Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 16

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has updates from Penn State, the Nature Conservancy, Intel, Zimmer Biomet, and lots more. Our Job leads are in testing systems, healthcare tech, and Spanish-language TV, and Meme of the Week goes out to Fani Willis!

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Compliance Jobs Report

This week we start at Penn State, which just promoted Amber Gove to be the university’s next chief ethics and compliance officer. Gove joined Penn State in November 2022 as its Title IX compliance officer; prior to that she ran Title IX compliance at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She succeeds Tabitha Oman, whom the university promoted to general counsel last year. Nice to see the cultivation and promotion of internal talent!

Penn State also named Ashley Owens its interim Title IX coordinator, holding down Gove’s old job until the school finds a permanent successor. Owens had been director of student accountability and conflict response at Penn State Altoona.

Compliance jobsMichelle Beistle is moving on from her job as chief ethics and compliance officer at the Nature Conservancy, the natural resources conservation nonprofit based in Washington. She is joining the Global Fund, which coordinates relief funds to help fight AIDS, malaria, and other infectious diseases around the world, as ethics officer. Beistle had been CCO at the Nature Conservancy for five years; no word yet on who might succeed here. 

Rayson Tan has joined HSBC in its Singapore offices as head of regulatory compliance for the region. Tan previously worked for three years at the Pictet Group as chief risk officer for Asia.

Also in the world of big banking, we note the exit of Satnam Lehal as chief compliance officer at Danske Bank. This is not unexpected; Lehal announced his departure one year ago, and the bank had already named Dorthe Tolborg as his successor. This means Tolborg will be certifying Danske Bank’s compliance program when its plea agreement for money laundering expires in 2025 (assuming she is still in the role). 

TransferGo, a payments business that helps migrant workers to send money back home, has hired Simon McFeely as chief compliance officer. McFeely comes to the London-based firm after three years as compliance officer at TransferMates Global Payments, another payments firm. 

In Florida, Elizabeth Simon has a new job as vice president of compliance and risk for Progress Residential. She had previously been VP of compliance at FirstKey Homes until last November. Simon and some compliance co-conspirators have also launched a Central Florida Compliance Roundtable. If you’re in the Orlando-Tampa area, check it out!

Auto parts maker Cooper Standard has promoted Alison Nudd, from vice president of internal audit to chief accounting officer. Nudd has been with the company since 2020. 

Blaine Dart is out as chief compliance officer for Zimmer Biomet’s U.S. and Canada operations, after a restructuring there. Dart had been in various roles at Biomet since 2011. He posted a decent and thoughtful farewell message on LinkedIn. 

Topcon Healthcare, a medical imaging and diagnostics company based in New Jersey, has hired Ray Everett as chief compliance and privacy officer. Everett comes to Topcon from Avellino, a genomics startup, where he had been general counsel and chief privacy officer. 

Heavy equipment manufacturer Thyssenkrupp has hired Theodor Eppel as investigations counsel for its compliance function. Eppel comes to the company after six years at law firm Butzel Long, where he worked as a litigator.

Jared Prentice has joined Deloitte as senior manager of contracts and records compliance (an in-house role, not a consulting role). Prentice comes to Deloitte from Elevance Health, where he had been director of compliance until last fall. 

Abby Worley has joined the Walmart compliance empire as a senior manager for legal and compliance. Worley comes to Walmart after five years at Tyson Foods, most recently as senior manager of IT operations and portfolio management. 

Goldman Sachs has hired Bindiya Singh as an associate in financial crime compliance, working from the bank’s back-office center in India. Singh previously worked at Federal Bank, a retail bank in India, as a retail banking officer. 

Neomics, a fintech startup based in Norway, has promoted Olivier d’Alançon from senior AML compliance specialist to operational risk officer. 

Citigroup has moved Sam Gibbins into a new role in its Singapore offices, sliding him from global compliance coordinator for fair lending (old job) to head of the service operations compliance cluster for Asia and Australia. 

Nicola Crawford has joined Gibraltar International Bank as chief risk and compliance officer. Crawford previously worked as a contract compliance officer for several British financial services firms. 

Intel has promoted Monica Thurman from associate director of ethics and compliance to director. She has been with the chipmaker since 2021.

Provident Bank, a fairly large community bank in New Jersey, has hired Tom Mathew as deputy compliance officer; he will also be chief compliance officer for the bank’s wealth management subsidiary, Beacon Trust. Mathew joins Provident after eight years with HSBC, most recently as director of compliance in New York. 

And people always like to ask, “Who audits the auditors?” — but who audits the auditors who audit the auditors? That would be Michael Weigand, just hired by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as director of the agency’s office of internal oversight and performance assurance. Weigand joins the PCAOB from, a British fintech firm, where he had been head of audit, risk, and compliance. Back in his youth Weigand spent a few years at Ernst & Young, and he also spent 11 years in various audit and risk positions at Goldman Sachs


Tammy Duong is celebrating one year at Innovative Management Systems as senior manager of audit and compliance. 

Bryan Sgrignoli is celebrating one year at Nouryon as chief compliance officer. 

Christine Soares just hit one year at NatWest Group as a complex case investigator. 

Beth Tarasenko is celebrating five years at Paragon 28, a medical device company, as U.S. compliance and global privacy officer. 

Open Req Orders

Waters Corp., a testing and analysis company, is looking for a senior director of global ethics and compliance. Job is based in suburban Boston; salary range not listed. 

Healthcare tech firm IQVIA is looking for a senior director of global compliance. Job can be based in any of several U.S. cities. Salary range is $156,000 to $293,000; draw your own conclusions about how wide that is.

Univision is seeking a manager of global compliance. Job is based in Miami. Salary range not disclosed; Spanish fluency a must. (Looks like Univision is hiring for a few audit and financial reporting jobs too.) 

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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