Compliance Jobs Report: March 26

The Compliance Jobs Report has some big names this week: Tesla, Fox, FirstEnergy Corp., Novartis, and more. We have yet another merger in the vendor world, an ex-compliance officer not going to jail after all, and our Meme of the Week goes out to the Suez Canal. 

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 Tesla, which just picked up David Searle as deputy general counsel and senior director of compliance for the electric vehicle maker. Searle comes to Tesla from Walmart, where he had been chief international ethics and compliance officer — the No. 2 compliance job at Walmart. No word yet on how Walmart might fill that No. 2 role.

Sarah Iles has joined Ericsson as compliance officer for North America. She previously had been at pharmaceutical firm Akorn as chief ethics and compliance officer since 2019, and prior to that had been director of ethics and compliance at CDW

Fox Corp. has hired Nicholas Trutanich as chief ethics and compliance officer. Trutanich had been U.S. Attorney for Nevada until he resigned last month, and apparently his Nevada experience was attractive since Fox is looking to get into the sports betting business. Prior to his U.S. attorney role, Trutanich spent five years at the Nevada attorney general’s office. 

Compliance jobsIn Ohio, FirstEnergy Corp. has named Antonio Fernández chief ethics and compliance officer. FirstEnergy, you may recall, was caught in that bribery scandal last year that led to the arrest of the Ohio speaker of the House. The company announced in February that it was looking to hire a compliance officer. Anyway, Fernández got the job. He comes to FirstEnergy from Public Service Energy Group, where he had been chief compliance, NERC, and privacy officer. 

Our second-ever personnel update from Greenland! Jennifer Jul has joined Royal Arctic Line as business controller, working in the lovely city of Nuuk. Jul comes to Royal Arctic from Alaska, where she had worked in various contracts management and consulting jobs. 

Remember Karen Hale, chief ethics and compliance officer for most of the 2010s at AbbVie, until she was promoted to deputy general counsel there? Just joined Novartis as chief legal officer

Finxflow, a Singapore financial firm working in cryptocurrency exchange, has named Mark Hope chief compliance officer. Hope joined Finxflo from Standard Chartered Bank, where he had worked in the compliance advisory team and in data management. 

Salvatore Augugliaro has a new role at Vodafone. He is shifting from group compliance manager in Italy to learning and development compliance manager, apparently based in London. Augugliaro has been with Vodafone since 2018.

Cecelia Jefferson has joined Citi as a vice president for compliance risk management. Jefferson previously worked for FINRA doing arbitration hearings, and also as a private attorney. Like so many other banking compliance professionals, she’s based in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Zimmer Biomet has hired Elijah Wreh as regulatory affairs manager. Wreh comes to Zimmer from Invacare Corp., where he had also been a regulatory affairs manager. 

Felicia Williams, controller and enterprise risk officer at Macy’s for much of the 2010s, has been named to the board of directors at Realogy Corp., the firm that owns Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and other real estate businesses. She’ll serve on the audit committee.

Marqeta, one of those electronic payment startups in San Francisco, has hired Prakhar Srivastava as head of internal audit. Srivastava comes to Marqeta from Twitter, where he had been director of technology audits and compliance since 2015.

A lineup of promotions and job titles you don’t often see: Arkansas Children’s Hospital has promoted Ryan Solomon from director of enterprise risk management and assistant general counsel to general counsel. Solomon has been with Arkansas Children’s since 2016, first as deputy general counsel and director of ERM; then just director of ERM; then back to assistant general counsel and director of ERM. Now he’s just GC. 

And Common Securitization Solutions, a software vendor that helps to service mortgage-backed securities, has hired Louis Glinn as chief risk officer. Glinn joins CSS from Cenlar FSB, where he had also been chief risk officer. 


Irene Lum is celebrating one year at BP, as ethics and compliance adviser for the Asia-Pacific region.

We have reached the denouement in the case of Michael Cohn, former SEC regulatory examiner who pleaded guilty last year offering confidential SEC files to a private equity firm in exchange for a job there as chief compliance officer. This week a federal judge sentenced Cohn to nine months of home confinement. Prosecutors had asked to send Cohn to prison for six months. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Another week, another merger: GRC software vendor OneTrust has acquired Convercent, in a deal that OneTrust says will “create the technology fabric of trust within an organization.” Purchase price undisclosed.

Open Req Orders

Ericsson is looking for a compliance officer for Italy and southern Europe. Job is based in Rome.

Mortgage lender Homepoint is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Dallas. 

Bloom Energy is looking for an associate general counsel of ethics and compliance. Job is based in San Jose, Calif. Reports into legal.

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.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.