Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 5

Welcome to our first Compliance Jobs Report of 2024! This week we have news from Binance, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Bristol Myers Squibb, Amazon, and more. We also have job leads in telecommunications, imaging technology, and life sciences; and Meme of the Week goes out to would-be whistleblowers.

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Compliance Jobs Report

This week we begin at Binance.US, the U.S. subsidiary of cryptocurrency giant Binance, which just hired Lesley O’Neill as chief compliance officer. O’Neill comes to the troubled firm — remember, the parent Binance company paid more than $4 billion in November to settle money-laundering charges, and its former CCO agreed to a $1.5 million personal fine — after five years at Prove, a software company that helps businesses verify customers’ identity. O’Neill spent her last two years at Prove as chief compliance officer. She succeeds Tammy Weinrib, who had been CCO from early 2022 until she resigned two months ago.

We have a few personnel items of note at Walmart. First Jeanine Jiganti is retiring after four years there, lately as chief regulatory counsel. Succeeding her in that same role is Elisabeth Collins, who joins Walmart after a short stint as general counsel at WWE (that’s World Wrestling Entertainment); you might also remember Collins from her time as chief compliance officer at Caterpillar in 2019 and 2020. Chalana Damron has also been hired as lead counsel for regulated product claims; she joins Walmart after two years at Albertsons, where she had been senior regulatory counsel. 

And another bundle of news, this time from Wells Fargo. First, the bank has hired Clare Jones as head of international compliance, working from England;  Jones comes to Wells after many years at Japanese banking giant Nomura, where most recently she had been head of compliance, operational risk, and culture for Nomura’s EMEA region. Second, Danai Franklin has been promoted, from lead compliance officer for consumer credit cards to senior lead compliance officer for commercial banking. Franklin has been with Wells Fargo for five years.

Cheryl Lee has a new role at Bristol Myers Squibb, moving from head of major markets compliance and ethics to vice president for ESG strategy and execution. Lee has been with BSM for four years. 

Syensqo, a rather oddly named chemicals company, has hired Matt Fuller as director of export and sanctions compliance for the Americas. Fuller comes to Syensqo from Solvay, where he had also been head of export and sanctions compliance. (Syensqo was spun out of Solvay last year.) 

Discover Financial Services has promoted Chad Casey from lead compliance tester to principal compliance specialist for vendor management. Casey has been with Discover since 2021.

We have an update on Kristie Stephens, who the other week stepped down from LRQA, where she had been head of legal risk and compliance. Stephens just turned up at engineering and consulting firm Wood, where she is compliance counsel “East.” One assumes that means EMEA, since Stephens lives in England. 

Ares Capital Management has promoted Annie Lazarus from head of compliance for the firm’s Secondary Solutions Group to head of compliance for the whole firm. Lazarus has been with Ares for not quite three years. 

HSBC has moved Lee Ashmore into a new role in the bank’s Asia-Pacific region. Ashmore had previously been head of regulatory conduct and IT risk; now he’s head of customer account risk and customer due diligence. has hired Isabelle Stoick as an AML compliance analyst, working on suspicious activity monitoring. Stoick comes to the e-commerce giant after two years at JPMorgan Chase, where she had been an associate in investment banking services. 

Visa has hired Amanada Ralph as a senior risk and compliance manager, working from the company’s operations center in Ireland. Ralph had previously worked for four years at EML, a global payments company, where most recently she had been head of regulatory operations.  

Americana Foods, which is actually based in Dubai, has hired Omar Yasser as group internal audit assistant manager. Yasser comes to Americana from the Prometeon Tyre Group, where he had been head of internal audit, risk management, and sustainability for the last year. 

Jessica Lee has been hired by Maxor National Pharmacy Services as chief compliance and ethics officer. Lee comes to Maxor from Centene Corp., where she had been plan compliance officer for the state of Indiana for the last year. 

Sıla Erşen Boduroğlu has shifted into a new role at Italian pharmaceutical manufacturer Recordati, as compliance officer for northern and central Europe. Boduroğlu has been with Recordati for three years and previously ran compliance operations in southeastern Europe.

Twelve Capital, a Swiss reinsurance fund, has promoted Erasmus Faber from head of compliance for Germany to chief compliance officer  of the whole firm; Farber also joined the firm’s management committee. He has been at Twelve Capital for three years. 

And congratulations to Debra Fincher, who has retired from Texas A&M AgriLife, where she had been director of ethics and compliance since 2019. Fincher has a long career of compliance roles in various public agencies in Texas and is a delightful person. We hope she remains only semi-retired and still does something in the field.


Lara Chalmers is celebrating one year as vice president of internal audit at Kimberly-Clark

Abimbola Jegede is celebrating one year at Etsy, where she is compliance director. 

Hillary Gardner just hit five years at Credigy, where she is chief compliance officer. 

Julia Mold has reached 10 years at Wells Fargo, where these days she is senior research controls officer. 

Kerr Morton just hit 10 years at Heineken Co., where these days he is head of assurance, risk, and compliance for U.K. operations. 

And sad news from Birmingham, Alab.: the city’s chief compliance officer, Jill Madajczyk, passed away just before Christmas after a battle with lung cancer. She was 58. Madajczyk had been with the city for five years as its top HR executive, until being named chief compliance officer last summer. We extend our sympathies to her loved ones. 

Open Req Orders

Cisco Systems is looking for a leader of global trade compliance. Job is based in Washington, D.C., with a salary range of $150,000 to $200,000. 

Fujifilm Holdings America, the U.S. holding company for Japanese imaging giant Fujifilm, is looking for a senior manager of corporate investigations. Job can be based in Fujifilm’s U.S. headquarters just north of Yonkers, N.Y. Salary range is $150,000 to $155,000. 

And if working for a vendor is within your range, Lextegrity is looking for a life sciences compliance director. Job is remote.

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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