Citgo appoints new CECO amid misconduct review


Citgo announced the appointment of Jack Lynch as the company’s new chief ethics and compliance officer amid an internal probe into allegations of misconduct under prior management.

SEC names Chicago associate regional director

2020-02-12T17:56:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Paul Montoya has been named associate regional director for enforcement in the Chicago Regional Office.

Centene tabs general counsel

2020-02-12T17:54:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Centene Corp., a managed care solutions provider, announced the appointment of Chris Koster to senior vice president, secretary and general counsel.

United Talent Agency promotes general counsel

2020-02-12T17:52:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

United Talent Agency announced it has promoted Michael Sinclair to general counsel. Sinclair had been associate general counsel and takes on the role previously held by Chief Operating Officer Andrew Thau.

Targray appoints general counsel

2020-02-12T17:50:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Canadian multinational materials distributor Targray announced the appointment of Annie Galarneau as its general counsel.

Trane Technologies names chief accounting officer

2020-02-12T17:47:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator that will soon spin off from Ingersoll Rand, named Heather Howlett as its future vice president and chief accounting officer.


Hui Chen returns to government role as adviser to Hawaii AG


Compliance pioneer Hui Chen is back in government, albeit at the state level. She announced on Twitter she has been named chief integrity officer for the Hawaii Attorney General’s office.

Nasdaq names chief risk officer

2020-02-04T17:56:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

American stock exchange Nasdaq announced Roland Chai will join the executive leadership team as chief risk officer.

Nordstrom discloses new accounting chief

2020-02-04T17:54:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Luxury retailer Nordstrom, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced the appointment of Michael Maher as chief accounting officer.

Fifth Third tabs new risk chief

2020-02-04T17:53:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Fifth Third Bancorp announced the appointment of Jamie Leonard as chief risk officer amid a recent leadership shuffle.

CAN Capital appoints general counsel, CCO

2020-02-04T17:49:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Financial services firm CAN Capital announced the appointment of Edward Dietz as chief compliance officer and general counsel.

Archax adds chief compliance officer

2020-02-04T17:47:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

London-based digital securities exchange Archax announced it has appointed Alex Royle as its chief compliance officer.

Barings names principal accounting officer

2020-02-04T17:46:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Investment management firm Barings BDC announced the board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Murray as the company’s principal accounting officer.

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Spirit AeroSystems CFO resigns amid accounting probe


The chief financial officer and principal accounting officer at aerospace giant Spirit AeroSystems have resigned amid an ongoing accounting probe triggered by a compliance review.


CFPB stirs controversy with enforcement head hire


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has faced the ire of the House Financial Services Committee regarding its hiring of former DOJ employee Thomas Ward to lead its enforcement efforts.

Syncora Holdings general counsel stepping down

2020-01-30T17:59:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Syncora Holdings has announced the departure of general counsel and secretary James Lundy, following the adoption of a plan of liquidation of the company at a special general meeting of shareholders.

MoneyGram appoints general counsel and corporate secretary

2020-01-30T17:39:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

MoneyGram International, a cross-border P2P payments and money transfers provider, has named Robert Villaseñor general counsel and corporate secretary.


Embattled TikTok appoints global general counsel


TikTok announced veteran attorney Erich Andersen will join the company as global general counsel. His appointment comes at a time when the Beijing-based social networking app is under heightened scrutiny from the U.S. government.

New York Red Bulls name general counsel

2020-01-29T19:20:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer have announced the appointment of Kari Cohen as the club’s general counsel.

Allianz promotes new compliance chief

2020-01-29T19:18:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Allianz Holdings has appointed Margo Young as chief compliance officer. Young replaces Ann Alexander, who recently retired from the business.

Eli Lilly adds general counsel

2020-01-29T19:13:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Pharmaceuticals firm Eli Lilly and Company announced Anat Hakim will join the company as senior vice-president and general counsel.

Sprout Mortgage appoints general counsel, CCO

2020-01-29T19:11:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Sprout Mortgage announced Gregory Walker has joined the company as chief compliance officer and general counsel. Walker takes over the position from Shannon Leight, who becomes chief compliance officer and general counsel for Sprout Lending.

Coastal Community Bank hires chief risk officer

2020-01-29T19:08:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Coastal Community Bank announced the addition of Andrew Stines as chief risk officer.

LendingUSA adds general counsel, CCO

2020-01-29T19:06:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

FinTech firm LendingUSA announced the hire of Andrew Cosgrove as its new general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Gemini tabs CCO for European expansion

2020-01-29T19:03:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Gemini Europe, the U.K. and European affiliate of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust Company, announced the appointment of Blair Halliday as chief compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer.


Antitrust Division appoints deputy assistant attorney general

2020-01-29T18:00:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division has named Alexander Okuliar as deputy assistant attorney general, responsible for civil merger and conduct investigations and litigation.

