Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 29

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from McKinsey, which just hired the ex-compliance chief of Walmart; the chief compliance officer at State Street departing for another firm; and other personnel gossip from Paychex, Southwire, Insmed, and elsewhere. Job leads in investing, research, and higher ed; and Meme of the Week goes out to Dirty Dancing. 

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 Daniel Trujillo, former global head of compliance at Walmart. Trujillo left Walmart in April, and now he has surfaced at consulting firm McKinsey as chief compliance officer. McKinsey has 35,000 employees worldwide (so that’s, like, less than Walmart and its 2.2 million), and lately the firm has had a bit of turbulence with employee dismay at working with some of the world’s biggest polluters. Sounds like quite the professional challenge, although Trujillo certainly has the resume for it.

Speaking of Walmart, the company has promoted Juliana Pimentel from senior manager for ethics and compliance to director of global regulatory risk in the legal department. Pimentel has been with Walmart in various legal and compliance roles since 2007. 

compliance jobsChris Baker is leaving his job as chief compliance officer at State Street Global Advisors, to take over in January as chief compliance officer at Allspring Global Investments. (Allspring is the new name of what had been Wells Fargo Asset Management, which Wells sold off earlier this year to private equity investors.) Baker has been CCO at SSGA since early 2018.

Southwire Co., an electrical components manufacturer based in Georgia, has hired Loree Shelko as vice president of enterprise risk management, quality, and legal. Shelko comes to Southwire after spending the last few months consulting, and prior to that she was at Meritor in Michigan as assistant general counsel.

Sharon Towner has been hired by NRG Energy in Houston as senior counsel. Towner had been doing solo consulting work for the last year or so; she had previously been compliance counsel at Parker Drilling from 2013 until early 2020.

Biotech company Insmed has promoted Tiffany Cummings-Damiani, from vice president of corporate and healthcare compliance to global head of compliance. Cummings-Damiani has been with the New Jersey firm in numerous roles since 2018.

Shane White says he is leaving GSK, where he had been a U.S. ethics and compliance specialist. White had been with GSK in several roles since 2017, when he started as a student co-op. No word yet on where White is going next but he promises an update soon. Radical Compliance will stay on the case.

Everything old is new again: David Ladwig has returned to Paychex as a Level 2 compliance analyst. Ladwig had previously worked at Paychex in the early 2010s as a compliance analyst, then did tours of duty at Progressive Leasing, Wells Fargo, and elsewhere for the intervening seven years. 

And one bit of fun news from South Africa. The CEO of the South African National Roads Agency has resigned, and while the SANRAL board searches for a successor, it has named the chief audit executive acting CEO. Congratulations to CAE Lehlohonolo Pitse — we always love seeing audit and compliance executives claw their way to ultimate power! Even if it’s on an interim basis.


Sanaa Basta is celebrating one year at Cobham Electronic Solutions, where she is lead internal auditor.

Ashley Fieber is celebrating one year at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., where she is head of anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Consulting firm Rethink Compliance has hired Becky Burtless-Creps as senior director of advisory services. Burtless-Creps had been working as a solo consultant for the last 18 months; prior to that she had been a compliance and ethics specialist at Deloitte

Christina McGlosson has stepped down as associate director of enforcement at the Commodity & Futures Trading Commission to join consulting firm Promontory Group as a director in the compliance practice group. Technically Promontory is a subsidiary of IBM; in reality it’s also a popular post-government hangout for ex-SEC and CFTC officials. 

And in vendor news, NAVEX Global and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative have struck a partnership to sell compliance program assessment services. Apparently ECI has launched a “High Quality Partners Program” to bring more analysis to bear on program assessments, and Navex is its first partner.

Open Req Orders

Research firm Gartner is looking to hire a senior director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Stamford, Conn. 

Thomas Jefferson University and its Jefferson Health affiliate are seeking a vice president of compliance operations. Job is based in Philadelphia, which actually was home to Benjamin Franklin. 

And BlackRock, the largest asset management fund in the world, is looking for a vice president of financial crimes compliance. BlackRock has $7 trillion in assets under management, so that sounds like quite the professional challenge. Job is based in Delaware. 

Compliance Meme of the Week

And this week’s meme comes from Cécilia Fellouse-Guenkel, general manager of the Compliance for Good consulting firm in Paris. Thank you!

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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