Compliance Jobs Report: Dec. 1

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from Citizens Bank, Uber, Hitachi, Southern Co., several higher education institutions, and more. We also have job leads in airlines, auctions, and delivery by drone; and Meme of the Week goes out to data analytics!

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin with an update on Amy Mertz Brown, last seen earlier this year as chief compliance officer at the Gurstel law firm in Minnesota. Brown just turned up as chief compliance and privacy officer at BECU, a credit union based in Washington state. She remains a delightful and thoughtful compliance professional.

Southern Co., the power utility based in Georgia, has named Meredith Lackey chief compliance officer. Lackey had previously been at Souther’s sister company, Georgia Power, where she was vice president of external affairs.

Two new hires to report at Citizens Bank! First, Leo Quisumbing has been hired as vice president for compliance and fair banking, working from the bank’s Philadelphia offices; Quisumbing comes to Citizens from Huntingdon Valley Bank, where he had been vice president of compliance. Second is Peter McHale, hired as vice president of swaps dealer compliance, based in New York. McHale previously worked at the National Futures Association for five years, most recently as manager of OTC derivatives.

We have two promotions to note from Hitachi. First is Minoo Tayebi, promoted director of compliance to senior director of compliance operations; she’s been with the company since 2021. Second is Mukesh Kumar, promoted from regional compliance officer for India to regional officer for all of South Asia; he’s been with Hitachi since earlier this year.

Kavon Momen has joined Lime, that rideshare company for e-bikes and scooters, as senior global trade compliance manager. Momen comes to Lime after five years at Motorola Solutions, where had also been a senior global trade compliance manager. 

Rent-to-own furniture retailer Conn’s has hired Susan Lawrence as manager of information security compliance. Lawrence joins Conn’s after two years at ABM Industries, where she had been IT compliance lead.

Uber has hired Michelle Ribeiro Dantas as senior payments compliance specialist for the company’s Brazil operations. Dantas previously worked at 99, a Brazilian online payments company, as a senior compliance counsel.

Insurance giant MassMutual has hired Charlie Cornish as controls oversight lead. Cornish comes to the firm after 13 years at PwC, most recently as consulting solutions senior manager working on various SOX compliance issues. 

Washington University in St. Louis has hired Carol Tyler as manager of internal audit. Tyler comes to the school after eight years at Wells Fargo, most recently as senior vice president of testing and validation. 

And another from academia audit: Princeton University has hired Tamara Araujo-Cooper as internal audit manager. Araujo-Cooper previously worked at the New York City Housing Authority as a senior analyst. 

Glaukos Corp., a California company working on treatments for eye illnesses (oh, glaucoma — I get it now), has hired Kyle Styck as internal audit manager. Styck previously spent five years at KPMG as a manager in its risk services practice.

Comcast has promoted Tad Dack from internal audit manager to senior manager. Dack has been with the company for seven years. 

Hy Cite Enterprises, maker of cookware for independent sales distributors, has promoted Kenneth Ray from director of global third-party compliance to director of compliance. Ray has been with Hy Cite since 2021.

The MBTA, which operates the subway and bus lines around metropolitan Boston, has promoted Brendan Paradis from deputy director of project controls to senior director of quality, compliance, and oversight. Paradis has been with the T for two years; one assumes he’s stuck on the Red Line somewhere. 

Baxter International has hired Mitch Cunningham as senior analyst for contracts and compliance. Cunningham joins Baxter from PMMC, a healthcare software firm in North Carolina, where he had been a senior contract analyst.

Ramp, a fintech firm in London working on something to do with cryptocurrency infrastructure, has promoted James Dalton from senior regulatory compliance manager to head of compliance for the U.K. and emerging markets. 

Kwesst Micro Systems, a defense contractor based in Canada, has named corporate controller Kris Denis interim CFO and given him the chief compliance officer title as well. (Radical Compliance frowns upon dual CFO-CCO roles, so let’s hope the company finds a permanent CFO soon.) Denis only joined Kwesst in June.

And all the way from Egypt, Sunrise Resorts and Cruises has promoted Mohamed Abo-Ghinema from senior internal auditor to internal audit senior supervisor.

Vendors and Service Providers

Law firm Willkie Farr has hired Michael Rome, previously regulatory litigation counsel at Google, as a partner in the firm’s corporate litigation practice. 

Open Req Orders

Soethby’s is looking for a compliance officer. Job is based in New York City, with a salary range of $125,000 to $160,000. 

Alaska Airlines is looking for a director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Seattle, with a ridiculously wide salary range of $145,000 to $226,000. 

Wing, a startup working on delivery by drone, is looking for a senior compliance counsel. Job is based in Palo Alto, Calif., with a salary range of $189,000 to $283,000 — also ridiculously wide, but delivery by drone sounds way cool so we’ll allow it.

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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