Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 8

Another brisk Compliance Jobs Report this week. We have personnel news from Getinge, ScotiaBank, Wood, Stryker, BNP Paribas, and many others; plus a compliance officer nominated to serve on a high court. Several work anniversaries to note; job leads in river cruises, biotech, and lingerie; plus our Meme of the Week!

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Compliance Jobs News

Remember that last week we noted the departure of Alexis Wermuth from Getinge, where she had been head of healthcare compliance? Now we know where she landed: at Colson Medical, a subsidiary of manufacturing conglomerate Marmon Holdings, which itself is held by even bigger conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Wermuth is chief compliance officer at Colson.

Speaking of Getinge, Bruno Camargo has just left the company after five years there in various ethics and compliance roles. He had been global ESG counsel since the start of this year; prior to that he had been head of legal, compliance, and governance for southern Europe and Latin America. Camargo says that for now he’ll do independent legal consulting, based in Brazil.

ScotiaBank has announced a few personnel moves in its risk assurance ranks. First, Maria Theofilaktidis has been promoted from executive vice president of global finance to chief auditor; if her name rings a bell, that’s because Theofilaktidis pulled three years as ScotiaBank’s chief compliance officer in the late 2010s. The bank also promoted Phil Thomas from executive vice president of customer insights and data analytics to chief risk officer. (Which is an interesting statement about the skills set a CRO should have these days.) 

Engineering and consulting giant Wood has hired Andrew Baird as compliance counsel for the Western Hemisphere. Baird comes to Wood (which is based in Britain) after a year at Enerflex Ltd., where he was associate general counsel and compliance officer. 

Relievant Medsystems, a Minnesota company that makes medical devices to help with low back pain, has hired Lacey Daugherty as compliance officer. Daugherty comes to Relievant after a few years running her own healthcare compliance consulting business; prior to that she worked as a compliance officer at Teleflex

Elin Cherry, one of the most delightful compliance consultants in the financial services industry, is going in-house to Marex, a financial trading platform based in London. Cherry will be head of U.S. compliance. Cherry had run her own firm, Elinphant, for the last seven years. 

Arc Westchester, a social services organization in Westchester County, N.Y., that helps people with intellectual disabilities, has hired Nicole Benjamin as assistant executive director for quality and corporate compliance. Benjamin previously worked at the Westchester County Department of Social Services managing contract compliance. 

In Brazil, Caterina Fazenda has joined Ultragenyx, a biotech firm developing treatments for rare diseases, as executive director of legal and compliance for the Latin America region. Fazenda comes to the company after eight years at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals in similar Latin America legal and compliance roles. 

Lora Jex has left her job as chief compliance officer at Southern First Bank, a community bank in South Carolina, to be chief risk officer at HomeTrust Bank, a community bank in North Carolina. 

BNP Paribas has promoted Dmitri Muringer from head of compliance supervisory affairs in the Asia-Pacific region to COO for compliance in that region. Muringer has been with BNP in numerous compliance and IT security roles since the early 2000s. 

Medical device giant Stryker has hired Gabriela Bobzin as compliance manager for Argentina. She previously worked at Ferring Pharmaceuticals in several compliance roles, most recently as global compliance coordinator in Latin America.

Ronak Waghule has joined Citco Group, which provides financial services support to hedge funds, private equity firms, and the like, as manager of group compliance and regulatory affairs. Waghule comes to Citco from (the recently demised) Credit Suisse, where he worked in compliance for the Asia-Pacific region. 

Diana Złotnicka has signed up with Johnson & Johnson in Poland, where she will be a business compliance associate for the EMEA region. Złotnicka previously worked at Polpharma as a compliance specialist.

Melissa Salvador has joined the U.S. Department of Defense as an auditor, working from Dallas. Prior to that she was accounting and operations manager for Duralast, a U.S. chemicals manufacturer.

And remember Nora Dannehy, head of global ethics and compliance for United Technologies back in the 2010s? She has just been nominated to be associate justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. These days Dannehy is a partner at Connecticut law firm Cowdery, Murphy, Dannehy & Healy; prior to that she was general counsel to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont. I’ve been arguing for a compliance officer to serve on high courts for years, glad to see it happening in the Nutmeg State!


Hannah Harding is celebrating one year at ViiV Healthcare in London, where she is U.K. compliance manager. 

Ashlee Knuckey is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Centene Corp.

Charles Paré has reached one year as chief integrity officer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, an event to which I have never been invited.

Laura McNamara just hit four years at Stony Brook Medicine, where she is compliance and privacy officer for the Clinical Practice Management Plan.

Luis Avila is celebrating five years at Cox Enterprises, where he is vice president of governance & compliance and assistant corporate secretary. 

Spencer Mazyck is celebrating five years at audio technology firm Dolby Laboratories, where he is senior director of compliance and ethics. 

Vendors & Service Providers

Notable whistleblower law firm Phillips & Cohen has hired Christopher Ehrman, former director of the whistleblower office for the Commodity & Futures Trading Commission. Ehrman will be a partner, and will be colleagues with Sean McKessey, the first head of the whistleblower office at the Securities and Exchange Commission back in the 2010s.

Merger news among the vendors: ISN, a provider of supply chain management analytics and services, has acquired Transparency One, a provider of software that helps companies understand the responsible sourcing issues in their supply chain.

Open Req Orders

Victoria Secret has two compliance roles it’s looking to fill: an ethics and compliance program manager, and a senior legal analyst for third-party risk. Both jobs can be remote, although Victoria Secret headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

Viking, the people who run those Viking River Cruises you see advertised on PBS shows, is looking for a senior internal auditor. Job is based in Los Angeles, and the listed pay range is $85,000 to $105,000 — but totally hold out to work on the boat while it goes down the Rhine. 

LabCorp is looking for a senior manager of cyber compliance. Job is based in Burlington, N.C., with a listed salary range of $115,000 to $175,000.

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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