Compliance Jobs Report: May 20

Plenty of news in the Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have personnel items from Carnival Cruises, OnlyFans (yes, you read that right), Wells Fargo, COSO, and lots more. Also a bundle of work anniversaries to note; plus job leads in finance, medical devices, and satellite TV. Our Meme of the Week goes out to cybersecurity. 

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

Well that ship has sailed: Peter Anderson has resigned as chief ethics and compliance officer of Carnival Corp., the cruise line giant that hired him in 2019 after admitting to violating environmental laws and then hiding the misconduct from federal authorities. Anderson apparently is leaving for personal reasons. He will be succeeded by Richard Brilliant, a long-time veteran of Carnival who had been its chief audit executive; Brilliant will now be the cruise line’s chief risk and compliance officer. So the TL;DR here is that Carnival’s CCO is leaving and the company is consolidating the compliance and audit functions. 

Speaking of troubled corporate organizations, Wells Fargo has named Paul Ricci chief auditor on a permanent basis. Ricci has been with Wells Fargo since 2019, and had been interim chief auditor since earlier this year. He fills a role previously held by Julie Scammahorn, who passed away after an illness earlier this year. 

Some revealing news from OnlyFans, the subscription-based social media site that decidedly NSFW: it has hired former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor Nikhila Raj as deputy general counsel, in charge of the site’s trust, safety, and compliance programs. Raj worked as a federal prosecutor for six years, mostly handling FCPA and banking cases.

Binance.US, the American wing of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange under investigation by pretty much everybody, has hired Krishna Juvvadi as its next head of legal. Juvvadi comes to Binance from Uber, where he was the company’s first regulatory compliance lawyer and lately had been global head of operations compliance. 

Two items this week from Silicon Valley Bank. First, the bank has shifted Dennis McCarron into a new role, moving him from senior director of advisory compliance to chief compliance officer of SVB Wealth, the bank’s private wealth management subsidiary. McCarron has been with the bank since 2019.

Second, Doug Seefus has joined Silicon Valley Bank as head of employee conduct compliance. Seefus comes to SVB after 12 years at Wells Fargo (plus “a well-deserved three month break,” he says on his LinkedIn page), where he most recently had been head of sales practice oversight for Wells.

Further down the California coast, Silvergate Bank in San Diego has promoted Grant Gaddy from compliance officer to compliance manager. 

Tyler Elkins has joined LPL Financial as vice president of compliance, legal, and risk. Elkins had previously been working at Wells Fargo consulting on various data management projects, and prior to that had been at Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. Like so many other banking compliance folks, she is based in Jacksonville, Fla.

Kurt Stitcher has left life sciences company DJO Global, where he had been vice president of global compliance since 2018. What next? Stitcher has moved to medical device manufacturer Nihon Kohden America, where he is general counsel (and chief compliance officer). 

Rick Roybal has joined Matador Resources Co. in Dallas as a vendor auditor. Roybal previously worked at Martindale Consultants as a project manager, and is also head of the Oil & Gas Roundtable for all you folks in that sector.

Emergent Holdings, an IT services and consulting firm in Michigan, has promoted Emily Smedley from supervisor of corporate audit to manager of corporate audit. 

Milou Lammers Meier has joined Merit, a tech firm that helps with employee hiring and monitoring, as director of compliance. Meier joins Merit after three years at iLand Cloud, where she had been director of compliance and legal.

In London, Natasha Powell has joined cryptocurrency payments platform BCB Group (“pushing the boundaries in the digital asset space”) as chief compliance officer. Powell comes to BCB after a year at White Oak, a business lending firm, where she had been director of risk and compliance. 

In Dubai, Anders Ling, previously managing director at Compass Consulting, has joined Dubai Holding Asset Management. He will assume the role of head of risk and compliance ahead of the planned IPO of TECOM Group, where Ling will operate long-term

Raymond Purcell has retired from Pfizer, where he had been senior director of financial controls. He is succeeded by Jhofre Molina, who has been with Pfizer since 2019.

And Paul Nobel is stepping down as chairman of COSO, the nonprofit group that churns out compliance frameworks for SOX, risk management, and other issues. Sobel took over as head of COSO in 2018 (I did a podcast interview with him), and we all owe him a debt of thanks for this important but low-profile job. If frameworks are your thing, COSO is accepting nominations for his successor


Yael Levy  is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Apollo Global Management.

Lisa Adinolfi is celebrating one year as chief audit executive at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Denis Jacob just hit one year as chief audit executive for compliance and investigations at General Electric.

Sulaiman Qazi is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Seagen

And congratulations to Deborah Ringel, chief ethics and compliance officer at Accenture Federal Services. Business magazine Washington Exec just named her chief ethics and compliance officer of the year for 2022. 

Open Req Orders

Apple Bank is looking for a vice president for compliance training. Job is based in New York City.

Medical device company Arthrex is looking for a senior manager of compliance investigations. Job is based in Naples, Fla.

DISH Network is hunting for a SOX compliance manager. Job is based in Englewood, Colo.

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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