Compliance Jobs Report: June 3

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has personnel gossip from Carnival Corp., Cerebral, Danske Bank, CAF America, and Organon, among many others. We also have some work anniversaries to note; job leads in education, global manufacturing, and private equity; and our Meme of the Week goes out to CCO certifications.

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

Claudia Perc has joined Carnival Corp. as director of compliance risk management. Perc comes to Carnival (which is no stranger to regulatory enforcement in recent years) from Lockheed Martin, where most recently she worked in risk management for the defense contractor’s F-35 fighter jet project. 

Theresa Donovan has joined Cerebral (yes, that Cerebral, the mental health startup that is under federal investigation and ousted its CEO last month) as senior compliance manager. Donovan comes to the company from Eternal Health, where she had been compliance director for 15 months. 

Kym Creekmore has taken early retirement from Banner Life Sciences, where she had been compliance officer since last year. No word yet on what she might do next.

Glenn Mills has taken a job as vice president of compliance, risk management, and privacy at CAF America, a grant-making organization based in Washington, D.C. Mills comes to CAF America after a long run as a compliance communications consultant and a stint at law firm Littler Mendelson as a security and privacy consultant. 

Barbara Tsai has left her job at UBS, where she spent eight years as deputy global head of anti-bribery and corruption. Where next? Tsai has joined Microsoft as assistant general counsel and head of compliance for Asia. She is based in Shanghai.

Elizabeth Garnto has joined mutual fund giant Vanguard as a senior compliance adviser. Garnto comes to Vanguard from Beirne Wealth Consulting, where she had been chief compliance officer since 2018.

In Madrid, JCDecaux has promoted Esthephany Felix Inoa from legal counsel for Latin America to risk, compliance, and data protection officer. Inoa has been with JCDecaux, which is an advertising agency based in France, since 2019.

Also promoted: Mary Wieland, at healthcare firm Geisinger, from ethics and compliance specialist to privacy compliance specialist. Wieland has been with Geisinger since 2019.

Nium, a global payments firm based in Singapore, has hired David Vignola as head of compliance for the Asia-Pacific region. Vignola joins Nium after two years at’s Singapore offices, where he first led security risk and compliance for Amazon Web Services and then was chief compliance officer for Amazon Payments.

Also in Singapore, Li Ping Tan has joined Dentsu International as ethics and compliance director for Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Tan had previously been head of ethics and compliance for SATS, an airline services firm based in Singapore.

A new role for Carolina Flomenbaum within the Johnson & Johnson empire: she is now director of supply chain, trade, and healthcare compliance for the EMEA region. Flomenbaum, based in Portugal, had previously been healthcare compliance officer for Latin America at Janssen Cos., a subsidiary of J&J. 

Marieta Melkonyan has joined California-based advertising firm dot818 as compliance officer. Melkonyan previously worked at SoftConstruct, an Armenian IT services firm, as head of operational performance and control.

UnitedHealthcare has promoted Emelda Acosta from senior compliance analyst to compliance manager. 

Debora Dansker has joined pharmaceutical firm Organon as associate director of compliance and business practices for Argentina. Dansker previously worked at Merck’s Argentina subsidiary, MSD, where she had been licensing compliance and third-party risk manager. 

Standard Chartered Bank has hired Bassel Mazen as executive director for financial crimes compliance in the bank’s Egypt operations. Mazen comes to Standard Chartered from HSBC Securities, where he had been head of financial crimes and regulatory compliance since 2018.

Ranger Investment Management, a boutique investment firm in Dallas, has hired Melanie Mendoza as chief compliance officer. Mendoza joins Ranger after a year as a solo compliance consultant; before that she was chief compliance officer at Matarin Capital management. 

And we end with some hot tea from Danske Bank: Philipe Vollot, who had been promoted from chief compliance officer to chief administrative officer last December, is leaving the bank to take another position elsewhere (new bank unknown). Going forward, Danske Bank will place responsibility for financial crimes risk and compliance with Christian Bornfeld, just hired to be the bank’s head of retail and private banking. Bornfeld comes to Danske Bank from ABN Amro, where he had been chief innovation and technology officer. 


Héctor Romero González is celebrating one year at Medtronic, where he is head of channel compliance for Mexico and Central America. 

Nicholas Caster is celebrating five years at Sutter Health, where he is compliance officer in Sacramento. 

George Gerges just hit five years at Sanofi, where he is director of ethics and business integrity in Saudi Arabia. 

And congratulations to the Great Women in Compliance podcast, which dropped its 150th episode this week. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Harper Wells has joined Learning Pool, a provider of e-learning technology, as chief compliance officer. Wells previously worked as director of compliance insights and strategy at True Office Learning

Open Req Orders

ABB is looking for a head of assurance, risk, and internal controls. Job is based in Zurich. 

City University of New York is looking for both a research compliance officer and an export control officer. I think we all know where the jobs are based.

The Carlyle Group is looking for a vice president of audit and advisory. 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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