Compliance Jobs Report: May 17

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has a big retirement in pharma; new hires in retirement, healthcare, and food services; and lots more personnel moves. We also have job leads in financial services, hardware, and consumer products; and Meme of the Week goes out to voluntary self-disclosure!

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Compliance Jobs Moves

This week we begin with a retirement! Alonzo Weems, chief ethics and compliance officer at Eli Lilly & Co., will step down from that role at the end of this year. Weems has been with the pharmaceutical giant in various roles for 27 years. The company will conduct a formal search for his successor.

We have two items from Empower, a 401(k) plan provider with $1.6 trillion in assets. First, the company has hired KC Waldron as chief compliance officer. Waldron comes to Empower after 10 years at Charles Schwab, where she most recently had been CCO for Schwab’s Wealth Advisory division. Empower has hired Alexander Monteith as director of regulatory compliance; he also comes to the firm from Schwab, where he had been a senior manager of internal audit.

RWJ Barnabas Health, the largest academic healthcare system in New Jersey, has hired Mark Laccetti as executive vice president for compliance and audit. Laccetti comes to the hospital system from audit and consulting firm Baker Tilly, where he had been a partner working with healthcare clients.

Georgia Hart has joined JPMorgan Chase as an associate in the bank’s global financial crimes compliance team, working from its Dublin offices. Hart previously spent three years at eBay, most recently as a senior fraud analyst.

Synapse Health, a healthcare system based in Skokie, Ill., has hired Meredith Hayes as director of compliance. Hayes had been doing some consulting with nonprofits for a few months, and before that worked at McKesson for eight years in various compliance roles.

MethodGrow, a wholesale provider of marijuana (“all in the service of one goal — the best smoke you ever had”) has promoted Darsea Valli from office manager to compliance manager. Valli has been with the Oklahoma-based supplier for one year.

Riggleman Information and Intelligence Group, a provider of digital forensics services, has named Carrie Taylor chief compliance officer. Taylor had previously worked at RIIG as a program manager. 

Anne Pericone has a new role at Johnson & Johnson, moving from director of quality systems integration to director of strategic compliance operations. Pericone has been with J&J since 2016.

The Compass Group, which provides meals and other food services to corporate cafeterias, airlines, schools, and other businesses, has named Callia Soave “culinary compliance officer,” which totally wins the prize this week for coolest job title. Soave comes to Compass from the Hurlingham Club, a swanky private club in London, where she had been kitchen administrator.

Wells Fargo has promoted Jordan El-Halim from senior lead compliance officer and vice president for compliance governance and execution (OK, another awesome title; “do better at governance or else we get to the second part of my job”) to senior compliance manager. El-Halim has been with the bank for three years. 

Mswipe Technologies, a payments technology company in India, has hired Shilpa Sudhir Shetty as associate vice president for audit and compliance. Shetty had previously been a solo compliance consultant working with financial and tech firms in India. 

Stacy Miller has joined Elevance Health as an internal auditor. Miller comes to Elevance from Indiana University, where she had been a compliance and reporting specialist. Applause for the URL Miller uses on her LinkedIn profile, which identifies her as “compliance-rockstar.” 

All the way up in Alaska, Bering Straits Native Corp. has promoted Jenna Krohn from associate general counsel to chief compliance officer. Krohn has been with BSNC in several legal roles since 2021.

Arsalan Kazmi has joined ScanSource, an IT services firm, working in IT compliance. Kazmi comes to the South Carolina-based business from Enterprise Products, where he had been an IT auditor.

Brendan Holloway has been hired by Steel Dynamics as an internal auditor. Holloway just finished up a degree in accounting from Purdue University and had been an intern at Steel this spring. Welcome to the profession, sir.

Sabic, the government-owned chemicals company in Saudi Arabia, has named Faisal Al-Mutairi senior manager for audit planning and reporting. Al-Mutairi had already been with Sabic in various roles for 10 years, most recently as a business development leader. 

The Reunert Group in South Africa has promoted Cameron Waterboer from internal auditor to internal audit supervisor. Waterboer has been with the electronics manufacturing business since last year.

Jennifer Cao has joined Intact, a Canadian insurance business, as assistant manager of internal audit. Cao comes to the Toronto-based company from President’s Choice Financial, where she had been a senior analyst in operational risk management.

Lloyd’s Bank North America has promoted Rahat Ahmad from manager of compliance quality assurance to director of operational risk and compliance quality assurance.

And in Bulgaria, Yordan Ekzarov has a new job at Novo Nordisk as legal and compliance director for the Balkans region. Ekzarov previously was compliance lead at Pfizer for the Balkans and Baltics regions.


Alexis Stroud is celebrating one year at Takeda, where she is head of monitoring and “programmatic enhancement” for the ethics and compliance function.

Raissa Rouco Cervantes is celebrating one year as a compliance manager at AbbVie in Mexico.

Vendors & Service Providers

Remember Binance, the cryptocurrency platform that pleaded guilty last year to compliance failures and agreed to a three-year monitorship as well? That monitorship is going to Forensics Risk Alliance, a somewhat surprise move. Another contender had been the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, although critics panned that idea because of the firm’s connections to the now-failed FTX

Remember Marcelo Zenkner, chief compliance officer at Petrobras from 2019 to 2021, helping to clean up the Brazilian oil giant’s corruption scandals? He just joined FTI Consulting as a managing director in the firm’s risk and investigations practice. Will be based in Sao Paolo.

Open Req Orders

Discover Financial is looking for a senior principal to join the company’s ethics and conduct team. Job is based in suburban Chicago; base salary is $103,000 to $174,200.

Stanley Black & Decker is looking for a director of cybersecurity and GRC. Job can be remote, with in-person offices in New Britain, Conn. Salary range not disclosed. 

Consumer products giant Reckitt is seeking an ethics and compliance director for the North America market. Job is based in Parsippany, N.J.; salary range not disclosed.

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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