Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 10

Another big Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have news from Westco, XPO Logistics, Google, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Citi, and lots more. We also have two audit and compliance executives moving onto corporate boards; and job openings in healthcare, medical devices, and lingerie. 

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 Westco International, the Fortune 500 logistics and distribution giant headquartered in Pittsburgh, which just hired Steve Donovan as chief ethics and compliance officer. Donovan joins Westco after a few years as senior director of global compliance and privacy for Boardriders, an apparel business. Some of you may remember Donovan for his 11+ years at International Paper Co., where he was chief ethics and compliance officer until he left in 2016.

XPO Logistics has hired Thomas Leistner as vice president of compliance. Leistner comes to XPO from Panasonic Avionics Corp., where he had been chief ethics and compliance counsel for the last three years. 

Equity Bank Ltd., one of the largest banks in Africa with assets of roughly $10 billion, has named Solomon Abiakalam group director of compliance, conduct, and financial crime risk. Abiakalam joins Equity Bank from Cellulant, an e-commerce services business based in Nairobi (where Equity is also headquartered). 

Katrina Lindsey has joined Casey’s General Stores as the company’s new general counsel. Lindsey comes to Casey’s after a few months as chief diversity officer at Varis, an e-commerce software company; but prior to Varis she had been chief compliance officer for ODP Corp., the parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax. 

Dawn Levant has joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president of compliance. We’re not sure what her exact duties there are, but Levant previously spent 14 years at accounting and advisory firm Kreischer Miller running its operational due diligence practice, so we assume she’s doing something similar at Goldman. This is actually Levant’s second tour of duty at Goldman; she was an associate there for two years in the early 2000s.

Speaking of Wall Street, Citibank has promoted Rashada Timkee from compliance risk management officer to business risk senior officer. Timkee has been with Citi since 2018, working in its New York offices. The bank has also promoted Jiju Mathew from assistant manager for compliance to AML compliance analyst; she works for Citi in the United Arab Emirates. 

Thai Trower has joined Google as head of AML and sanctions compliance for its digital payments division. Trower comes to the giant search engine after 11 years at the giant retailer Walmart, where most recently she was a senior director of sanctions and financial services compliance. 

PwC has promoted Seleene D’Souza from ethics and compliance senior manager to ethics and compliance director, running PwC’s internal anti-money laundering and antitrust compliance programs. D’Souza has been with the firm since 2012.

Rush Street Interactive, an online gambling and sports betting business based in Chicago, has hired Andy Lemon as AML compliance manager. Lemon previously worked at Churchill Downs Inc. (corporate owner of the Kentucky Derby), where he spent two years as a compliance analyst for “iGaming” and sports betting. 

First National Bank of Omaha (that’s in Nebraska) has hired Ruthann Redmon as director of fair lending. Redmon comes to First National from Cenlar FSB, a mortgage loan servicer, where she had been senior compliance manager since April 2021. Prior to Cenlar she had been a fair lending compliance officer at Discover Financial Services.

MedLine Industries has promoted Quan Doan from ethical sourcing auditor to ethical sourcing auditor level II. Doan works for MedLine in its Vietnam offices. 

Galaxy Gaming, a Las Vegas-based maker of table games for casinos, has appointed Cheryl Kondra to its board of directors. Kondra is vice president of internal audit at Tractor Supply Co. One presumes she will serve on the board’s audit committee.

And I’m all for more compliance officers on corporate boards but this is next-level: Swiss bank UBS has nominated its chief compliance and governance officer, Markus Ronner, to be chairman of the board next year. Ronner has been with UBS for 39 years; he took over compliance and governance in 2012, and joined the executive board in 2018. Apparently he’ll keep his CCO role even after election to the board as chairman.


Michelle Nichols is celebrating one year as director of compliance at Farmer Mac

Vendors & Service Providers

Han Kun, a corporate law firm in Shanghai, has hired Ellen Mao for its asset management practice. Mao had previously been chief compliance officer at Maxwealth Fund Management, an asset management firm in China. 

OneTrust, the GRC software giant that scooped up Convercent and Shared Assessments earlier this year, has done another deal. The company acquired Planetly, a cutely named German startup that helps businesses manage ESG issues and move to zero-carbon emissions operations. 

Open Req Orders

Vault Health is trying to fill two jobs these days: compliance lead for life sciences, which can be a remote position; and a data privacy and protection officer, also a remote role. Vault itself is headquartered in New York City, if that matters to you.

Victoria’s Secret is looking for an assistant vice president of global ethics and compliance. Job is based in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, otherwise known as suburban Columbus. 

Medical device maker Abiomed is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Danvers, Mass., otherwise known as suburban Boston.

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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