Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 25

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has personnel news from Cleveland Clinic, Invidior, Hertz, and more; layoffs at Mitsubishi UFJ and the New York Times; and job leads in advertising, travel services, and medical products. Our Meme of the Week goes out to risk management frameworks!

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin with a changing of the guard at the Cleveland Clinic, where Don Sinko is retiring after 23 years as chief integrity officer. (That is, Sinko managed both compliance and audit operations.) Sinko originally started as an auditor at Ernst & Young in the 1970s, and also had a stint at Eaton Corp. in the 1990s. He has always been a great person eager to help others in the profession. We wish him well, and he will be missed.

Succeeding Sinko as chief compliance officer is Emily Williams, who currently is general counsel for Cleveland Clinic’s hospital system in Akron, Ohio. Williams has been with Cleveland Clinic in that capacity since 2019, and prior to that spent a few years in legal roles at Cardinal Health. The clinic plans to conduct a formal search for a new leader of its internal audit function.

Invidior, a pharmaceutical company that makes products to help treat opioid addiction, has hired Kevin Espinoza as vice president of integrity and compliance. Espinoza comes to Indivior from Kaléo, another pharmaceutical manufacturer, where he had been chief integrity officer since 2020. 

Remember Page Motes, longtime compliance chief at Dell Technologies before shifting to be chief sustainability officer there? Motes left Dell earlier this year, and just turned up at car rental giant Hertz as vice president of sustainability. If anyone can get Hertz to add more electric vehicles to its fleet, it’s her!

UVA Health, the hospital system operating under the University of Virginia, has named Krista Barnes chief compliance and privacy officer. Barnes comes to UVA Health from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she served as associate vice president and deputy chief compliance officer.

Rumor has it that Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group laid off a team of AML compliance specialists in Charlotte this week. Not sure of the exact number; if anyone knows details, drop me a line confidentially at [email protected]

The New York Times also laid off its GRC team, says Laura Holdgrafer, head of that team. She (and presumably the other team members) is now open to work, if you have any leads.

In Spain, Gustavo Rodriguez Gonzalez has joined Argenx, a pharmaceutical company working on autoimmune disorders, as senior director for global compliance programs. Gonzalez previously worked at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for four years, most recently as senior director for international compliance. 

Thelma Morales has joined PennyMac, a home mortgage lender, as a senior compliance analyst. Morales previously worked at AmeriHome Mortgage Co. as an assistant vice president handling regulatory compliance issues. 

Promoted: Robin Lampkin, chief compliance officer at chemicals manufacturer Ashland Inc., to general counsel. Lampkin has been at Ashland for more than 30 years, the last two of them as CCO.

Star Lab, a company that sounds like it should be developing warp drive but actually is a security software business, has hired Tyler Murray as a security and trade compliance analyst. Murray comes to the Huntsville, Alab., company (see what I mean about warp drive?) from Humana, where he was a cybersecurity analyst.

City National Bank has hired Paul Bonville as director of internal audit for the bank’s corporate functions. Bonville previously worked at Santander for seven years in various roles, most recently as senior director of internal audit.

Old Glory Bank, a mostly online bank catering to political conservatives, has hired Phil Martin as senior vice president of compliance operations. Martin comes to the bank from QRails, a payments processing firm, where he had been chief compliance officer. 

And in the regulatory world, FINRA has named Bill St. Louis its new director of enforcement. St. Louis has actually been with the regulator (of broker-dealer firms) since 1998, and previously was head of FINRA’s National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection Program. 


Jasmine Hawkins is celebrating one year at Dentsu International as senior manager of ethics and compliance for the Americas region.

Joanne Rapuano is celebrating one year at Safran as senior counsel for global trade compliance. 

Margaret Dolan just hit five years at Heico Companies, where she is director of global compliance and ethics. 

Omar Mabruk Lajil is celebrating five years at Baker Hughes, where he is senior counsel for compliance and regulatory issues. 

Maria Luisa Mori is celebrating five years as compliance officer at Softys, a Chilean consumer products firm. 

And remember Varun Aggarwal, former chief auditor at KBS Realty Advisors and charged with embezzlement by the feds in 2022? Just pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. Aggarwal agreed to repay the $2.7 million he stole, and will be sentenced early next year. He faces up to 20 years in prison. That’s quite the career milestone.

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Booking Holdings, the parent company of, OpenTable, and other online travel and hospitality services, is looking for a director of global investigation services. Job is based in Norwalk, Conn., with an oddly specific listed salary range of $201,000 to $246,000. 

PubMatic, an online advertising agency (the “pub” stands for publish, not an actual pub, alas), is looking for a SOX compliance leader. Job is based in Redwood City, Calif., and the salary range is listed at $150,000 to $160,000.

ConvaTec, a medical products manufacturer, is looking for a senior manager of global compliance risk and mitigation. Job can be based in any of several ConvaTec locations, although its U.S. headquarters is in Bridgewater, N.J., and global headquarters is London.

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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