Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 18

Another big Compliance Jobs Report this week! Compliance hires at Dollar Tree, Syneos Health, Wing, Remitly, and more; promotions from CCO to general counsel at Buzzfeed and American Financial — and one audit professional under arrest! We also have work anniversaries to note, and job leads in healthcare, education, and girls’ empowerment.

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 Dollar Tree, which just hired Jennifer Bohaty to be chief compliance officer. Bohaty joins the discount retailer from LL Flooring, where she had been global chief ethics and compliance officer since 2018. Bohaty is one of several executive hires Dollar Tree just announced, including a new chief sustainability officer and a new chief diversity officer. 

Next is Buzzfeed, the online news outlet mostly famous for kooky listicles (“7 Must-Watch True Crime Docs And Docu-Series From 2022,” for example, which passes for gravitas on the site). Buzzfeed is promoting chief compliance officer David Arroyo to chief legal officer at the end of this year. He succeeds Rhonda Powell, who had been in the role for four years; she is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Buzzfeed went public via SPAC and then, like so many other SPAC businesses, saw its market cap go down the tubes. 

American Financial Group, the insurance giant based in Ohio, has promoted Mark Weiss from chief compliance officer to general counsel. Weiss has been with American Financial since 2010, and been chief compliance officer since 2020. He succeeds Vito Peraino, who is moving into an advisory role with the title executive counsel.

Deborah Penza has been hired by Syneos Health, a biopharma company headquartered in North Carolina, as chief compliance officer. Penza previously worked at Hikma Pharmaceuticals as chief compliance officer, and has a long career in pharma compliance roles. 

Citibanamex, the Mexican unit of Citibank, has promoted Diana Guillén from policy governance compliance officer to compliance product manager. 

compliance jobsAzucena Rodriguez has a new job as director of compliance at Remitly, a financial services firm based in Seattle that helps immigrants send money back home. Rodriguez comes to Remitly after nine months at Convera, another payments business, where she had been senior program manager. 

In Brazil, has promoted Juliana Araujo from compliance officer to Latin America compliance manager. 

Kimberly Morrison has joined the delightfully named Wing, a startup that delivers consumer goods to your home via airborne drone (yep, society is really doing this, people), as “people compliance manager.” Morrison comes to Wing from financial services firm MX, where she had been HR compliance manager.   

U.S. Bank has hired Victoria Komjathy as global learning and development policy lead. Komjathy comes to the bank after a nine-month stint at Varo Bank, where she worked in compliance training. Prior to that she held roles at USAA and KeyBank.

In the financial services world, asset management firm TCW Group has hired Sutapa Sengupta as an investment compliance officer. Sengupta joins TCW from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, where she spent a year working in trade monitoring and coding. 

In the Netherlands, Ion Anghel has joined Goldman Sachs as executive director of risk governance. Anghel previously worked at Amsterdam Trade Bank for two years, most recently as vice president of reporting and monitoring and director of integrity.

Patrick Flanagan has a new role at JP Morgan Chase. He has moved from senior associate in global financial crimes compliance to vice president for vulnerable adult investigations. Flanagan has been with the bank since 2014.

Leanne Cheng has joined Metrie, a maker of homebuilding materials, as director of risk management. Cheng joins the Vancouver-based company after a year at the QuadReal Property Group, where she had been director of ERM and compliance.

And for lack of anywhere better to put this news: FBI agents picked up the now-former chief audit executive of KBS Realty Advisors this week, arresting him on charges of embezzling $2.6 million from the company over nearly a decade. Varun Aggarwal, 40, had worked for KBS for 14 years, until he resigned in January amid a company investigation


Jessie Choi is celebrating one year at Grab, the ride-hailing and e-commerce app popular in Southeast Asia, where she is head of financial process excellence. 

David Consigli just hit one year at Santander Bank, where he is director of AML compliance.

Sterling Hening is celebrating one year at USAA as assistant vice president of compliance. 

Ariadna Quesada is celebrating one year at Zoll Medical, where she is privacy, compliance, and governance lead for the EMEA region.

Ben Wang just hit 10 years at manufacturing giant Henkel, where he is head of compliance for China. 

And if you’re a compliance or audit executive in Boston, Radical Compliance is hosting another after-work meetup on Weds., Dec. 7 at the Westin Waltham Hotel. Please register in advance so we know how many people may attend — and special thanks to ReThink Compliance, which is sponsoring the meetup! Otherwise we’d all be hanging out in the parking lot.

Vendors & Service Providers

Customer win! Sayari, a risk intelligence and due diligence vendor, has landed the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency as a customer. Sayari closed a $7.8 million contract to provide CBP with risk analytics software to help the agency identify risks of smuggling and import-export control violations.

Open Req Orders

Montgomery College is looking for a chief ethics, compliance, and risk officer. Job is based in Rockville, Md.

Plan International is looking for a director of risk, safeguarding, and compliance. Job is based in Washington, D.C. (This is to succeed Kitty Holt, who left Plan International a few weeks ago.) 

St. Charles Health System is looking for a chief compliance and privacy officer. Job is based in Bend, Oreg.

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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