IAC appoints general counsel

2020-11-25T16:26:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Media conglomerate IAC announced the appointment of Kendall Handler as senior vice president and general counsel. Handler will succeed Gregg Winiarski, who will step down Dec. 31 after more than a decade in the general counsel role.


MSRB shakeup transitions CCO to chief regulatory officer


Senior leadership changes at the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board under new CEO Mark Kim include the transition of the organization’s chief compliance officer to the role of chief regulatory officer.


WWE names principal accounting officer


World Wrestling Entertainment has appointed Karen Mullane as controller and principal accounting officer amid a reshuffling of executive leadership.

Panasonic Avionics adds general counsel

2020-11-24T20:19:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Panasonic Avionics Corp. announced the appointment of Abby Bried as vice president and general counsel.

Penn National general counsel to retire

2020-11-24T20:16:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Penn National Gaming announced Carl Sottosanti, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, plans to retire, effective Dec. 31. Veteran gaming industry legal executive Harper Ko will take over as his successor.

Conversion Labs names chief compliance officer, general counsel

2020-11-23T15:43:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Conversion Labs, a direct-to-consumer telemedicine and wellness company, has appointed Eric Yecies to the new position of chief compliance officer and general counsel.

Black Knight appoints chief risk officer

2020-11-20T16:01:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Black Knight, a provider of integrated software, data, and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced Ryan Hallett has been appointed chief risk officer.

Limeade names general counsel, corporate secretary

2020-11-20T15:51:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Limeade, an employee experience software company, announced the appointment of Scott Fletcher as general counsel and corporate secretary.

Herbalife Nutrition names its first chief risk officer

2020-11-20T15:35:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Herbalife Nutrition has named Bosco Chiu as the company’s first ever chief risk officer.

Duke Energy names new chief ethics and compliance officer

2020-11-20T15:24:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Duke Energy announced several executive changes, including the appointment of a new chief ethics and compliance officer and a new chief risk officer.

​Hyliion appoints general counsel and chief compliance officer​

2020-11-17T17:25:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Hyliion Holdings, an electrified powertrain solutions provider, announced the appointment of Jose Oxholm as vice president, general counsel, and chief compliance officer.


SoftBank promotes compliance officer to legal chief


SoftBank Group continues to shake its executive ranks up, announcing the appointment of Tim Mackey to the role of chief legal officer. Mackey had just been appointed group compliance officer of SoftBank in September.

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Embattled FirstEnergy parts with legal, ethics chiefs


Embroiled in the Ohio nuclear bailout federal corruption scandal, FirstEnergy Corp. continued to clean house with the firing of Chief Legal Officer Robert Reffner and General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah.

Fifth Third names new CFO, chief risk officer

2020-11-11T17:50:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Fifth Third Bancorp announced the appointment of Jamie Leonard as chief financial officer. The company also named Bob Shaffer as chief risk officer, succeeding Leonard.

HanesBrands longtime general counsel to retire

2020-11-11T17:42:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Multinational clothing company HanesBrands announced General Counsel Joia Johnson plans to retire, effective May 2021. Johnson joined the company as legal chief in 2007.

Discover promotes chief accounting officer

2020-11-04T18:22:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Discover Financial Services announced Shifra Kolsky has been promoted to the role of senior vice president, controller & chief accounting officer. Kolsky replaces Ed McGrogan, who plans to retire at the end of 2020.

Whirlpool adds new legal chief

2020-11-04T18:18:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Kitchen and laundry appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. announced Ava Harter will join the company as senior vice president and chief legal officer, effective Dec. 1.

Poly appoints chief legal and compliance officer

2020-11-04T18:14:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Poly, a communications device manufacturer, announced the appointment of Lisa Bodensteiner as executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer.

NYU poaches general counsel from Georgia Tech

2020-11-04T18:11:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

New York University announced the appointment of Aisha Oliver-Staley as general counsel and secretary. She will join NYU’s leadership team January 2021.

Avolon names chief risk officer

2020-11-04T18:08:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

International aircraft leasing company Avolon announced the appointment of Paul Geaney as chief risk officer.

8x8 tabs chief accounting officer

2020-11-04T18:07:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Integrated cloud communications platform 8x8 announced the appointment of Germaine Cota as chief accounting officer.


Citigroup chief risk officer to depart amid risk management overhaul


The chief risk officer at Citigroup is set to depart from his role in the wake of a $400 million enforcement action that ordered the firm to overhaul its risk management and compliance programs.

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Julie DiMauro to join CW as Director of Compliance Programs & Training

2020-10-27T18:22:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Julie DiMauro will join Compliance Week as Director of Compliance Programs & Training. She will play a leading role in planning all live and virtual CW events in addition to developing online training and compliance education programs.


Acacia Research general counsel fired after SEC fine


Patent licensing firm Acacia Research Corp. announced the firing of its general counsel less than a month after she was fined $25,000 by the SEC for impeding an investigation into her former employer.

