Chairman & CEO at Zenefits
CPA, CIMA, GCMA, MBA, Ba Com (Acc), Global BI Director at Unilever
Former CEO at Prologis
CEO at Convercent
CPO at Convercent
Jewell D. Hoover
Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer for AARP
CEO, Ethics and Compliance Initiative at ECI
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Global Ethics & Integrity at Salesforce Inc.
SVP, Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer at AARP
Director, Business Ethics and Compliance at Avis Budget Group
Partner at Arnold & Porter
VP, Escalation, Investigations and Analytics Director at U.S. Bank
Cheryl Forino Wahl
SVP/Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at The MetroHealth System
Director of Audit, Risk and Compliance at ServiceKing
Compliance Officer at Vulcan
President at OCEG
Code of Conduct Program Manager at Thrivent
EVP Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Convercent
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel at National Basketball Association
Eric R. Feldman
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs at Affiliated Monitors, Inc.
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at CDM Smith
Susan du Becker
Global Compliance Enablement at Cisco Systems
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Global Head of Employment Law at HP Inc.
Ethics & Compliance Officer at Under Armour
Compliance Consultant, formerly Global Head of Compliance at Uber
Take The Stage At CONVERGE18
Become a speaker and share your advice, best practices, and practical takeaways with the community. The call for proposals is now open!
Deadline for proposals July 31, 2018.
Ethics & Compliance Activist, Speaker, Writer, and Consultant
Hui Chen is an ethics and compliance leader with experience across industries and around the globe. Until June 2017, she served as the first exclusive Compliance Counsel Expert at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she assisted the prosecutors in the evaluation of corporate compliance programs, and authored the list of questions used in these evaluations. Previously, she served as the Global Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption at Standard Chartered Bank in London, Assistant General Counsel for international investigations at Pfizer, Inc. in New York, and Compliance Director for Microsoft in Beijing. Hui began her career as a U.S. federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and New York. Hui speaks Italian, Chinese and Russian, has lived and worked in Moscow, Kiev, Munich, Beijing, New York and London, and conducted compliance investigations and reviews in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.
An entrepreneur at heart, Patrick Quinlan has a passion and skill for building companies from the ground up. Prior to leading Convercent’s executive team, Patrick served as Chief Executive Officer of Rivet Software, another technology firm operating in the governance, risk and compliance space. In just two years, he propelled Rivet’s quarterly revenue from $240,000 to $12 million – an achievement that earned the company a #6 placement on the 2011 Inc. 500 List among software firms and a #60 listing overall. A founding partner of Nebbiolo Ventures, Patrick has also served as CEO of ServiceSelect and Delta Translation, which was successfully sold to LFI in 1999.
Patrick has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s top “Forty Under 40” leaders, and in 2011 he was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Patrick has served as a board member of Youth on Record and Young Americans Center for Financial Education, the country’s only FDIC-insured bank designed with youth in mind.
While Patrick loves to move at high speeds, he takes time to savor what matters most – his wife Kyla and son Huck, dogs Paisley and Parma, Baja the cat, and a slew of chickens.
With an extensive technology background, experience in GRC product development, and an entrepreneurial mind, Philip Winterburn understands what it takes to create innovative software solutions. In partnership with Patrick Quinlan, Barclay Friesen and Chuck Boyle, Philip launched Convercent with the vision of developing a modern GRC solution for the business community. As Convercent’s Chief Product Officer, Philip has been responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative GRC product from the ground up.
Prior to Convercent, Philip led product engineering and technology operations for Rivet Software, a tech firm specializing in financial reporting compliance solutions. At Rivet, Philip oversaw the company’s proprietary SaaS product, scaling it to support explosive customer growth and delivering a comprehensive SEC filing workflow solution that earned recognition from CIO magazine on the CIO 100 awards list. Philip has also led technology initiatives at EDS, Ernst & Young and AT&T, where he gained expertise in enterprise-class platforms.
