Compliance Jobs Report: May 19

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hire news from BNY Mellon, Takeda, Western Alliance Bank, plus a bunch of promotions at AbbVie, Medtronic, Berkshire Hathaway, and more. We also have job leads in economic development, banking, and pharma; plus our Meme of the Week!

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 BNY Mellon, which has two items to note. First, the bank has named Joseph Pizzuto as the bank’s next chief auditor. Pizzuto comes to BNY after six years at General Motors, where he had been chief auditor and head of risk management. Earlier in his career Pizzuto also ran the audit functions at GE Capital and Citibank, so returning to banking is not a surprise.

This raises the question of who might be the new chief auditor at GM. We’re investigating; look for that answer in a future Jobs Report.

The other BNY Mellon news: it has also hired Paul Zavolta as vice president and group manager for business controls. Zavolta previously worked at FNB Corp. for four years in various roles, most recently as vice president and professional practices audit manager. 

Next is pharmaceutical giant Takeda, which has hired Alexis Stroud as global head of compliance monitoring and program enhancement. Stroud comes to Takeda after four years at Boehringer Ingelheim, where most recently she had been executive director of ethics and compliance. 

Steve Strickland has been named chief compliance officer at, a cryptocurrency firm based in London. Strickland comes to the company after a short stint at Elements Group AG, where he had also been chief compliance officer. Before that Strickland had been head of financial crimes compliance at Sotheby’s; and also chaired a working group helping Britain’s National Crime Agency with suspicious activity reporting in the art world, which must be a fascinating niche of compliance. 

Ivy Rehab for Kids, a children’s therapy practice based in White Plains, N.Y., has hired Heather Landreth as compliance manager. Landreth joins the company from Sameday Health, a California-based firm, where she had been director of compliance and privacy. Landreth now lives in South Dakota and lists her work location as “remote.” Indeed. 

Itaúsa, a large privately held conglomerate in Brazil, has promoted Rafael Oka from risk and compliance analyst to senior risk and compliance analyst. He has been with the firm for two years. 

In Italy, AbbVie has given a new role to Sivlia Terrados Molledo. Molledo had been regional ethics and compliance director for Canada and Western Europe; now she does the same role for Southern Europe, Italy, and Central Eastern Europe. 

Thomas Callahan has left his job at Altra Industrial Motion, where he had been director of corporate financial planning and analysis. Next up: he is assistant corporate controller at Veralto, a subsidiary of medical device giant Danaher. 

Grant Gaddy has joined Western Alliance Bank as compliance manager. Gaddy comes to Western Alliance from Silvergate Bank, where he had also been compliance manager. 

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has promoted Lina Dolph from director of internal audit and SOX compliance to assistant vice president of the same. Dolph has been with Berkshire since 2020.

Medtronic has promoted Riddhi Aswani from principal compliance specialist to principal legal and compliance counsel, working from Mumbai. 

And over in Malaysia, contract research business Novotech has promoted Fatihah Shafie, from compliance counsel to senior compliance counsel.


First, congratulations to Stephen Kovac, chief compliance officer at Zscaler, a cybersecurity business based in California. Kovac just won compliance officer of the year from WashingtonExec, a professional association in Washington, D.C., for executives of government contractors. 

Caroline Brossa Barros is celebrating one year at Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos., where she is Latin America compliance director.

Carolyne St. Louis just hit one year at University of Florida, where she is assistant vice president for conflicts of interest.

Kiersten Boyce is celebrating five years as chief compliance officer at University of California-Riverside

Sebastian Torres is celebrating five years at YPF Luz, an Argentine power generation giant, where he is chief compliance officer and head of internal audit.

And also in Argentina, María Paillet Diehl just hit five years with Tenaris, where these days she is business conduct compliance leader. 

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Counterpart International, an economic development and climate resilience nonprofit, is looking for an associate director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Washington, D.C. Salary range listed at $92,000 to $148,000. 

Morgan Stanley is looking for a “complex risk officer.” That’s a new title to me, but the role apparently “has accountability for maintaining a consistent controlled environment through adherence to business ethics and practices.” Job is based in Rockville, Md.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is looking for a director of global compliance monitoring and anti-bribery programs. Job is based in Cambridge, Mass. — home of Radical Compliance! I’ll treat you to coffee at the local shop.

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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