Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 3

The Compliance Jobs Report keeps busting out! We have another big report, with news from Dartmouth College, Ericsson, Nvidia, Cloudflare, and many more — even some personnel updates from the regulators! Job leads this week in medical devices, electronics, and liquor; plus a new section tracking compliance layoffs.

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.

Layoffs Watch

This is a new section of the Jobs Report we will, unfortunately, include as necessary. This week we’re passing along word that AbbVie has laid off an unspecified number of people in its legal and compliance teams. We don’t know the exact number, and the news isn’t unexpected. The cuts seem to be focused on AbbVie’s West Coast operations. 

If you have news of layoffs you want to share confidentially, send us an email any time.

Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin at Dartmouth College, which has named Alejandro Diaz its first-ever chief compliance officer. Diaz comes to Dartmouth after five years at Temple University, where he had also been that school’s first-ever chief compliance officer. Prior to Temple, Diaz also held high-ranking compliance roles at Eaton Corp. and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Nice profile of Diaz and what he wants to do at Dartmouth from the school’s in-house media office. 

Hayley Tozeski is moving on from Ericsson, where she had been head of compliance strategy and liaison for Ericsson’s outside compliance monitor since 2020. We’re not sure what Tozeski might do next; she only says she is “looking forward to some down time before it’s on to the next act!” One assumes she will let Radical Compliance know first.

Amy Papendorf has joined Nvidia as director of global trade compliance. Papendorf comes to the microchip maker from Qualcomm, where she had been director of export compliance for two years. 

Quad/Graphics is promoting its chief risk and compliance officer, Dana Gruen, to be the company’s next general counsel. Gruen, who has been with the company in various roles for 15 years, succeeds chief people and legal officer Jennifer Kent. Kent is leaving the company for another opportunity. 

Mirko Lalatovic has a larger role at Fresenius Medical Care, moving from head of compliance for southeastern Central Europe to head of compliance for Southeastern and Central Europe. Lalatovic has been with Fresenius in various roles since 2018.

Zimmer Biomet has promoted Phaedon Asderis, from associate director of compliance for EMEA to associate director for the global compliance program. He has been with Zimmer since 2016. 

Tatiane Alves has joined Alexion Pharmaceuticals as senior compliance manager for Brazil and Colombia. Alves comes to Alexion from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, where she had been a lead healthcare compliance specialist for Brazil and Latin America. 

Staying in Brazil, Johnson & Johnson has promoted Alessandra Vianna to compliance testing and monitoring manager for the Americas region. Vianna had previously been a compliance specialist in J&J’s consumer health division. She is based in Sao Paolo. 

Battle Bank, an online-only bank headquartered in Colorado, has hired Jeana Somers as head of Bank Secrecy Act compliance. Somers comes to Battle after 15 years at Emigrant Bank, most recently as vice president and compliance officer. 

Spine Hospital of Louisiana has hired Kristie Miller as compliance and privacy officer, as well as director of health information management. Miller previously worked at Port St. Lucie Hospital, where she had also been privacy officer and director of health information management. 

Promoted: Pia Han Lindberg, at Monjasa (an oil and shipping concern in the United Arab Emirates), from compliance manager to group compliance senior manager. Lindberg has been with Monjasa for one year. 

From brews to bytes: Angel Corbacho Muro is leaving his job at Anheuser-Busch, where he had been head of compliance in Europe and the Middle East; to join cybersecurity firm Cloudflare as a regional program manager. Muro had been with Anheuser-Busch for seven years. 

Krista Wolff, who proudly dubs herself an “ethics and compliance unicorn” on her LinkedIn profile, has joined Agilent Technologies as global legal compliance education and engagement manager. Wolff comes to Aligent after 14 years at Qualcomm (that’s the second Qualcomm compliance departure we have this week), where most recently she had been senior manager for corporate compliance communications. 

BlackLine, maker of cloud-based accounting software for corporate users, has promoted James Meacham from manager of governance, risk, and compliance to senior manager of compliance. 

Canadian fintech firm Nuvei has promoted Donald Westcott from vice president of compliance for North America to chief compliance officer. Westcott has been with Nuvei since 2020.

Travis Miller has joined Google as head of supply chain compliance and social responsibility. Miller joins Google from the vendor world, which you don’t see too often; he previously worked at Assent Compliance as general counsel.

In Atlanta, Zach Hornsby has joined B. Braun Medical as head of ethics and compliance. Hornsby comes to B. Braun from Change Healthcare, where he spent the last three years as chief business integrity and responsibility officer. 

Restore Hyper Wellness, which totally sounds like a command I should bark at Siri every morning but actually is a holistic health service based in Texas, has hired Emma Nasif as chief compliance officer and assistant general counsel. Nasif comes to the company from VMWare, where she had been assistant general counsel and North America labor law lead.

Krista Muszak, one of the nicest compliance officers in Tampa, Fla., has left her job at Johnson & Johnson as supervisor for SOX compliance and controls; to join Pfizer working on M&A and other special projects. 

In the regulatory world, Sean Tonolli has joined the U.S. Justice Department as deputy head of the Fraud Section, to lead the section’s litigation team. Tonolli previously worked for the House Jan. 6 Select Committee. Prior to that he was a partner at law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel. 

And one more from the regulators: Silvestre Fontes has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission as regional director in the Boston office. We note this because Fontes joins the SEC from Bracebridge Capital, where he had been — wait for it — chief compliance officer!


Bárbara Bernardes is celebrating one year at Kraft Heinz, where she is ethics and compliance counsel in the company’s Brazil operations.

Christine Lee is celebrating one year at Qorvo, a maker of RF semiconductors for wireless devices, as global head of compliance.

Catherine Razzano just hit one year at TikTok as head of legal and compliance.

Rebecca Rohr is celebrating one year at Ericsson, where she is head of corporate and government investigations. 

Bankim Shah is celebrating one year at Flipkart, where he is senior director of ethics and compliance. 

Nicholas Sahadi is celebrating five years at HSBC, where he is chief compliance officer for the Americas division of HSBC Securities.

Agnieszka Galas is celebrating 10 years with BNY Mellon; she is a senior compliance manager for the bank’s offices in Poland. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Amii Barnard-Bahn, prolific writer and coach on talent development and a former compliance and HR executive, has joined the boutique compliance law firm Kaplan & Walker as a partner. 

Open Req Orders

Zimmer Biomet is looking for a senior compliance counsel for investigations in Latin America. Job is remote, but fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.

Beam Suntory is looking for an international compliance officer. Job is based in Madrid.

Universal Electronics is looking for an ESG compliance manager. Job is based in the Netherlands. 

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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