Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 17
The Compliance Jobs Report this week has updates from ZenDesk, SICPA, Binance, JSI, JTI (yes, they’re separate companies), Heifer International, and more. We have also have job leads this week in drinking, gambling, and banking; and Meme of the Week goes out to one-person compliance teams!
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 ZenDesk, provider of customer management software to corporations; the company just hired Hemma Lomax as associate general counsel for compliance. Lomax comes to ZenDesk after 18 months at Snap, where she had been senior counsel for ethics and compliance. Earlier in her career Lomax also worked at Disney and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and she is a delightful person to have on a webinar.
Alexander Ghazvinian is leaving SICPA, the Swiss chemicals manufacturer, where he has been chief compliance officer since 2019. Ghazvinian says he will remain with the company in a limited capacity, serving as a senior adviser to the CEO.
Binance, one of the largest crypto trading platforms in the world, has hired Noah Perlman as chief compliance officer. Perlman comes to Binance from rival crypto firm Gemini, where he first joined as chief compliance officer in 2019 and had been chief operating officer since 2020. Binance had been trying to hire a CCO for months, and Perlman’s arrival seems well-timed — the company was just discovered to have moved $400 million from its U.S. affiliate’s bank account, which absolutely totally doesn’t look sketchy, no siree.
JG Wentworth, that financial services company with the “I need cash now!” commercials, has named Doreen Ghusar vice president of compliance. Ghusar had been head of compliance for Stilt, a fintech lending platform, that JG Wentworth recently acquired.
Nick Colón has been promoted at Farfetch, a tech platform that bills itself as “the global platform for luxury.” (So I’ll be a customer, like, never.) Colón had been director of global ethics and compliance; he is now director of global ethics, compliance, and enterprise risk. His LinkedIn profile also says his company is hiring.
Heather Hildebrandt is going back to the University of Connecticut, to be director of health information compliance and clinical data analytics. Hildebrandt had spent 2022 at Hartford Healthcare, but previously had been a compliance executive at UConn Health in various roles for 10 years.
STC, a telecom technology firm in Saudi Arabia, has hired Anders Ling as GRC adviser. Ling had worked as managing director at consulting firm Compass Consulting until last spring, then did a short stint as head of compliance at an asset management firm before joining STC.
Amgen has promoted Ana Paula Gazzotti in its Brazil operations, from compliance officer to compliance director for Brazil and Latin America.
JSI, a public health consulting firm headquartered in Boston, has hired Ali Gretchner as compliance officer. Gretchner joins the firm after four years at ALKU, a boutique staffing and recruiting firm, where she had been a senior compliance specialist.
WSFS Bank (the acronym means “we stand for service!”), a regional bank around Philadelphia and Delaware, has hired Michael Dzielak as director of financial crimes. Dzielak previously worked as a special agent at the FBI’s Delaware office for 22 years. He will report to Patrick Killeen, WSFS’s chief compliance officer.
Avantax, a tax and financial planning firm based in Dallas, has hired Melissa Loner as chief compliance officer. Loner joins the firm from Premier Wealth Management, where she had been a senior executive in adviser services; prior to that she had been chief compliance officer at Independent Financial Planners in Florida.
Also in Dallas, Parkland Health just hired Tim Ferriss as senior compliance analyst for policies and procedures. Ferriss previously worked at the University of California-San Diego, where he had been a health systems policy manager.
Servier, a French pharmaceutical company, has hired Raissa Rouco Cervantes as legal and compliance officer in Mexico. Cervantes joins Servier from Novartis, where she spent the last two years as an ethics and compliance manager.
Also in Mexico: industrial manufacturer Sumimsa has hired Arturo Reyes as deputy director of audit, risk, and compliance. Reyes previously worked at Russell Bedford Mexico, an accounting firm, as director of governance, risk, and compliance.
In Switzerland, Elia Vasile has joined JTI (Japan Tobacco International) as business ethics manager. Vasile comes to JTI after spending most of 2022 at luxury goods maker Richemont as regulator compliance learning manager.
Briana Neal has joined retailer Curacao as a senior manager for fraud and payment operations. Neal previously worked at Flex, an online bill payment startup, as a senior fraud manager. She is based in Los Angeles.
And Heifer International, an anti-hunger nonprofit, has promoted Sandy Velasquez from global internal auditor to director of global internal audit and investigations. Velasquez has been with the group since 2018.
Angie Armer is celebrating one year at Kuehne+Nagel, where she is regional compliance officer.
Mark Constable is celebrating one year as senior compliance manager at DraftKings.
Patricia Taitz just hit one year at Workday, where she is senior ethics and compliance manager.
Tammy Weinrib is celebrating one year at Binance.US as chief compliance officer.
Raul Ordonez just hit 10 years at Jackson Health in Florida, where he is chief compliance officer.
And Nick Borges is celebrating 10 years at Lifespan, where these days he is senior compliance internal auditor.
Open Req Orders
Bally’s Corp., operator of casinos, horse tracks, and online betting outlets, is looking for a global chief compliance officer. Job is based in Providence, R.I., with annual salary listed at $250,000.
Molson Coors is looking for a vice president of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Milwaukee, Wisc.
UBS is looking for an internal auditor for financial crimes compliance. Job is based in New York City.
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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