Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 9

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has fresh news about CEVA Logistics’ compliance leadership, plus other news from Lockheed Martin, Rapid7, Centene Corp., and many more. Job leads this week are all up and down the West Coast, and Meme of the Week goes out to all our frenemies in legal!

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 with two updates related to CEVA Logistics. As you might recall, last week Charles Paré announced that he was stepping down as chief compliance officer there after 18 months on the job. Now we know Paré is moving to the World Economic Forum, where he will be chief integrity officer and head of compliance. One assumes our invitation to the next Davos forum will be forthcoming. 

Martina Leposa will succeed Paré as CEVA’s next chief compliance officer. Leposa has been with the logistics giant for one year, and previously had been the company’s global director of regulatory compliance. Prior to CEVA, Leposa was a senior compliance executive at Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Centene Corp. has finally filled its chief compliance officer role, which had been vacant for several months. The healthcare provider’s new chief ethics and compliance officer is Ashlee Knuckey, who joins Centene after 12 years at law firm Locke Lord. Most recently, Knuckey had been co-chair of the firm’s healthcare litigation practice.

Compliance jobsDefense contractor Lockheed Martin has promoted Christopher Geiger to be vice president of internal audit and enterprise risk. Martin has worked at Lockheed in a variety of audit and risk roles for more than 20 years; most recently he’d been internal audit director.

Jim Grimes has joined Boston-based cybersecurity firm Rapid7 as director of internal audit. Grimes comes to Rapid7 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, where he had been chief audit executive for three years. 

Ezinne Ubosi has a new role at Walmart, as senior director of compliance and ethics for the U.S. Southwest business unit. Ubosi has been with Walmart for 12 years in various ethics and compliance roles.

University of Minnesota Medical School has promoted Tahnee Trenberth, from grant contracts professional to research compliance and privacy officer. Trenberth has been with UMM for just about two years. 

Mark Watson has joined SVB (that’s Silicon Valley Bank to you full-name purists) as head of governance. Watson comes to SVB after eight years at Ernst & Young, most recently as managing director in the financial services practice. 

Monroe Capital, a boutique asset management firm, has hired Kristan Gregory to be chief compliance officer. Gregory previously worked at Arena Investors for two years as chief compliance officer. 

Chris Baxter has parted ways with British Columbia Investment Management Corp., where he had been compliance manager and chief AML officer. Baxter had been with BCI for a total of seven years; no word yet on what he might do next.

Bitso, a cryptocurrency startup in Mexico, has promoted Manuel Bermejo Fletes from compliance manager to head of compliance. Fletes has been with Bitso for 18 months. 

In Rochester, N.Y., Tami Carter just got hired at Trillium Health as manager of clinical compliance and health information. Carter joins Trillium after 11 years at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, where she had been compliance and contracts manager. 

And one notable item from the regulatory world: Matt Galvin is joining the U.S. Justice Department, and bringing his formidable experience in compliance data analytics to the department’s Fraud Section. Galvin was previously global head of compliance at AB InBev, until he left that role earlier this year to take a research fellowship at Harvard Business School. I interviewed Galvin a few years ago on his analytics work at AB InBev, if data is your thing.


David Ackerman is celebrating one year at MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency tech startup in New York, where he is chief compliance officer. 

Mo Elwany just hit one year at Lam Research in San Francisco, where he is head of internal audit.

Lucia van Kan-Janson is celebrating one year at French technology Thales, where she is customs compliance manager. 

Ashley Pinto is celebrating one year at Guidewire Software as vice president of enterprise risk management and internal audit.

And Robert Rohr just reached his third anniversary as director of corporate compliance with Sun Life Health in Arizona.

Vendors and Service Providers

Pia Vining has been promoted to president of the Americas and global research at Tcompliance.

K2 Integrity has opened an office in the United Arab Emirates, headed by K2 executive Dan Glaser

Open Req Orders

Google is looking for a SOX compliance program manager in the company’s Devices and Services product line. Job can be based in the Mountain Valley, Calif., headquarters, or in any of several other locations around the country.

Microsoft is looking for a senior corporate counsel in compliance and ethics. Job is based in Redmond, Wash.

And investment firm PIMCO is looking for a vice president of anti-financial crimes compliance. Job is based in Newport Beach, Calif.

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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