Compliance Jobs Report: April 23

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has CCO moves at numerous big firms, including CITGO, Sanofi, Morningstar, and a mysterious promotion for the CCO at Coca-Cola. We also have word of a compliance officer turned novelist, a jarring reminder of what’s really important in life, and lots of other industry gossip.  

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Compliance Jobs News

We begin with oil company CITGO Petroleum Corp., which just hired Steven Scarpino to be chief ethics and compliance officer. Scarpino comes to CITGO after a 12-year run at BP, where he had been director of ethics and compliance and liaison to the company’s independent ethics monitor. Like any good oil man, he’s based in Houston.

Interesting news from Coca-Cola this week: general counsel Bradley Gayton has resigned after only eight months there. Coke chief compliance officer Monica Howard Douglas will succeed Gayton in the GC role. Douglas has been with the company 18 years, and we wish her well — but the real news here is Gayton, an outspoken voice on diversity and inclusion, bailing from the Atlanta-based after less than a year and amid high-profile tension with Georgia political leaders for the voter suppression law they recently enacted.

Morningstar, the mutual fund research people, has hired James Downing as global chief compliance officer. Downing comes to the firm from financial services firm Aon, where he had been global chief compliance officer for retirement services. 

Julien Durand is leaving his job as vice president of the global ethics & compliance program at Takeda, to join Sanofi as chief ethics and compliance officer. Durand starts at Sanofi on June 1. He had been with Takeda for two years. 

Harmony Biosciences, a commercial-stage pharma company working on drugs for neurological disorders, has named Tricia Glover chief compliance officer. Glover worked for most of the last year at law firm Paul Hastings as a senior manager in its life sciences consulting group; prior to that, she was North America compliance officer for Teva Pharmaceuticals

Futures brokerage firm R.J. O’Brien has promoted Chrisotpher Bove from director of compliance to chief compliance officer. Bove has been with the firm since 2019. Like any good futures dealer, he’s based in Chicago. 

CoinSmart, a cryptocurrency startup in Ontario that bills itself as “a digital currency exchange you can actually understand” (I still don’t get it), has hired Joe Tosti as chief compliance officer. Tosti comes to CoinSmart after not quite three years at CI Global Asset Management in Toronto, where he was vice president of compliance. 

We have two items of note from McKesson, the giant pharmaceutical wholesaler. First, the company has hired Rodrigo Grion as vice president for compliance risk, monitoring, and advisory programs. Grion comes to the firm after 12 years at GE Healthcare, most recently as executive director for compliance in the Americas region. McKesson has promoted Jennifer Scalise-Mullett, from director of investigations to senior director of investigations. She’s been with McKesson since 2017.

Down in Colombia, Francia Smith Gómez has left her job as healthcare compliance specialist for Johnson & Johnson’s consumer and vision unit; to join Vecol, a state-sponsored veterinary products company. She’s an internal auditor there. 

Over in Egypt, Ahmed Essam has joined Amazon as compliance risk and investigations manager for that country. Essam previously worked for three years at Ahli United Bank Egypt, most recently as head of transaction monitoring.

A bit further over, in the United Arab Emirates, corporate services firm VISTRA has promoted Svitlana Burlakova from GRC manager to associate director of GRC. Burlakova has been with VISTRA for two years. 

And all the way over in Singapore, Betty Yang has joined healthcare technology firm Hillrom as compliance director for the Asia-Pacific region. Yang joins Hillrom after nearly five years at Medtronic, where most recently she had been director of ethics and compliance for the APAC region.

Amy Richard has joined Moderna as associate director of transparency operations. Richard comes to Moderna after a year at Akcea Therapeutics, where she was associate director of compliance operations. Like any good life sciences professional, she’s based in Cambridge, Mass.

MX, a financial data startup in Utah, has hired Kimberly Morrison as HR compliance partner. Morrison had been doing solo compliance consulting for a few months; prior to that she was compliance programs manager at McCarthy Building Cos. in St. Louis.

Page Motes, a long-time ethics and compliance executive at Dell, who lately has been doing work on sustainability issues for the tech giant, has been promoted there to head of global sustainability. 

M&T Bank, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., has named chief risk officer John D’Angelo director of a newly created Environmental, Social, and Governance Office. D’Angelo will continue to serve on M&T’s management committee and report to the bank’s CEO René Jones.  

And as you may have heard, the Securities and Exchange Commission has named Alex Oh its new director of enforcement. Oh is joining the SEC after 17 years at law firm Paul Weiss, where she was co-chair of the firm’s anti-corruption and FCPA practice. Earlier in her career, Oh was a federal prosecutor in Manhattan. 


In Syracuse, N.Y., Keith Henderson is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Syracuse University

In Washington, D.C., Hayley Tozeski is celebrating one year at Ericsson, where she is compliance counsel and head of the compliance monitor liaison’s office. 

In New York, Rahat Ahmad is celebrating five years at Mizuho Bank, where she is head of testing for the Americas region.

In Boston, Beth Colling is celebrating five years as chief compliance officer at CDM Smith

Congratulations to Leah Omar, a compliance executive at Medtronic for many years — who just published a romance novel, Labor of Love. (Omar is actually the second compliance officer I’m aware of who moonlights as a romance novelist.)

And take some time today to read the tale of Jonathan Frostick, regulatory compliance officer at HSBC, who wrote an extraordinary post earlier this week about surviving a heart attack and remembering what’s truly important in life. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Affiliated Monitors has hired Bethany Hengsbach as managing director in the global corporate compliance practice. Hengsbach previously was a partner at law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.

Open Req Orders

International Medical Corps is looking for a deputy chief compliance officer. Job can be located in any of several IMC offices around the world.

Pathfinder International, a family planning organization, is looking for a global risk manager. Job is based in Washington, D.C.

BlackRock, the investment fund powerhouse, is looking for a vice president of anti-bribery compliance. Job is based in Atlanta. 

Compliance Meme of the Week



That’s all for this week’s report.

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