Compliance Jobs Report: March 12

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has names and news from Eli Lilly & Co., Roostify, Twilio, Hitachi, and elsewhere. J.P. Morgan’s head of investigations has jumped to law firm land, we have job openings from London to Los Angeles to Seattle, and our Meme of the Week goes out to Oprah Winfrey!

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

This week we begin with a changing of the guard at Eli Lilly & Co. Melissa Barnes, chief ethics and compliance officer at the pharmaceutical giant, is retiring after eight years in that role and 27 years at Lilly in total. Barnes will be succeeded by Alonzo Weems, deputy general counsel at Lilly. Weems will then report directly to Lilly CEO David Ricks. (The company keeps compliance and legal functions separate, as the good lord intended.) 

Roostify, a tech startup for the home mortgage industry, has named Roger Fendelman the firm’s first-ever chief compliance officer. Fendelman comes to the San Francisco-based firm from advisory firm Firstline Compliance, where he was a principal. (Oh, Roostify as in “roost,” your home. Now I get it…) 

Sarah DiLorenzo has joined Twilio, a cloud-based telecommunications service, as vice president of ethics, compliance, and risk. DiLorenzo previously worked at for two years as vice president of global ethics and compliance. 

In Chicago, Markena Peavy has moved into a new role at BMO Financial Group as senior counsel for U.S. personal and business banking. Peavy had previously spent the last year at BMO as senior compliance manager for fair lending and responsible banking. We wish her well even though moving out of compliance diminishes one’s coolness a tiny bit.

Novo Nordisk has named Danial Ahmad to be its in-country legal and compliance director for Pakistan. Ahmad comes to Novo Nordisk after holding a similar role for Medtronic’s Pakistan operations, and several years doing the same for Bayer before that. 

Minoo Tayebi has joined Hitachi as director of compliance, working from London. Tayebi comes to Hitachi after a long career at BP, including 10 years in various ethics and compliance roles. Most recently she had been BP’s ethics and compliance manager for Asia-Pacific.

Promoted: Margaret Dolan, from global compliance manager to director of global compliance and ethics; at the Heico Companies, a holding company that mostly owns manufacturing and industrial service businesses. She’s based in Chicago.

AEGIS Hedging Solutions, a tech firm based in Texas that sells software to help hedge funds with commodities and interest rate markets, has named Andrew Furman chief compliance officer. Prior to joining AEGIS, Furman served as managing director and compliance supervisor at Risked Revenue Energy Associates, another hedge fund. 

We also have it on good authority that Sean McHugh, head of international compliance and Asia-Pacific compliance for Goldman Sachs, is retiring after 20 years at the firm. No word on who might succeed McHugh. 

And Melissa Hall has been promoted to deputy chief ethics and compliance officer at Georgia Tech. Hall has been with Georgia Tech since 2010, and most recently was director of investigations, ethics, and compliance since 2019. 


Mara Senn is celebrating one year as senior counsel for global compliance investigations at Zimmer Biomet

Vendors & Service Providers

Celia Cohen, who had been head of government investigations and regulatory enforcement at J.P. Morgan, has joined law firm Norton Rose as a partner in its white-collar defense practice. 

Open Req Orders

Healthcare technology firm IQVIA is looking for a senior director of compliance for its European operations. Job can be based in London or several other cities in Europe. 

Biotech firm Seagen is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Seattle.

And the University of Southern California is seeking a director of culture transformation. Job is based in 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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