Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 6

A global Compliance Jobs Report this week, with personnel news in Japan, Belgium, Norway, Britain, Canada, and a bundle right here in the United States. We also have news from the compliance podcast world, job leads in fashion, higher education, and books, and Meme of the Week goes out to policies and procedures!

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin in higher education: Syracuse University has named Christine Stallman chief compliance officer. Syracuse grabbed Stallman from nearby Cornell University, where she had risen through the ranks for 17 years, the last three of them as chief compliance officer. Stallman will report to the university’s CFO. 

Jan Sprafke is now the permanent new chief compliance officer at mobile phone maker Ericsson. Sprafke had been acting CCO since February, and has been with Ericsson in other roles since 2019. He’ll report to Scott Dresser, the company’s chief legal officer. 

Regions Bank in Atlanta just hired Lauren Rogers as senior vice president for corporate compliance. Rogers previously spent three years at Synovus, a financial services firm in Georgia, where she had been senior director of ethics and compliance. Regions also just named a new chief compliance officer in September. 

complianceThe European Commission, which serves as the executive branch of the European Union, has tapped Agnieszka Kaźmierczak as director general of the internal audit services— essentially, the chief audit executive of the commission. Kaźmierczak comes to the job after four years as director general of the Euratom Supply Agency, but she had worked at the EC in various audit and management roles in the 2000s and 2010s.

Bluebird Bio, a gene therapy startup based in Boston, has hired Timothy Shannon as a senior compliance associate. Shannon comes to Bluebird after eight years at Affiliated Monitors, where most recently had been a senior compliance and monitoring associate. 

Bensons for Beds, a mattress and bedding retailer in Britain, has hired Ross Finlayson as interim director of ethics and compliance. Finlayson comes to Bensons after six years at Kingfisher, a European retail outlet, where he had been audit director. 

The Tingo Group, a New Jersey company that offers fintech services to farmers in emerging markets (which therefore bills itself as a “fintech, agri-fintech, food company), has hired Gabriel David as chief audit executive. David previously worked at Orbia, a utilities company based in Boston, as director of financial compliance for EMEA and Asia-Pacific markets. 

Remember Gene Truono, one-time compliance officer at PayPal in the 2010s, and who ran for U.S. Senate in Delaware in 2018? (He ran as a Republican preaching the importance of civil discourse, so obviously he lost.) He just turned up as chief compliance officer at Oxygen, a fintech firm based in San Francisco. Lately he’s been dabbling in real estate in Florida and part-time chief compliance officer services at Bamboo Asset Management

Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a transportation and logistics business based in Norway, has hired Kent Liane-Unsgaard as senior vice president for compliance. Liane-Unsgaard joins the company after eight years at Akastor, a Norwegian oil and gas firm, where he had been head of compliance. 

EBRD, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has promoted Jelena Madir to be chief compliance officer. Madir has served in various roles at the EBRD since 2009, most recently as director and chief counsel in the Financial Law Unit of the Legal Transition team.

João Chagas has joined TerraCap Management, a real estate investment firm based in Florida with about $1 billion in assets, as director of compliance. Chagas previously worked as director of compliance at another REIT and prior to that at Bovill, a compliance consulting firm that works with registered investment advisers. 

Allianz Bulgaria has hired Radostina Mladenova as senior legal and compliance officer. She joins the Allianz empire from Cargotec, where she had been senior compliance expert for three years. 

IT consulting firm Cotiviti has promoted Divya Marda, from compliance manager to senior compliance manager. Marda has been with Cotiviti since 2021.

Leo Ciccone has joined TradeZero Securities in Canada as chief compliance officer. Ciccone previously worked at Gravitas Securities as chief compliance officer, and at other Toronto-area financial firms before that. 

Johnny & Associates, the biggest male talent agency in Japan and one scarred by accusations that its founder, Johnny Kitagawa, abused young male clients for decades, has named lawyer Masayuki Yamada as chief compliance officer. The company is also changing its name to Smile Up, which seems like the least of the steps necessary to rehabilitate the organization.

And Brian Thelen, head of audit at Zimmer Biomet for eight years, is retiring from that role and taking a sabbatical. Thelen has been working in internal audit since the 1990s, and says he is looking forward to “taking some time” to figure out what he might do next. Here’s hoping he does said figuring from a deck chair overlooking a lake somewhere. 


Todd Anderson is celebrating one year at Discover Financial Services as vice president of compliance advisory.

Jeffrey Brandt is celebrating one year as head of financial crimes compliance at Sumitomo Mitsui Bancorp

Boon Kim Fan just hit five years at PVH Corp. (parent company to Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and other brands), where she is senior director of compliance and risk management for Asia-Pacific.

And Meredith Kristoffersen is celebrating 10 years at Yara International, where these days she is ethics and compliance manager. 

Vendors & Service Providers

An update on who’s who at the Great Women in Compliance podcast. Co-founder Mary Shirley stepped away from the podcast earlier this year. Fellow co-host Lisa Fine then announced that Lloydette Bai-Marrow would succeed Shirley as new co-host. Bai-Marrow, however, recently received a government appointment in London (doing exactly what hasn’t been disclosed yet), so she had to back out of the role. So the new permanent co-host is Hemma Lomax, associate general counsel for compliance at ZenDesk. You can hear the first episode of their new season now, with more episodes coming soon. 

Open Req Orders

Fashion retailer VF Corp. is looking for an ethics and compliance counsel. Job is based in Denver; salary range listed at $117,000 to $176,000.

Virginia Commonwealth University is looking for an executive director of research integrity and ethics. Job is based in Richmond, Va., with a listed salary range of $150,000 to $170,000. 

Publishing house Wiley is seeking a senior director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Hoboken, N.J., with a salary range of $164,000 to $240,000. 

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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