Compliance Jobs Report: March 5

Another big Compliance Jobs Report this week. We have a slew of new internal audit chiefs; compliance officer moves in insurance, luxury goods, home improvement, and auto manufacture; and job leads in higher education, banking, and healthcare. Plus our Compliance Meme of the Week!

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Compliance Jobs News

We begin at video game giant Activision Blizzard, which has hired Frances Townsend to be corporate secretary and chief compliance officer. If Townsend’s name rings a bell, that’s because she was deputy national security adviser in the Bush Administration in the mid-2000s. Most recently she was general counsel at MacAndrews & Forbes, a holding company owned by billionaire Ron Perelman

Junna Ro has left her job as chief ethics and compliance officer at CSAAA Insurance Group, to join digital insurance platform Metromile as general counsel. Ro had been head of ethics and compliance at CSAAA for three years, and worked in other legal and compliance roles at the firm since 2006. 

Emerson, the industrial manufacturing giant based in St. Louis, has reshuffled its senior leadership a bit to put more focus on the company’s sustainability efforts. Mike Train, who had been Emerson’s president since 2018, will step down from that role to be chief sustainability officer. Meanwhile, chief compliance officer Lisa Flavin will be promoted to senior vice president and join the company’s “Office of the Chief Executive” — so, a bit unusual, but anything that puts compliance and sustainability closer to the CEO role is fine with me. Flavin has been with Emerson in various audit and compliance roles since 1993. 

In India, Vikas Gupta has left his job as a senior regulatory compliance manager at Walmart, to join Reliance Retail as counsel for marketplace compliance. An interesting move, since Reliance is India’s largest retailer and rumors have been swirling for months that Walmart might try to grab an ownership stake in the business. 

FibroGen, a biopharmaceutical business based in San Francisco, has named Elena Ceberio vice president of internal audit. Ceberio comes to FibroGen from PDL BioPharma, where she had been head of internal audit and stood up the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program. She’s based in Boston.

Francois Rossouw has a new role at HSBC, moving from global chief financial controls officer to global head of financial reporting risk. Rossouw, based in London, joined HSBC only last October. 

Texas Freight Services has promoted Russ Hubbard, from corporate director of safety and compliance to vice president of safety and compliance. Hubbard has been with the Houston-based company for 16 years. 

Uber has promoted Dianna Jones from senior counsel for global compliance to director of global compliance. Jones has been with Uber for two years, and is also global co-chair of the Black at Uber employee group. 

Nephila Advisors, an investment management firm working in “catastrophe and weather risk investments” (so I assume business is booming), has named Vikas Sharma deputy chief compliance officer. Sharma previously worked as senior compliance officer at CORE-CCO, a consulting firm for state-registered investment advisers. 

Todd Moore has joined ANGI Homeservices, the firm that owns Angie’s List, HomeAdviser, and similar online service, as chief audit executive. Moore comes to the company from Endurance International Group, where he had been head of internal audit for four years. 

Havertys Furniture, a furniture retail business based in Atlanta, has hired Alex Stephanouk as vice president of internal audit. Stephanouk joins Havertys from Aflac, where he’d been senior vice president of internal audit since 2009.

In Hong Kong, luxury goods maker LVMH has named Michelle Yu vice president of ethics and compliance for the Asia-Pacific region. Yu previously was head of compliance at DFS Group, a luxury travel retailer. I suspect the overlap between what her businesses sell and my closet is quite limited.

Dante Beccaria has announced that he’s retiring from Sanofi, where he is senior vice president of global ethics and business integrity. Beccaria has been with Sanofi for nine years. 

Kym Creekmore has joined Banner Life Sciences as compliance officer. Creekmore comes to Banner after two years with Eurofins, where she had been a compliance officer for its North America operations. 

German auto parts maker ACPS Automotive has hired Tyll Stammerjohann as global compliance manager, working from the firm’s offices in Stuttgart. Stammerjohann joins ACPS from KPMG, where he’d been an assistant manager in the corporate governance and compliance practice. 

Also in Germany, Hello Fresh picked up Philipp Steinmueller as an internal auditor. Steinmueller comes to the meal kit delivery firm after a few years in Hawaii, teaching and working at the University of Hawaii

SBM Offshore has re-assigned Lidia López Trabalón to a new role as project manager for group operational excellence. (“So what do you do here?” “I make sure everyone is excellent.”) Trabalón had been group compliance officer since 2017, running the integrity hotline and integrity management. 

Mark Weintraub just turned up at insurance firm Kemper as head of internal audit. Weintraub had last been seen at Wells Fargo, where he was chief operational risk officer until October. 

Promoted: Ana-Paola Capaldo, at Tech Data, from director of ethics and compliance to assistant general counsel. Capaldo insists that despite defecting to legal, “compliance will always be a passion for me.” Amen!

And in the weed world: TILT Holdings, which provides services and supplies to the legalized weed business, has made two compliance hires. Nikki Moyers has joined as vice president of compliance, coming to TILT from Parea Biosciences; and Patrick Beyea has come aboard as director of compliance, after a stint as director of safety and security at Eternal Word Television Network, a cable television network that carries Catholic Church programming. 


Patricia Petit is celebrating five years at Olympus Corp. of America, where she is compliance officer for the Americas region.

Amy Thompson is celebrating 10 years at Wells Fargo, where she is associate manager of enterprise investigations. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Chainanalysis, a firm that offers cryptocurrency investigation help to law enforcement, has hired Caitlin Barnett as director of regulation and compliance. Barnett previously worked at Bitstamp as U.S. chief compliance officer. 

Open Req Orders

Virginia Commonwealth University is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Richmond, Va.

JPS Health Network is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Fort Worth, Tex.

Goldman Sachs is seeking a vice president for transaction monitoring. Job is based in Richardson, Tex., just outside Dallas. 

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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