The Compliance Jobs Report is back from vacation, with lots of news as usual! We have a personnel shakeup at the Justice Department’s FCPA Unit; plus promotions or new hires at Unisys, CF Industries, Christian Dior, Las Vegas Sands, and many more. We also have news from the vendor world, job leads in health products, hospitals, and insurance; and Meme of the Week goes out to Taylor Swift fans.
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Compliance Jobs News
This week we begin at the U.S. Justice Department, where the top two prosecutors at the FCPA Unit have both departed in the last several weeks.
First is David Last, chief of the unit since 2021; he took a job as partner at law firm Cleary Gottleib as a partner in its white-collar defense practice. Last was also part of the advisory group that helped deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco draft the updated prosecution policies released last year. He had been head of the FCPA Unit for a little more than two years, a standard tenure in that role before the person leaves to make gobs of money in the private sector.
Second is Amy Markopoulous, assistant chief of the FCPA Unit and a long-time prosecutor in the Fraud Section; she just moved over to Monaco’s office as a senior counsel.
That means the current acting chief of the FCPA Unit is David Fuhr, who has been a trial lawyer in the Fraud Section for the last decade. Not sure whether Fuhr will end up permanent chief, or what’s going on with the FCPA Unit generally; if you want to share something confidentially, I’m always available at [email protected].
Next is news about the always delightful Gwen Lee Hassan; she is joining government IT services giant Unisys as deputy chief compliance officer. Hassan has spent the last few years working as a contract chief compliance officer for several large businesses, and earlier in her career was director of global ethics and compliance for CNH Industrial. Be sure to read her post on LinkedIn thanking the people who helped her during her job search.
CF Industries, one of the largest makers of ammonia and related fertilizers in the world, has promoted chief compliance officer Michael McGrane to general counsel. McGrane had been CCO since 2016, and has been with the company for 11 years in total. He succeeds Doug Barnard, who is retiring next January. No word yet on who might succeed McGrane as CCO.
And another moving into the GC office: couture kingpin Christian Dior has promoted its head of legal, ethics, and compliance for the EMEA region, Lorenzo Maria Di Vecchio, to be general counsel of EMEA. Di Vecchio has been with Dior in various roles for four years, and like any good fashion executive, he’s based in Paris.
Karl Erhardt has joined Las Vegas Sands as the company’s new chief audit executive. Erhardt comes to Sands from Ernst & Young, where he spent the last several years in the firm’s internal audit and enterprise risk consulting practice; prior to that he was chief auditor at MetLife for nearly 20 years.
Teresa Tang has left IQVIA, where she since 2021 had been senior director of compliance for Europe and the Americas. No word yet on what she might do next.
Nutreco, a Dutch-based maker of animal feed, has hired Johan Gerritis as director of ethics and compliance. Gerritis comes to the company after seven years at Mammoet, a maker of construction and transportation equipment, where he had been head of ethics and compliance.
Nishant Chaturvedi has been named head of ethics, risk, and compliance for pharmaceutical giant Sandoz’ corporate functions center in India. Chaturvedi previously worked for Novartis in various roles for seven years, most recently as head of ethics and compliance for the R&D function of Novartis Healthcare Ltd.
Also in India, Amit Bhargava has joined Jindal Steel & Power as assistant general manager for internal audit and risk management. Bhargava previously worked at S.S. Kothari Mehta, an Indian accounting firm, as a senior manager in its internal audit practice.
Urbaser, a Spanish environmental services company, has hired Ana Lopez Martinez as regional compliance officer for Spain. Martinez joins Urbaser from Prim SA, a Spanish healthcare business, where she had been head of compliance.
Eric Einisman has joined Wells Fargo as senior lead compliance officer. He comes to Wells after five years at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, where most recently he was chief compliance officer for MUFG Securities Canada.
Angela McCray has a new job at KeyBank, where she is lead business risk advisory for the bank’s consumer division. McCray comes to KeyBank after three years at USAA, where she worked in various risk management roles.
Steffi Probst has joined the International Rescue Committee as a senior investigator. Probst was last seen at the Risk Advisory Group where she was director of risk advisory for the firm’s U.S. practice, although she took a six-month sabbatical before turning up at the IRC.
In higher education, Penn State University has hired Matt Jakoubek as senior associate athletic director for compliance. He comes to Penn State after 10 years at Louisiana State University working on athletics compliance there.
And we close with three impressive compliance officers leaving their corporate jobs and setting up shop as consultants:
- Jackie Cheslow has left IEEE, the global engineering association, where she had been global compliance program leader since 2020; to hang her own shingle as OMC Consulting.
- Deena King has left Intermountain Health in Utah, where she had been senior partner for compliance, ethics, and privacy; and is dubbed her new firm DeenaK.com.
- Virginia Bennett Flynn has stepped down as vice president of internal audit for Duck Creek Technologies, to work as a principal at audit and compliance consulting firm Spade & Archer. She also just got her broker’s license if you live in suburban Boston and are selling your house.
Russell Hunter is celebrating one year at Clear Channel International, where he is head of regulatory compliance.
Al Raymond is celebrating one year at Zoominfo as privacy compliance officer.
Thomas Sanglier just hit one year as chief audit executive at Leidos, the IT services contractor based in Virginia.
Athena Avgousti-Bauer is celebrating five years at Signet Jewelers, where she is chief audit executive (and hiring, apparently).
Melissa Bayer is celebrating five years at Wells Fargo as a senior risk officer.
Mary Owens is celebrating five years as compliance manager at Tredegar Corp., a plastics and aluminum products manufacturer in Virginia.
Jade Smith is celebrating five years at OrthoPediatrics in Indiana, where she is director of healthcare compliance.
Nao Ueki has reached five years at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, where she is vice president of compliance and legal for the Asia-Pacific region.
And congratulations to Tasmin Fast, chief compliance officer at Aramark — who leads the company’s in-house choir! Lovely profile in the Philadelphia Inquirer this week about the choir and how Fast founded the group.
Vendors and Service Providers
Bastian Halbach has left A.P. Moeller-Maersk, where he had been a director and head of compliance operations; to join technology firm EQS Group as director of the firm’s compliance practice.
The Institute of Internal Auditors has named Sally-Anne Pitt as global board chair. Pitt is a native of Australia, and has run her own audit consulting firm for 20 years. She has also held various roles with the IIA in Australia, the higher education community there, and in the government of the Northern Territory, well-known as the most beautiful part of Australia.
Compliance software giant Wolters Kluwer has named Vikram Savkar as general manager of its compliance services division. Savkar previously ran Wolter Kluwer’s health division since 2012, and had been head of its legal and regulatory division for seven years before that.
Anyone sick of working with big law firms, take note: white-collar defense lawyers Jonathan Lopez and Billy Jacobson have opened a new boutique law firm in Washington, D.C., aptly called Jacobson Lopez.
Open Req Orders
Kenvue, a Johnson & Johnson spin-off that makes consumer health products including Tylenol, Listerine, and Neutrogena, is looking for a senior manager of global trade compliance. Job is based in New Jersey.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is looking for a chief compliance and privacy officer. Job is based, naturally, in Phoenix; must be able to endure daytime temperatures of 115.
Global Atlantic Financial Group, an insurance and retirement planning company, is looking for a SOX controls manager. Job is based in Boston; salary range listed at $85,000 to $161,000.
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.