Respected compliance thought leader Robert Bostrom dies


Robert Bostrom, who was named chief legal and compliance officer and corporate secretary for Pier 1 Imports this time last year, has passed away.

E*TRADE names chief risk officer

2020-01-22T16:43:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

E*TRADE Financial Corp. announced Brent Simonich will assume the chief risk officer role after Paul Brandow advised the company of his decision to retire, following over a decade of service to the firm.

Jack in the Box announces new risk chief

2020-01-22T16:41:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Fast-food restaurant chain Jack in the Box announced the promotion of Sarah Super to senior vice president, general counsel and chief risk officer amid a trio of recent executive appointments.

Neuronetics appoints CCO, general counsel

2020-01-22T16:39:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Medical technology firm Neuronetics announced the addition of Andrew Macan as senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary.

Great Rock tabs chief risk officer

2020-01-22T16:36:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Commercial finance company Great Rock Capital announced Kathleen Auda has joined the firm as chief risk officer.

Chaucer promotes chief risk officer

2020-01-22T16:35:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Chaucer, an international (re)insurance group, announced the promotion of James Wright to chief risk officer, effective April 1.


Heartbreaker: SEC Commissioner Jackson to resign Feb. 14


Robert Jackson Jr., one of five commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission, confirmed Thursday his intention to resign from his post next month.

NFL’s Redskins part with general counsel

2020-01-10T20:33:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Washington Redskins of the National Football League announced they mutually parted ways with longtime general counsel and senior vice president of football operations Eric Schaffer.

B. Riley Wealth Management tabs general counsel, CCO

2020-01-10T20:30:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

B. Riley Wealth Management, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, announced the appointment of Michael Markunas as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Arvest Bank appoints chief compliance officer

2020-01-10T20:28:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Arvest Bank announced the promotion of Renee Huffaker to chief compliance officer. She assumes the role from Cara James, who was previously promoted to chief risk officer.


Top DOJ compliance official resigns; rejoins Morgan Lewis


Matt Miner, former deputy assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s Criminal Division who played a prominent role in the development of a range of significant compliance policy initiatives, will rejoin Morgan Lewis as a partner, the law firm has announced.

Motiva adds general counsel

2020-01-09T16:51:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Motiva Enterprises, an oil and energy firm, announced the appointment of Amy Marlyse Plato as executive vice president, general counsel. Plato’s responsibilities include serving as corporate secretary and business compliance officer.

BancorpSouth appoints chief risk officer

2020-01-09T16:48:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

BancorpSouth Bank announced the appointment of Ty Lambert as its chief risk officer.

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Under Armour stealthily hires new accounting chief amid probes


Sports apparel company Under Armour made an under-the-radar executive change in November, hiring Aditya Maheshwari as chief accounting officer weeks after acknowledging a federal probe into its accounting practices.

Chartered IIA names interim CEO

2020-01-07T20:50:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors announced the appointment of John Wood as interim CEO.

Wells Fargo adds enterprise risk chief

2020-01-07T18:44:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Financial services giant Wells Fargo announced Price Sloan will join the company as chief strategic enterprise risk officer.

Geopulse Exploration tabs compliance officer

2020-01-07T18:42:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Geopulse Explorations, a blockchain-powered logistics, financial services, and promotion platform for the cannabis sector, announced the appointment of Harrison Kordestani as compliance officer.

Ventas names general counsel, CECO

2020-01-07T18:40:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Real estate investment trust Ventas announced Carey Shea Roberts will join the company as executive vice president, general counsel and ethics and compliance officer, during the first quarter of 2020.

DXC Technology appoints chief risk officer

2020-01-07T18:37:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

DXC Technology announced Carla Christofferson has been appointed chief risk officer to lead the company’s risk and security efforts.

Axis Bank adds new risk chief

2020-01-07T18:35:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Axis Bank’ board of directors approved the appointment of Amit Talgeri as chief risk officer for a period of three years.

Mirati Therapeutics names accounting chief amid shakeup

2020-01-07T18:32:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Mirati Therapeutics, a clinical stage targeted oncology company, announced changes to its executive management team, including the promotion of Vickie Reed to senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer.

Eaton appoints general counsel

2020-01-07T18:28:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Power management company Eaton announced April Miller Boise has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel.

Australis Capital promotes chief accounting officer

2020-01-07T18:25:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cannabis operations firm Australis Capital announced Alex Han, formerly vice president of accounting, has been promoted to chief accounting officer.

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Argo Group agrees with Voce to overhaul board


Argo Group, a Bermuda-based insurance company, announced it has reached an agreement with activist fund Voce Capital Management to make changes to the composition of Argo’s board of directors.