Compliance Jobs Report: May 12

The Compliance Jobs Report this week includes a few compliance officers departing from their employers, voluntary or otherwise; plus hires at Renault, Toyota, Sionic, and elsewhere. We also have job leads in auto parts, medical devices, and public health; and Meme of the Week goes out to corrupt business agents!

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 Wendy Badger, chief compliance officer at Tennant Co. — who stepped down from that job last week, “to take some time off and figure out what’s next.” Badger had been CCO at Tennant since the start of 2021; earlier in her career was chief compliance officer at ECMC Group. We wish her well in whatever comes next, and applaud her for reminding us that it’s OK to step away from the corporate grind. 

Sionic, a payments technology provider, has hired Susan Currey as chief compliance officer. Currey comes to the company after six years in various roles at PayPal, most recently as head of the global risk and compliance program. 

Toyota Motor Corp. has hired Paresh Chiney as senior director of risk reporting and data analytics. Chiney joins Toyota from consulting firm Stone Turn Group, where he had been a partner. Chiney is the latest in a string of departures from Stone Turn lately.

Compliance jobsFernando Herrera has joined Robeco, an asset management firm based in Rotterdam, as local compliance officer (he’s based in Miami, so I assume that means Latin America and the U.S. market) and head of AML compliance. Herrera comes to Robeco after 10 years with HSBC Private Bank, where he had been head of specialized compliance. 

NTT Data Services has promoted Bill Sun, from director of compliance to senior director. Sun has been with the company for 10 years. 

Renault has hired Litza Catlin as senior accounting director. Catlin comes to the French car giant from ABB, where she had been head of assurance, risk, and internal control until last summer. (And then took a few months off to develop a book on ESG and internal control issues!) 

Brian Kersten has been laid off from Silicon Valley Bank, where he had been KYC compliance manager. Kersten had been with the bank in various roles for the last five years. Kudos to him for announcing his separation publicly; it sucks but there’s no shame in it.

Christina Frederique has joined MMM Holdings, a Medicare and Medicaid insurance business operating in Puerto Rico, as director of pharmacy regulatory oversight. Frederique had previously been compliance initiatives manager at MCS Puerto Rico, another health insurance business there. 

IndusInd Bank, one of the larger consumer banks in India, has promoted Murlidhar Lakhara from chief compliance officer to head of assurance. Lakhara has been with the bank since 2017.

In Spain, CaixaBank has promoted Mabel Morales from AML/sanctions compliance analyst to international compliance and risk management. Morales has been with Caixa for five years. 

And we have two compliance professionals sliding over from one corporate entity to another. 

First, Kelly Montanaro went from GE Capital, where she had been senior compliance director for energy finance; to a similar role at GE Vernova, the conglomerate’s new green energy division. 

Second, Francia Gómez, who had been a healthcare compliance specialist for Latin America within the Johnson & Johnson empire, took that role and migrated to Kenvue, the personal care products division that J&J spun off last week. 


Susan Connelly is celebrating one year as senior counsel for compliance at Cummins

Miriam Di Traglia is celebrating one year at United Group in Britain, where she is executive director of compliance, risk, and privacy. 

Brian Madonia is celebrating one year as senior vice president of internal audit at Goldman Sachs

Mike Munro just hit one year at Tesla as associate general counsel for global compliance. 

April Oliver is celebrating one year at Micron Technologies as vice president of ethics and compliance. 

Claudia Perc is celebrating one year at Carnival Corp. as director of compliance risk management.

Shannon Grayer has reached five years at Wells Fargo, where he currently is senior manager of international investigations. 

Bettina Vanover just hit five years at Cognizant Technologies, where these days she is director of regulatory affairs. 

Party Pics

Congratulations to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Northeast District (New England and New York chapters), which this week held its first in-person conference since 2018. Nearly 300 audit professionals gathered at Mohegan Sun and the agenda was top-notch. One spy at the event sent this photo of the cocktail reception.

Source: IIA-NE

If you ever have party shots of your own compliance or audit events, send them in!

Vendors & Service Providers

Terry Pulchey has left her job as vice president of internal audit and compliance at New York Presbyterian Hospital, to hang her own shingle as a solo compliance consultant. Company name: Trice Executive Coaching.

In Dubai, Annmol Elza Augustine has left her job at DAMAC Properties, where she had been an internal auditor, to join KPMG as a senior associate in its forensics practice.

Open Req Orders

Lear Corp. is looking for a director of global compliance risk management. Job is based in Southfield, Mich.

AbbVie is searching for a senior global compliance auditor to join its internal audit team. Job is based in Chicago.

Public Health Institute, a research institute and sponsor of public health programs worldwide, is looking for a vice president of compliance and ethics. Job is based in California; and has been open for two months. Salary range listed as $185,000 to $290,000. 

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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