Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 9

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has updates from Smithfield Foods, Sabre Corp., Binance, Wells Fargo, the CFA Institute, and a surprising amount of news about IT auditors. Job leads in higher education, rural health insurance, and “specialty compliance,” and Meme of the Week goes out to internal audit!

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Compliance Jobs Report

This week we begin in the grocery aisle: Smithfield Foods, maker of Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Curly’s Pulled Chicken, and many more supermarket brands, has hired Allyson Bouldon as chief ethics and compliance officer. Bouldon, based in Chicago, had previously been managing counsel at GRC software firm Wolters Kluwer; earlier in her career she had been CCO at Michaels Stores, Chiquita Brands, and elsewhere. 

The Neiman Marcus Group has promoted Thomas Mattei from deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer to chief legal officer and CCO. Mattei has been with the retailer since 2020, and had been running the compliance function since last July.

Travel technology giant Sabre Corp. (if you’ve booked an airline ticket online you’ve probably used Sabre) has hired Ann DeTraglia as vice president of audit and risk. DeTraglia previously worked for Whole Foods for not quite two years as executive leader for enterprise risk and assurance. 

Beleaguered crypto trading platform Binance has announced that Steve Christie is returning to the business as deputy chief compliance officer. Christie had originally joined Binance in 2022 as senior VP of compliance and remained through July 2023 — several months before the company imploded into a guilty plea and $4 billion penalty for money-laundering failures. Anyway, now he’s back. He succeeds Kristen Hecht, who recently left Binance “after a successful tenure helping to bring historical issues in the U.S. to resolution.” I guess that’s what we’re calling these things now.

A few updates from Wells Fargo. First, the bank has hired Joshua Beaton as head of non-financial regulatory reporting. Beaton spent the previous 13 years at Morgan Stanley in various regulatory compliance roles, most recently as head of trade and transaction reporting for the Americas. Second, Wells has also promoted Katie Parker from lead compliance officer on enterprise privacy to senior lead compliance officer for global privacy.

Cap America, a fashion manufacturer “bringing quality headwear to the world,” has promoted Gerald Pinkley from director of compliance to vice president of compliance. Pinkley has been with the Missouri-based company for five years. One hopes he has a Chiefs cap for the game this weekend.

Lakeshore Learning Materials, a California company that makes educational toys for early-elementary aged children, has hired Alex Bashinsky as director of trade compliance. Bashinsky comes to Lakeshore after a two-year stint at financial services firm MUFG, which seems like a bit of a jump, but he had lots of trade compliance experience earlier in his career. 

The CFA Institute has hired Mary Blatch as associate general counsel for global regulatory and privacy matters. Blatch is coming to the Institute after two years as privacy counsel at StockX, an e-commerce platform, but this is actually a homecoming for her; prior to StockX, Blatch had worked at the CFA Institute in essentially the same role she’s taking again.

Nancy Gregory just turned up at Integra Life Sciences as senior compliance manager. Gregory comes to the company from Capital Project Management, a dispute resolution firm in the construction sector, where she had been senior financial forensics manager. 

In Britain, Rebecca Kidd has joined Great British Nuclear as head of ethics. Kidd comes to British Nuclear (which is a government agency supporting the nuclear power industry, not a power utility itself) from the BBC, where she had been senior ethics and compliance manager since last year.

Cuatrecasas, an international law firm based in Spain, has hired Jesús Ortega Roldán as in-house chief compliance officer. Roldán joins the firm after 16 years at Aquila, one of the largest water management firms in Europe. He had been chief compliance officer at Aquila since 2018; no word yet on who might succeed him in that role. 

Maria Soledad Lavena has shifted into a new role at JPMorgan Chase. Lavena had been managing director and head of compliance for Latin America; now she is global head of compliance and operational risk for securities services. She has also relocated from Argentina to Ireland.

We also have a flurry of personnel news from the world of IT audit!

Turkish Airlines has hired Hayri Can Duygun as IT audit manager. Duygan joins the airline after 12 years at Turk Eximbank, where he held a series of IT audit roles. 

Japan Tobacco International has promoted Anna Belyaeva from IT process analyst to IT audit manager. Belyaeva has been with JTI since 2016 and recently moved from Moscow to Amsterdam.

Merrill Lynch, subsidiary of Bank of America, has promoted Brian McGrath from vice president for internal audit to senior vice president and internal audit manager. McGrath has been with Merrill Lynch since 2015.

And Chipotle Mexican Grille has hired Madison Dixon as manager of IT audit. Dixon comes to Chipotle after two years at KPMG, where she had been a senior associate in the firm’s IT audit practice.


Adriana Davies is celebrating one year as vice president for U.S. compliance and privacy at Smith + Nephew.

Robert Skillington-Smith is celebrating one year as ethics and compliance officer at Cadeler, a Danish company that provides components and services to the offshore wind industry.

Karen Nightingale is celebrating one year at Entain, a British gambling and sports betting business, where she is group director of ethics and compliance. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Remember Gaëlle Thuault, chief compliance officer at luxury goods retailer Kering until last October? She just turned up at law firm Hughes Hubbard, working from the firm’s offices in Paris.

Emma Bredin has stepped down as global chief ethics and compliance officer at BNY Mellon to join consulting firm Oliver Wyman. She will be a partner and head up the firm’s North America regulatory compliance practice.

COSO, the voluntary group famed for producing risk management and internal control frameworks, has named its chairman Lucia Wind as the organization’s first-ever full-time executive director. Wind, who had been chief audit executive at Unisys until last September, has been COSO chair since January 2023.

Open Req Orders

The University of Houston is looking for a chief compliance officer. No salary range listed because Texas. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota is hiring a vice president of compliance. Job is based in Fargo, N.D. Requirements include master’s or law degree, “a strong sense of ethics,” and a willingness to work in North Dakota.

Walmart is looking for a manager of specialty compliance and ethics, which apparently includes investigations into alleged high-risk violations of the company’s Code, policies, and other rules. Job is based in Bentonville, Ark.

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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