Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 14

Another big week for compliance jobs! News from Georgia Tech, Truist, Facebook, Warner Music, Las Vegas Sands, and many more. We also have some compliance officers moving into the consulting world; job leads in transportation, auto parts, and city government; and our Meme of the Week goes out to internal investigators. 

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 in Georgia. First, Ling-Ling Nie has left her job as head of ethics and compliance at Georgia Tech, to be deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at Aura, a digital security company. Nie had been at Georgia Tech for nearly three years. (We had a podcast interview with Nie back in 2019 to talk about her plans for ramping up the compliance function at Georgia Tech, if you’re interested.) 

A bit further north, Truist Bank has named Denise DeMaio chief audit executive. DeMaio comes to Truist from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, where she had been chief audit executive since 2015. She succeeds Dale Jeanes, who is retiring from Truist after 20 years as head of the auditing team (there, or at Truist’s predecessor banks). DeMaio will work in Truist’s headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. 

Ashley Coselli has joined Apache Corp., an energy services business in Houston, as director of corporate compliance. Coselli previously worked at TotalEnergies for three years as managing counsel for ethics, compliance, and international trade. 

Andrea Gonzalez has joined Tul, a construction technology firm in Mexico, as global compliance manager. Gonzalez joins Tul from Uber, where she had been a regulatory compliance manager in Mexico for 10 months. 

Warner Music Group has promoted Linda Gilmore from compliance manager to director of compliance. 

Compliance JobsHelene Jepson has joined Novi, the digital wallet subsidiary of Facebook Meta, as chief compliance officer. Jepson comes to Facebook Meta from Scandinavian financial firm Nordea, where she had been head of group compliance for several years and spent the last several months as special adviser to the chief risk officer. 

Harri, an HR software firm that caters to restaurant and hotel businesses, has hired Wendy Harkness as chief compliance officer. Harkness previously worked at Restaurant Growth Services as general counsel and chief administrative officer. (Is the name “Harri” because restaurant and hotel managers are so harried at work?) 

At Johnson & Johnson, Nilda Houellemont is moving from the HR team to SOX compliance (because who wouldn’t? SOX compliance is way cooler than HR), reporting into Krista Muszak. 

Packaging Corporation of America has promoted Yulia Gurman from director of internal audit to vice president of internal audit. Gurman has been with PCA for a bit more than five years. Now that she’s the big deal, apparently she’s looking for some audit staff, too

PNC Bank has hired Darrin McLaughlin as senior vice president for AML compliance. McLaughlin comes to PNC after a few months at Revolut, a British fintech app, where he had been head of financial crimes risk management. Prior to that McLaughlin was a senior director of AML compliance at Capital One.  

Promoted: Ong Bo Yang, at the UOB Bank in Singapore, from operations assurance officer to senior assurance officer. 

The Manitou Group, a French maker of forklifts, cherry pickers, and other industrial machinery, has hired Antoine Geay as compliance officer. Geay previously worked at Grant Thornton for nearly three years as a compliance consultant. 

Erik Sandstedt is the new chief compliance officer at Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sandstedt comes to Stands after three years at the law firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi in New Jersey, and before that was senior vice president for regulatory compliance and ethics at McKesson. Here’s hoping he knows to always split 10s, and leave the craps table after two cocktails. 

In Brazil, Elianay de Carvalho Nogueira has a new job as compliance analyst at Cotação, a currency exchange business there. Nogueira comes to the firm from Ourominas, another Brazilian financial firm, where he had been a compliance analyst since 2019. 

We also have a few compliance officer exits. Paul Dawson has left his job as European compliance manager for Now Health International, where he had been since 2019. Not sure where he’ll turn up next but we’ll keep an ear to the ground for updates. 

In India, Neerja Sharma has left motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp after a few years there as chief compliance officer. The company says Sharma “has decided to take a pause and refresh her priorities.” 

And Paul Caulfield has left his job as chief risk officer at IDB Bank, Israel’s largest overseas financial firm, to take a job as general counsel at Third Bridge Group Ltd., a research firm that works with hedge funds and other investment groups. 

Last up: Elizabeth Jobes, chief compliance officer at Amryt Pharma, has joined the board of directors at Canadian biotech firm Eyam Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. Jobes actually joined the board a few months ago, but compliance officers landing on a board are always worth a shout! 


Britney Fremont is celebrating one year at Church Pension Group in New York, where she is a vendor management analyst. 

Raina Verma is celebrating one year at Majid Al Futtaim, a retail and shopping mall business based in Dubai, where she is head of fraud and forensics. 

Robyn Heckman just hit five years as compliance manager at University of Utah Health. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Dennis Barnes has left his job as vice president of governance, risk, and compliance at Mayne Pharma, to join Dovetail Consulting as a managing director. Dovetail is run by Jeff Rosenbaum, chief compliance officer at Shire Pharmaceuticals for a while in the 2010s. 

In the bitcoin world, Malcolm Wright has left his job as chief compliance officer at BitMEX, to be head of compliance and risk strategy at Shyft Network, a firm that helps other cryptocurrency outfits comply with AML rules. 

Audrey Harris has joined Affiliated Monitors Inc. as a managing director in its anti-corruption, compliance, and ethics practice. Harris joins AMI after a few years as a partner at law firm Mayer Brown; some of you might also remember her from her days as chief ethics and compliance officer at BHP in the latter 2010s. 

Washington Exec, a professional association for executives around Washington, D.C., has opened nominations for its 2022 chief officer awards — including awards for chief ethics and compliance officers, at both private companies and government agencies. Nominations due by March 4. 

Open Req Orders

Yellow, a trucking and transportation company, is looking for a vice president of safety compliance. Job is based in Overland Park, Kans. 

Auto parts maker Visteon is looking for a chief audit executive. Job is based just outside of Detroit, naturally. 

The City of Dallas is looking for a chief integrity officer. I think we all know where the job is based.  

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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