Compliance Jobs Report: April 9

Largest-ever Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have a few new hires in the payments world, new hires at Levi Strauss, Cummins, Instacart, Northwestern Mutual, Uber, and the folks who make Purell; and lots more. Job openings in cable TV, insurance, and animal health technology, plus our Meme of the Week.

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 big news from the Securities & Exchange Commission: Jane Norberg, director of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, is leaving the agency after five years in that role. Norberg had also been deputy director since the inception of the SEC whistleblower awards program in 2012, so she’s been instrumental in bringing the program to where it is today. The current deputy director of the program, Emily Pasquinelli, will be interim chief until the SEC appoints a permanent successor. No word on what Norberg will do next. 

We also have numerous bits of news in the payments business. First, Silicon Valley darling Stripe, which has raised gobs of venture capital, has named Sujatha Srinivasan head of enterprise risk management. Srinivasan joins Stripe after 20 years at Goldman Sachs, where she most recently had been head of risk for Goldman’s global markets division. 

Meanwhile, Daniel Ibrahim has joined fintech startup Ixaris as chief compliance officer and head of anti-money laundering. Ibrahim comes to the firm, which promises to “shake up payments for the travel industry,” after a few years as vice president of risk and compliance for financial firm Aurae. He’s based in London.

And Elizabeth Corbett has joined credit card business Petal as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Corbett had previously been senior vice president of State Employees Credit Union in North Carolina. 

In Argentina, Carlos Alberto Bustillo has joined the stylishly named cryptocurrency startup as compliance officer. He comes to Decrypto from Banco Marco, where he had worked in anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism compliance. 

We also have two items from Citigroup this week. First, the bank has hired Ken Blanco as global head of financial crimes compliance. Blanco had previously been director of FinCEN, the Treasury Department’s chief anti-money laundering enforcement agency, since 2017. Citi has been under pressure from banking regulators to improve its compliance and risk management operations, and Blanco will be leading a new unit devoted to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and sanctions compliance. 

Second, Citibank, the U.S. consumer banking division of Citigroup, has promoted David Griffith from vice president handling regulatory examinations, to senior vice president, still working on compliance management and regulatory exams. Griffith is based in Tampa, Fla.

OK, enough finance stuff. Let’s get to some tangible goods.

GoJo Industries, maker of Purell and other hygiene products, has hired Ed Vargo as director of internal audit. Vargo was previously vice president of audit at Aleris Corp. for 15 years. One assumes he’ll find a clean operation…

Electronic equipment manufacturer Hubbell Corp. has promoted Tony Goncalves, from vice president of compliance and internal audit to chief compliance officer. Goncalves has been with Hubbell since 2014.

Jessica Cossalter has joined Levi Strauss as senior director of global ethics & compliance. She comes to Levi after two years at Cargill, where she had been director of ethics and compliance. 

Spencer Sheehan has joined Instacart to work on “risk and compliance engineering,” a rather mysteriously defined job. Sheehan comes to Instacart after a year at Salesforce, where he had been manager of security risk, governance, and compliance. Prior to that he managed technology audit at Stitch Fix. 

Breann McNeil has joined Cummins as a senior manager for regulatory compliance. McNeil comes to the industrial manufacturer from Elanco, where she was a senior adviser on anti-corruption compliance and third-party risk management. She’ll work in Cummin’s global headquarters in Indiana.

Gaming Laboratories International has promoted Angela Zografos, from chief corporate counsel to vice president of legal, regulatory, and corporate compliance. Zografos has been with Gaming Labs in various roles since 2011.

Big news in the Milwaukee compliance community: Kristen Hardy has left her job as global compliance and integrity manager for Briggs & Stratton, to join insurance firm Northwestern Mutual as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. Despite working in legal, we’re sure Hardy still loves compliance.

Microsoft has promoted Amelia Guess from compliance manager to associate corporate counsel. She’s based in the mothership in Redmond, Wash.

Uber has hired Andrea Gonzalez to work as regulatory compliance manager in its Mexico operations. Gonzalez previously worked at the Ethics & Compliance Bureau, a compliance vendor in Mexico, for a few months; prior to that she was a compliance officer for Western Union

Over in Saudi Arabia, Tariq Radwan has joined Saudi National Bank as compliance development and reporting manager. Radwan comes to Saudi National after five years at National Commercial Bank in Saudi Arabia, where he had most recently been senior compliance advisory officer. 

GW&K Investment Management, an asset management firm based in Boston, has promoted David Rouse from director of compliance and risk management to chief compliance officer.

Up in Canada, Paula Kaner has left her job at the Alberta Securities Commission to be chief risk officer at Wellington-Altus Private Wealth, which is in the next-door province of Manitoba. 

Carol Frost has joined Beacon Credit Union in Wabash, Ind., as compliance manager. She comes to Beacon Credit after 13 years at Ossian State Bank, where she most recently was vice president of compliance. 

The University of Miami Health System has hired Julie Dean as chief compliance and privacy officer. Dean previously worked at Erlanger Health System as chief compliance officer. 

In Elkhart, Ind. (RV capital of the world, you know), Christopher Boersma has left his job as assistant vice president for compliance and privacy at Centier Bank, to join INOVA Federal as compliance and operations officer. 

Tampa General Hospital has named Barry Epstein manager of corporate compliance and privacy. Epstein was last seen a while back at Banner Health, where he had been a compliance program director. 

Theo Basis has joined Vanderbilt Financial Group, an ESG-focused investment firm in New York, as chief compliance officer. Basis comes to Vanderbilt after two years at Principal Financial Group, where he had been compliance manager. 

Natasha Volz has a new role at TriNet, a provider of outsourced HR services. Volz had been director of SOX compliance for TriNet since 2017; now she is program leader for back office digital transformation — which sounds way cooler, but I’ll always have a spot in my heart for SOX compliance. 

And auto parts manufacturer Tenneco has given Kim Yapchai, previously chief ethics and compliance officer, the new title of chief environmental, social, and governance officer (CESGO, I guess). Yapchai has been with Tenneco since 2018, and prior to that was chief compliance officer at Whirlpool


Cathy Herzog is celebrating five years as senior manager of global compliance at Integer Holdings Corp

And a delightful career move from England: Alison Ramsey, previously head of compliance at British renewables firm Viridor, has decided to get off the corporate grind. She is setting up her own dog grooming business, “and the only Code of Conduct required for me going forward will be (a) don’t bite me; and (b) don’t poo in the bath!” 

Vendors & Service Providers

Winnie Marutle Joseph has left her job at McDermott International as legal and compliance counsel for Middle East and Africa, to do solo compliance consulting from her home base of Malaysia. 

Open Req Orders

Cable TV conglomerate Discovery is looking for a director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in New York.

Covetrus, the animal health business spun out of Henry Schein in 2019, is looking for a North America ethics & compliance officer. Job can be based in either Portland, Maine, or suburban Columbus, Ohio. (I’d pick Maine.)

Insurance firm Assurant is looking for an assistant vice president for privacy. Job is based in Atlanta. 

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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