Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 19

Another week, another big Compliance Jobs Report. We have personnel news and gossip from Georgia Tech, Tesla, Glencore, JBS, and many others; plus a bundle of work anniversaries to note and a few items from the vendor world. Our job leads this week are all in SOX compliance, and Meme of the Week goes out to hodgepodge IT systems!

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 Georgia Tech, which has hired Danette Joslyn-Gaul as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer. Joslyn-Gaul had been chief compliance officer at Pearson since 2017, and has been with Pearson in other roles since 2014. She succeeds Ling-Ling Nie, who left Georgia Tech earlier this year to take a job at Aura, a cybersecurity company. 

At Tesla, don’t miss the wild story that David Searle has left the company after about 18 months. Searle had been Tesla’s deputy general counsel and senior director of compliance, and was leading an internal investigation into alleged funny business in the electric car maker’s purchase orders. Now Bloomberg says Searle departed several weeks ago, although Tesla subsequently said this is false. Given Elon Musk’s history of false statements on Twitter and Tesla’s lack of any substantive in-house PR team, who knows what’s really going on there. (If you do, drop me a confidential email at [email protected].)

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae has hired Cissy Yang as chief audit executive. Yang succeeds Douglas Watt, who is retiring in November. Yang comes to Fannie Mae after many years at Credit Suisse, most recently as head of audit for investment banking and the Americas region. She starts next month.

Meatpacking giant JBS has named Michael Koenig global chief ethics and compliance officer. This is a promotion of sorts for Koenig; he has been chief compliance officer at Pilgrim’s Pride, a subsidiary of JBS, for the last year. The company also said it has established a global executive compliance committee “to create a more uniform and consistent compliance program across all JBS entities.” Given JBS’s numerous run-ins with the feds over antitrust and FCPA issues, this welcome news.

Glencore has made two compliance hires recently. (Not surprising, given the company’s massive corruption settlement earlier this year.) Ralph Haddad has joined Glencore in Montreal as a regional compliance officer; he comes to the company after several years at SNC-Lavalin, most recently as a regional compliance officer. Fernanda Melara will be a senior compliance manager at Glencore’s Latin America operations, working from Chile. She previously was a Latin America compliance manager for Zimmer Biomet.

Tania Pavaskar has joined software giant Autodesk as senior compliance counsel. Pavaskar comes to Autodesk after a year at Marriott International, where she had been senior director of legal compliance. Based in Singapore.

Randy Earley has joined Mohawk Industries as director of internal audit for its North America operations. Earley previously worked at Cox Enterprises for nearly 10 years as vice president of internal audit. No word yet on whether he’ll get a mohawk haircut as part of the new gig.

In London, Luciane Mallmann has announced that she’s departing civil engineering firm Arcadis after a year as compliance officer. No word yet on what Mallmann is doing next but she says it will be a “very exciting” next chapter.

ScionHealth has hired Jennifer Mason as chief compliance officer. Mason comes to the Louisville, Ky.- based organization after nine years at Conifer Health Solutions, the last four of them as chief compliance officer. 


Colleen Golden has joined Select Rehabilitation, a chain of rehab centers headquartered in Illinois, as compliance manager. Golden previously worked at Mental Health Partnerships in Philadelphia as director of quality assurance and compliance. 

Texas Capital Bank has hired Vivek Misra as chief compliance officer. Misra joins the bank after holding risk and compliance leadership roles at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup, among other banks. 

Dibbs, a fintech startup that uses the blockchain to trade sports cards as NFTs (that reads like a bingo card of tech buzzwords), has hired William Plumeri as chief compliance officer. Plumeri comes to Dibbs from BlockFi, where he had been director of compliance for 15 months.

Nadine Ludovico has joined Privia Health, a healthcare software business based in Virginia, as compliance manager. Ludovico comes to Privia after six years at Unified Women’s Healthcare, most recently as manager of compliance services. 

Engineering and construction giant Bechtel Corp. has hired Raymond White as audit manager. White previously worked at the Defense Contract Audit Agency (an office within the Department of Defense) as a senior auditor and audit team leader for four years. 

And Carl Threatt has joined the Dougherty County School System in Albany, Ga., as senior auditor and compliance coordinator. Threatt joins the school system (about 13,000 students) from Flordia Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he had been a senior auditor for nine years. 


Vuslat Eksi is celebrating one year as vice president of compliance at Local Initiatives Support Corp. 

Margarita Malhotra is celebrating one year as ethics and compliance director at Reckitt North America

Matt Miner is celebrating one year as global chief ethics and compliance officer at Walmart

Greg Monahan just hit one year at as global money laundering reporting officer. 

In India, Balachander Srinivasan is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Fullerton India Credit Co.

Bianca Buys is celebrating five years at Standared Bank in South Africa, where she is head of the regulatory advisory group. 

Rebecca Rehm is celebrating five years at Olympus Corporation of the Americas, where she is senior manager and compliance business partner.

Peter Rea is celebrating 10 years at Parker Hannafin, where he is vice president ethics and integrity.

Vendors and Service Providers

Jaime Thompson has left real estate tech startup Knock, where she had been head of internal audit and risk management for the last year, to join accounting firm Pinion (“the nation’s leading food and ag accounting firm”) as a team leader in non-financial audit and assurance. 

Software vendor AuditBoard has launched a third-party risk management product, to go along with its flagship audit management software. 

If awards are your thing (or, more importantly, your CEO’s thing), Ethisphere is now accepting applications for its 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies list. Winners will be announced next spring.

Open Req Orders

Exela Technologies, a software company, is looking for a vice president of SOX compliance. Job is based in Troy, Mich.

Hawaiian Airlines is looking for a senior manager of SOX compliance and financial reporting. Job is based in Honolulu!

Johnson & Johnson is seeking a SOX compliance global leader. Job is based in New Brunswisk, N.J.

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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