Rockefeller Capital adds former Morgan Stanley CCO as general counsel

2020-10-26T16:19:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Financial services firm Rockefeller Capital Management announced the appointment of former Morgan Stanley Global Chief Compliance Officer William Fenrich as general counsel.

Hormel Foods appoints chief compliance officer

2020-10-26T16:17:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Hormel Foods Corp. announced the appointment of Pierre Lilly as senior vice president and chief compliance officer for the company’s worldwide operations.

Hertz names new chief accounting officer

2020-10-26T16:15:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Car rental service Hertz Global Holdings announced Alexandra Brooks has been appointed senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Allianz insurance arm tabs NA chief compliance officer

2020-10-26T16:13:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, a global corporate insurance carrier that is part of the Allianz Group, announced the appointment of Adam Hamm as chief compliance officer for North America.


Embattled BitMEX hires chief compliance officer


On the heels of a CFTC enforcement action, cryptocurrency exchange platform BitMEX announced the appointment of Malcolm Wright as chief compliance officer of its operating company 100x Group.


McDonald’s general counsel retires after Parkinson’s diagnosis


Fast food chain McDonald’s announced Jerome Krulewitch, corporate executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, has retired from his role immediately following his being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Libra recruits HSBC exec as CFO, chief risk officer

2020-10-19T17:56:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Digital currency group the Libra Association continued the buildout of its risk and compliance department with the appointment of Ian Jenkins as chief financial officer and chief risk officer of Libra Networks.

Gemini adds APAC compliance chief

2020-10-19T17:53:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Gemini Trust Company, a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced the appointment of Andy Meehan as chief compliance officer of the Asia-Pacific region.

Fisker appoints chief accounting officer

2020-10-19T17:51:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Electric car maker Fisker announced the appointment of John Finnucan as chief accounting officer.


Chief Auditor Zietsman to join PCAOB board

2020-10-19T17:50:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced changes to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, including the appointment of Megan Zietsman as a board member for a term ending in October 2025.


CFTC announces record enforcement year—and departure of enforcement head


On the same day the CFTC celebrated a record-breaking 113 enforcement actions in fiscal year 2020, the agency also announced the impending departure of Enforcement Director James McDonald.


Citigroup adds chief accounting officer


Financial services giant Citigroup announced the appointment of Johnbull Okpara as controller and chief accounting officer, effective later this year.


Hertz CFO turnover continues with new appointment


Car rental service Hertz Global Holdings announced Kenny Cheung assumed the role of chief financial officer after R. Eric Esper resigned from the job one month in.

Barclays appoints group chief risk officer

2020-10-02T20:20:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Barclays announced the appointment of Taalib Shaah as group chief risk officer, subject to regulatory approvals.

ExxonMobil general counsel to retire

2020-10-02T20:18:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Randall Ebner, vice president and general counsel for Exxon Mobil Corp., announced his retirement, effective Nov. 1. The ExxonMobil board of directors has elected Deputy General Counsel Craig Morford as his replacement.

American Oncology Network tabs corporate compliance officer

2020-10-02T20:15:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

American Oncology Network announced the appointment of Kristin Matisziw as corporate compliance officer.

Bacardi replaces longtime general counsel

2020-10-02T20:13:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Bacardi Limited announced the appointment of Todd Grice as senior vice president and general counsel to replace the retiring Eduardo Sanchez, who served in those positions for 17 years.

Vertiv names chief accounting officer

2020-10-02T20:10:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Vertiv Holdings, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced the appointment of Scott Cripps as chief accounting officer.


Visa appoints new chief compliance officer


Payment services giant Visa this month appointed Obiamaka Madubuko as its new chief compliance officer.

Carnival taps compliance and ethics chief to lead investigations

2020-09-21T17:53:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Global cruise line operator Carnival Corp. announced the appointment of Peter Hutchison as senior vice president, deputy chief ethics and compliance officer. Hutchison will lead Carnival’s Incident Analysis Group.

USA Technologies names chief accounting officer

2020-09-21T17:50:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Cashless payment services firm USA Technologies announced the appointment of Scott Stewart as chief accounting officer.

AdaptHealth adds first chief accounting officer

2020-09-21T17:48:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

AdaptHealth Corp., a provider of home medical equipment, supplies, and related services, announced the appointment of Frank Mullen to the newly created position of chief accounting officer.


SoftBank adds group compliance officer as CCO departs


SoftBank Group announced the appointment of Tim Mackey as group compliance officer of SoftBank. Earlier this month, Chief Compliance Officer Chad Fentress departed the company to start his own consultancy.


Former Goldman Sachs chief risk officer leaves for BNY Mellon


BNY Mellon poached from a competitor when it announced the hiring of former Goldman Sachs Chief Risk Officer Robin Vince as vice chair and CEO of Global Market Infrastructure.

DraftKings hires chief accounting officer

2020-09-15T19:15:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Sports betting company DraftKings announced Erik Bradbury has been named chief accounting officer and principal accounting officer.

Avanos Medical tabs chief ethics and compliance officer

2020-09-15T19:13:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Medical technology firm Avanos Medical announced Michelle Scharfenberg has been named senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer.