts from Frost-Arnett Co., another healthcare receivables firm in Tennessee, where he’d been general counsel and compliance officer. 

HITRUST, the certification group that publishes compliance frameworks for cybersecurity and risk management, has moved chief compliance officer Jeremy Huval into a new role as chief innovation officer. Seems like the closest successor to Huval in the CCO role is Vincent Bennekers, who just joined HITRUST as vice president of quality.

And Facebook has named Roy Austin deputy general counsel and vice president of civil rights — a newly created role at FB. Austin, a long-time civil rights lawyer, joins Facebook from law firm Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, where he had been a partner. Normally we wouldn’t include a legal personnel item in the Jobs Report, but that deputy GC title intrigued us. Remember that Facebook had been looking for a deputy general counsel and chief ethics & compliance officer for many months last year. That role is no longer posted on the Facebook job site, so I wonder what’s going on. (If you have Facebook intel, email me at [email protected].) 

Vendors & Service Providers

The Institute of Internal Auditors has a new CEO: Anthony Pugliese, joining the IIA after several years as chief executive of the California Society of CPAs. From 1997 to 2018 Pugliese also worked his way up through the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, eventually as senior VP for the American Institute of CPAs. He succeeds long-time CEO Richard Chambers, who announced last March that he was retiring. 

Customer win: Vault Platform, a firm that offers corporate internal reporting as an app, has landed the CDC Foundation as a customer. The foundation is a nonprofit that works to support the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and its public health mission.

Open Req Orders

Industrial giant DuPont is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Wilmington, Del. 

Disney has two job openings to note. First is associate general counsel for global ethics and compliance, a job based in Burbank, Calif. The Big Mouse is also looking for a principal counsel on global trade, based in Washington. Bonus points if you can explain what that new show WandaVision is all about. 

Hanesbrands, famed maker of undergarments and other clothing, is looking for a vice president of global compliance. Job is theoretically based in Winston-Salem, N.C., but can be remote until further notice. 

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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