Compliance Jobs Report: June 28

You want compliance jobs gossip? The Compliance Jobs Report has that in spades. This week we have updates from Sandvik, Illumina, Penn State,, Apple, and lots more. Our job leads this week all include preposterously wide salary ranges, and Meme of the Week goes out to disclosure controls.

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This week we begin overseas: Global engineering firm Sandvik has hired Karol Czerny as head of anti-corruption compliance. Czerny comes to the French firm after five years at Airbus, where most recently he had been senior ethics and compliance manager. 

Cetera Financial Group, which operates a network of retail financial advisers, has hired Gwen Weithaus as chief compliance officer for Cetera Investment Services. Weithaus joins Cetera (which also just hired another CCO for its tax advisory business) after almost 20 years at Northwestern Mutual, most recently as vice president of wealth risk and controls.

Lacey Daugherty has joined Illumina, a biotech research firm working on genomics, as deputy compliance officer. Daughtery previously worked at Relievant Medisystems (later acquired by Boston Scientific) as compliance officer. 

UOB, a financial services firm based in Singapore, has promoted Richard Soh from director of anti-bribery investigations to head of anti-fraud, bribery, and training. Soh has been with the bank for seven years. 

Penn State University has promoted Cortney Ronk to internal audit supervisor. Ronk had previously been auditor of sponsored financial programs at the university.

Byron Young has joined Yield Bnk, a financial services firm in South Carolina too trendy to spell “bank” correctly, as director of compliance. Young comes to the bank bnk from Wells Fargo, where he had been a lead compliance officer. 

Equinor, the oil & gas company formerly known as Statoil, has expanded Igor Tostes’ role from legal counsel to legal counsel and country compliance officer (presumably for the United States since he’s based in Connecticut). Tostes has been with Statoil Equinor since 2021.

Dr. Reddy’s Labs, a generic pharmaceuticals giant based in India, has hired Anusha Senapati as a senior internal auditor. Senapati comes to Dr. Reddy’s after three years at Deloitte’s India offices.

Jack Drury has joined as a senior IT auditor, working from the online travel company’s Amsterdam offices. Drury comes to Booking after eight years at KPMG Australia in various roles. 

Speaking of Australia, Commonwealth Bank (the largest bank in the country) has promoted Nosiku Nkwilimba from manager of the bank’s financial crime compliance advisory team to manager of policy governance, anti-bribery, and tax evasion. Nkwilimba has been with Commonwealth for five years.

Remember Sean McHugh, chief compliance officer at Citadel until one year ago? He just turned up as senior director and head of market assurance at the Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority of Dubai. Not sure what VARA will be doing, but good to see McHugh is keeping his hand in the game.

Esri, maker of GIS software, has hired Jessica Newby as risk and compliance manager. Newby joins the company from North Dakota Information Technology, an IT consulting firm in, you guessed it, North Dakota; where she had been GRC manager. 

Steven Bassler, last seen at Santander US as a corporate risk manager until 2022, just turned up at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass. as risk and compliance officer. 

In Britain, Rachel Hoodless has joined Seco Support as head of compliance. Hoodless comes to the assisted-care company from Lifetime Training, where she had been a regional trainer for the last three years. 

FEAM Aero, a Florida company that provides aviation maintenance services, has promoted Caroline Stupp from manager of contracts and compliance to director of contracts and compliance. 

Changing of the audit guard at Banner Bank, a small regional bank in the Pacific Northwest: chief audit executive Jim Garcia is retiring after seven years on the job. He will be succeeded by Scott Newman, who comes to Banner from PEMCO, an insurance business based in Seattle, where Newman was head of risk management and internal audit.  

Jones Lang LaSalle Securities just hired James Downing as chief compliance officer. Downing previously worked at Morningstar as global chief compliance officer from 2021 until last November. (He also did a drive-by at the ACA Consulting Group as a senior consultant for a few months earlier this year, too.)

Biotech giant Regeneron has promoted Kristen Burns from regulatory sciences project specialist to external manufacturing compliance specialist. Burns has been with Regeneron since 2018.

Apple has promoted Danny Badalamenti from people support specialist to global compliance project manager. Badalamenti has worked for the tech giant in various roles for 12 years. 

Pallavi Sharma has a new job at LCBO, the government-run liquor business in Ontario, Canada, as senior manager of financial technology and IT general controls compliance. Sharma previously worked at Thomson Reuters as senior manager for security compliance and governance. 

And we’re big fans of remote places here at Radical Compliance, so we’re delighted to note that Emily McBride has been hired as compliance officer for the government of the Northern Territory of Australia — the beautiful desert landscape that includes the Outback. McBride comes to the territory from the McDonnell Regional Council, the local government for indigenous tribes near Alice Springs, Australia. 


Maria Buccieri is celebrating one year at Amtrak as senior director of compliance.

Andrew Heineman is celebrating one year at Peak Health as chief compliance and privacy officer. 

Severin Wirz is celebrating one year at Applied Materials as director of ethics and compliance. 

Michael Levin is celebrating 10 years at Freddie Mac, where these days he is vice president of ethics and compliance. 

Open Req Orders

Sutter Health is looking for a deputy chief compliance officer. Job is based in Sacramento, Calif., with a salary range listed at $88.63 to $141.82 per hour. (That translates into $177,260 to $283,640. Still ridiculously wide any way you present it.

New York City’s Office of Technology and Innovation is looking for a deputy CISO for governance, risk, and compliance. Salary range is listed as $97,000 to $220,000, which of course is ridiculously wide; job itself is of course based in New York.

Google is seeking a senior director of assurance, compliance, and integrity. Job can be based in New York, Chicago, Washington, or Mountain View, Calif. Salary range is $288,000 to $414,000. Unclear whether you need to do those weird Google interview tests like calculating how many golf balls fit in a school bus. 

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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