Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 7

Our first Compliance Jobs Report of the year! We have compliance personnel hired from Pilgrim’s Pride, Lego Group, Rivian, Bekaert, Scion Health, and lots more; plus a bundle more news from health and life science businesses. Two compliance training startups got acquired; and we have job leads in higher education, Wall Street, and waste reduction. 

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 this week in chicken: Pilgrim’s Pride, the chicken-making subsidiary of food giant JBS, has hired Victoria Lane as senior director of ethics and compliance. Lane had previously worked for former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as special counsel for ethics, risk, and compliance; supposedly as part of an effort to bring private-sector compliance discipline to state government. That idea went pear-shaped along with the former governor’s political career; now Lane is at Pilgrim’s, which is working its way through antitrust issues with the Justice Department. 

Lisa Estrada, previously chief compliance officer at LifePoint Health, has joined the newly formed healthcare system ScionHealth as general counsel. Scion is actually a spin-out of LifePoint and its recent merger with Kindred Healthcare. Estrada had been chief compliance officer at LifePoint for two years; no word yet on who will succeed her in the CCO role there. 

And another one moving from CCO to general counsel: Rahul Khara, who had been chief compliance officer at Acceleron Pharma in Cambridge, Mass., has joined Disc Medicine as general counsel. Khara had been with Acceleron since 2018. 

The Lego Group (you know ’em when you step on them) has hired Carolyn Amrein as head of analytics in the corporate audit and risk department. Amrein had been working for a few years as a consultant; prior to that she was at PwC as director in data analytics at the firm’s Internal Audit Center for Excellence. 

Endo Pharmaceuticals has promoted Shelly Harmatuk, from senior director for global commercial compliance to executive director. Harmatuk has been with Endo since 2018.

Elizabeth Gilbert has joined United Therapeutics Corp. as director of compliance education. Gilbert comes to the Maryland-based company from Boehringer Ingelheim, where she had been associate director of compliance since 2018. 

Bekaert, a manufacturer of steel wire and coatings, has hired Stefanie Nover as vice president of ethics and compliance. Nover comes to the Belgian company after more than five years at German auto parts maker Adient, where most recently she had been assistant general counsel for ethics and compliance matters in the company’s EMEA and Asia regions. 

Votrite, a voting technology company based in Boca Raton, Fla., has hired Christopher Baum as chief compliance officer. Baum comes to the company after many years working as an elections consultant for New York City and as an analyst at Gartner

Amy Pendergast has left her job as senior compliance and privacy specialist at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to join Vaya Health, a North Carolina healthcare system that works with patients who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, as privacy compliance officer. 

In Munich, Jean Marie Gloaguen has a new role within the Allianz empire. He has been promoted from compliance governance specialist at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, the firm’s business insurance unit; to senior operational risk manager at Allianz, the parent company.

Erik Fagley has left Booz Allen Hamilton, where he had been lead associate in the consulting firm’s ethics program (that is, its in-house program) to join electric truck maker Rivian as a senior security associate. 

Swiss logistics firm Kuehne+Nagel has moved Fay Diedrichs into a new role, literally and professionally. Diedrichs is moving from Santiago, Chile, to New York; and moving from regional compliance officer for Central and South America to regional compliance officer for North America. She has been with K&N for five years. 

Seth Rice is moving on from Kennametal Corp., where he spent the last eight years as assistant general counsel and head of the ethics and compliance function there. Rice has joined Montauk Renewables, where he will be assistant general counsel for securities. 

Clint Hangebrauck has a new job at the NCAA, moving up from director of quality control to managing director of enterprise risk management. Hangebrauck has been with the NCAA in several audit and risk roles since 2011. 

And another promotion: Hamilton Lindley, at Neighborly (holding company for various home maintenance franchise businesses), from compliance manager to director of compliance. 

In New Orleans, Lauren Womack has joined Tulane Medical System as vice president of ethics and compliance. Womack comes to Tulane Medical from Sutter Health, where she had been compliance program manager at one of Sutter’s locations in San Francisco. 

Christopher Smyczek has been promoted at McKesson, from analyst to senior consultant for compliance process improvement. Smyczek has been with McKesson since 2010.

Bausch Health, maker of various personal health and medical products, has hired David Alexander as chief ethics and compliance officer. Alexander had previously been chief of ethics, compliance, and HR (aren’t these functions supposed to be arch-enemies?) at HMS, a health technology and analytics company. He’s based in Dallas. 

Still more from the medical world: medical device maker Smith & Nephew has promoted Alison Parkes from vice president of compliance program effectiveness to chief compliance officer. Parkes has been with Smith & Nephew in various roles for 22 years. 

And Samantha Kelen has a new job as chief compliance officer at Stellar Health, a health technology business based in New York City. Kelen previously worked as chief ethics and compliance officer at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare for nearly three years, and was at Duke Energy before that. Kelen also wrote a lovely thank you to the compliance professionals who helped with her job search, worth reading if you have the time. 


Christoph Klahold is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer of BMW. He wrote up an interesting first-year retrospective the other day, if you’re interested.

Ruth Joseph is celebrating five years at Citigroup, where she is senior vice president and compliance officer in the consumer banking group. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Two merger deals to note in the compliance training world. 

First, Broadcat has been acquired by Texas private equity firm Featherweight Capital Partners. Purchase price undisclosed, alas; but Featherweight also owns TCS Healthcare Technologies, a provider of case management software to the healthcare industry. 

Also, True Office Learning has been acquired by Learning Pool, a training and e-learning business headquartered in Northern Ireland. Again, purchase price undisclosed. Sigh… 

Open Req Orders

Recology, a recycling and waste-reduction business based in San Francisco, is looking for a compliance specialist and a compliance program manager. Both jobs based in San Francisco.

Harvard University is looking for a risk and compliance program manager. Job is based in Cambridge, Mass. (Also home of Radical Compliance!) 

Goldman Sachs is seeking a vice president of financial crimes compliance. Job is based in New York. 

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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