Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 5

Following this morning’s monster jobs report for the U.S. economy, the Compliance Jobs Report has its own brisk update for this week too! We have items to report from Blackstone, Walmart, Fifth Third Bank, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and many more. Job leads in banking, software sales, and stock trading; and our Meme of the Week goes out to the HR function.

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 at private equity giant Blackstone; earlier this week the company Renahan joined Blackstone earlier this year and has been a managing director. He succeeds Marisa Beeney, who will remain as chief legal officer for the two funds. 

Walmart has hired former Justice Department official Joe Beemsterboer as vice president for government enforcement and investigations. Beemsterboer worked in the Fraud Section of the Justice Department for 12 years, including a year-long stint as acting chief of section, until he left last month. 

Piyush Sharma is leaving Alexion Pharmaceuticals, where he had been head of compliance for Alexion and for AstraZeneca’s rare disease program. (AstraZeneca acquired Alexion last summer.) Sharma had been with Alexion for five years. No word yet on what he might do next, although Sharma did say he is “excited to be embarking on a new adventure and to take the next steps in my leadership journey.” We’ll keep our ear to the ground on what he does.

Compliance jobsShellie Creson has left her job as chief audit executive at Fifth Third Bank in Ohio, to join Synovus (another financial services firm) as chief risk officer. Creson had been with Fifth Third for five years. 

Western Union has promoted Cherie Axelrod from chief audit executive to chief enterprise risk officer. Axelrod has been with the company for almost 10 years. 

Delta Dental has hired Matthew Dobson as head of regulatory exams and group audits. Dobson comes to Delta Dental after 16 years at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where most recently he had been manager of regulatory compliance for state and federal government programs. 

Total Solutions FZ, a financial services outfit in Dubai, has hired Anjali Menon as head of compliance. Menon had been working freelance for Total for a few months as a legal compliance specialist; prior to that she was senior compliance officer at iPayTotal in London. 

Shelby Cannon has joined OneMain Financial as vice president of data protection and governance. Cannon comes to OneMain from Abbott, where she had been director of global data protection since 2020. 

State Street Corp. has hired Lukman Ahmed as its sanctions screening lead. Ahmed comes to State Street after a year at KeyBank, where he had been financial crimes governance manager. He’s based in Ohio. 

In Brazil, Grupo Travelex has hired Bruno Serafim as senior AML compliance analyst. Serafim previously worked at TMF Group for a few months as a senior onboarding analyst; prior to that he spent two years at Citigroup as a due diligence analyst.

Bristol Myers Squibb has promoted Mona Kay Rifi, from director of compliance training & communication to director for culture of integrity, education, and communications. Rifi has been with BSM for two years. 

Also promoted: Madison Gray, at BNY Mellon, from head of regulatory change management for the EMEA region to head of regulatory change management globally. Gray has been at BNY for five years. 

Mark Rowe has joined IT services firm DXC Technology as director of policy, communication, and training. Rowe comes to DXC after six years at Deloitte, where most recently he’d been a senior manager in the risk advisory practice. 

DermTech, a genomics startup in LaJolla, Calif., working on dermatology treatments, has hired Jennifer Eilemberg as chief compliance officer. Eilemberg had previously been general counsel at Precision Diagnostics, another life sciences business in the San Diego area. She actually joined DermTech in May but the company kept it under wraps until this week.

And in Australia, Willem Punt has joined Rio Tinto as director of third-party risk management. Punt previously worked at ANZ as anti-bribery and corruption leader for two years. 


Keith Cureton is celebrating one year as director of ethics and compliance at Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii. 

Daniel Jarman is celebrating one year as head of regulatory compliance at Deliveroo in Britain.

Hemma Lomax just hit one year at Snap, where she is senior corporate counsel for integrity and compliance. 

Cheryl Forino Wahl is celebrating five years at MetroHealth System in Cleveland, where she was recently promoted from chief ethics and compliance officer to chief employee engagement officer. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Denis Jacob has left his job as chief audit executive at General Electric (where he spent most of his time on compliance, ESG issues, and investigations) to join PwC as a managing director. 

In South Africa, Sibusiso Bila has joined Deloitte as a financial crimes analyst. Bila had previously worked in-house at Rand Refinery Ltd. as a risk and compliance officer. 

Open Req Orders

Convercent is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer — although it looks like you need to apply through OneTrust, Convercent’s parent company. This role would be to succeed Asha Palmer, who left Convercent last month. (We still await news on where she goes next.)

Bank of America is looking for a senior vice president and audit director for its global compliance and operational risk team. Job is based in Charlotte, N.C.

Charles Schwab is looking for a manager of IT audits and SOX compliance. Job is based in Lone Tree, Colo. (That’s suburban Denver.)

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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