Compliance Jobs Report: March 8

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has updates from Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Northeastern University, Takeda, Revlon, Broadcom, and many more. Our job leads are in food, pharma, and medical devices, and Meme of the Week goes out to Victoria Beckham!

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin with Ericsson, which just moved Rebecca Rohr into its chief compliance officer role. Rohr had already been the company’s global head of investigations since 2022, and her promotion now brings investigations and compliance under one umbrella. (She will, however, continue to report into chief legal officer Scott Dresser.) Rohr succeeds Jan Sprafke, who first joined Ericsson in 2020 as head of compliance for Europe and Latin America, and was named chief compliance officer last October. He has now left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Next up is New York Community Bancorp, the liquidity-challenged bank that had Wall Street hyperventilating earlier this week before securing a $1 billion lifeline from former Trump Administration treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. Anyway, NYCB just hired Colleen McCullum as chief audit executive and George Buchanan as chief risk officer. MCullum was previously chief audit executive at United Community Bank; Buchanan previously was a senior risk management executive at Regions, the bank based in Alabama. Here’s hoping they keep the ship afloat.

compliance jobsIn Boston, Northeastern University has hired Stacey Hamilton as assistant vice president for compliance. Hamilton comes to NU (go Huskies!) after two years at Cloud Software Group, where she had been senior director of the compliance program. 

Cisco Systems has promoted Kristin White, from senior director of finance shared services to vice president of governance, risk, and controls White has been with the telecom equipment giant in various roles for nearly 17 years. 

Sanofi just hired Stephanie Chew as head of ethics and business integrity for greater China. Chew was previously a partner at KPMG’s China operations for two years. She’s based in Shanghai.

Cosmetics giant Revlon has hired Luciana Castro as vice president for global regulatory and product compliance. Castro comes to the company after 21 years at Firmenich, a Swiss-based chemicals manufacturer, where most recently she was senior vice president for regulatory affairs. 

Carlye Thommen has joined JPMorgan Chase as executive director of global financial crimes compliance. Thommen previously worked across town at Citibank for six years, most recently as director of financial crimes compliance testing. 

Trisha Smith has moved into a new role at Cardinal Health, from director of employee relations and HR services to director of ethics and compliance investigations. Working in compliance is, of course, way cooler than HR. 

Autumn Barrow has been promoted at Walmart, from level two senior project manager to director of compliance operations. Barrow has been with Walmart in various roles since 2012.

Microchip giant Broadcom has hired Mani Phannavong as trade compliance operations manager. Phannavong comes to Broadcom from Wind River, where she had been manager of global trade compliance. (Broadcom gets $11 billion a year from sales to China, so we expect trade compliance will keep her busy!)

Erin Leone has joined pharmaceutical giant Takeda as associate director for global labeling compliance. Leone previously worked as associate director of compliance at Organon for nearly three years, also overseeing labeling compliance.

Kohler Credit Union, based in the Upper Midwest cultural capital of Sheboygan, Wisc., has hired Christine Murray as vice president of audit and compliance. Murray comes to Kohler from Cardinal Financial Co., where she had been internal audit manager for the last year.

In Hungary, ING Bank has hired Zoltán Halmai as head of compliance. Halmai joins ING after 11 years at MetLife, where most recently he was chief risk and compliance officer for its Hungary operations.

Sticking with Europe, MoneyGram has hired Vanessa Morato as regional compliance officer for Portugal. Morato previously worked for Diool, a fintech startup based in Cameroon, as legal and compliance officer. 

In Sweden, Anna Althoff has joined SEB Investments as head of compliance. Althoff comes to SEB, one of the largest asset management firms in Scandinavia, after two years as head of compliance at Erik Penser Bank. 

And in Pakistan, wireless communications provider Telenor has promoted Ayesha Munir from assistant manager for corporate legal affairs to manager of ethics and compliance. Munir has been with Telenor since 2022. 


Kathi Samuels is celebrating one year at Capital Rx as vice president of corporate compliance. 

Jason Yoder is celebrating one year at Air Tractor as corporate compliance officer. 

Dov Goldman has reached five years at Panorays, where he is vice president of risk strategy.

Camilla Orko is celebrating five years as chief compliance officer at Cargotec.

And Sandi Tillotson just hit 10 years at New York Life, where she has been vice president of corporate compliance since 2020.

Vendors and Service Providers

Remember Jay Clayton, chairman of the SEC during the Trump Administration and then joining Apollo Global Management as chair of the executive committee? Just turned up on the board of CFGI, an accounting advisory firm based in Boston. 

Open Req Orders

Biopharmaceutical company UCB is looking for a head of U.S. ethics and compliance. Job is based in Atlanta, with a salary range of $177,200 to $232,575. 

Mondelēz International is seeking a senior director of internal and controls. Job is based in East Hanover, N.J.; no salary range given. Apparently Mondelēz has been trying to fill this role for a while and re-posted the opening this week. 

And for you early-career people, medical device company Masimo is looking for a compliance specialist. Job is based in Irvine, Calif., with a salary range of $65,000 to $85,000. 

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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