In 2011, Philip was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as CIO of the Year. Philip hails from Britain and has embraced the Colorado lifestyle. A husband and father of two teenage children, he loves to cycle, ski, hike and cook at home. Philip’s not-so-secret ambition is to one day own a restaurant.
Chairman & CEO
Jay Fulcher’s successful track record as CEO includes leading both public and private technology companies. Jay is Chairman & CEO at Zenefits, a leading cloud HCM, Payroll and Benefits platform serving more than 10,000 mid-market (SMB) companies. Previously, Jay was CEO of Ooyala, an online video company that shaped the personalized cloud TV market. During Jay’s tenure as CEO, Ooyala came to serve hundreds of customers in more than 30 countries including media heavyweights such as ESPN, DirecTV, Bloomberg, News Corp, Netflix, Sky, Univision, Pac-12 Network, RTL and FOXTEL. Ooyala was acquired by Telstra in 2014.
Prior to Ooyala, Jay was CEO of Agile Software (Nasdaq: AGIL), a public software company focused on product lifecycle management (PLM). Agile had a successful IPO in 1999 and subsequent secondary offering before ultimately being acquired by Oracle in 2007. At that time more than 11,000 customers used Agile as a catalyst technology for the distributed engineering and manufacturing era.
Jay is an experienced CEO, board member, investor and advisor and he has helped start and scale several successful companies in B2B enterprise software, media, education, retail, sports and healthcare. In addition to being CEO at Zenefits, Ooyala and Agile, Jay held senior executive roles at PeopleSoft (President, EVP), Red Pepper Software (SVP) and SAP (VP). He has a proven track record of delivering great returns for shareholders and for leading high growth, high performance, high value businesses.
Jay currently serves on the boards of HotChalk, AirPR, and League Network. Jay is a member of the Global Leadership Council for the San Jose State University Lucas Graduate School and College of Business and is an advisor to several startups, VC/PE firms, and investment banks.
CPA, CIMA, GCMA, MBA, Ba Com (Acc), Global BI Director
Sharon Gebhard has more than 12 years of experience as a highly qualified Finance professional within Unilever with roles such as Global Cost Controller, UK Risk Manager, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Auditor as well as various cross functional finance and transformation projects at both a local and global level. She has international experience deploying both systems and process across geographies and knows full well the complexities of landing, educating and embedding change processes within large multinational organisations. Her move from Finance to Legal is a natural transition to work she has done building policy within Unilever from Contingent Labour, Gifts, Travel and Entertainment, Senior Leadership expenses and hospitality relating to high profile sporting events.
With almost three years in a Global Business Integrity role she has been co-leading the deployment of Third Party Compliance programmes over an immense supplier and customer base and understands the risks involved in operating in 190 countries as well as the difficulties of translating this into actions to mitigate the risks. At the same time Unilever is keen to upskill and build capability in the external community and positively change how business is undertaken from Lagos to London. Awareness, embedding a speak up culture and creating a culture where employees feel confident to raise concerns is part of Unilever’s commitment to delivering Business Value with Values. With both Global and Market Experience Sharon has the benefit of both understanding how to create policy and process and how to make it come part of the everyday on the ground.
Walt Rakowich is a leadership speaker and recently retired executive of Prologis, a global real estate company that was near collapse when he took over as CEO in 2008. During the economic downturn, the Prologis stock had dropped from over $70 per share to approximately $2 per share in 10 months, making it the third-worst performing company in the S&P 500. After Walt joined as CEO, he quickly implemented a change in culture through transparency, orchestrating a dramatic turnaround, and restoring its position in the industry.
In addition to speaking to audiences on a range of leadership topics, Walt also serves on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards.
Before starting his business career, Walt attended the Pennsylvania State University where he received his BS in accounting. He then went on to earn his MBA from Harvard Business School. In his free time, Walt enjoys traveling, mentoring youth and participating in a wide range of community service initiatives. He and his wife Sue have two children and reside in Colorado.
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Global Ethics & Integrity
April currently is a VP and Associate General Counsel at Salesforce. She is a member of the legal leadership team. She provides the strategic vision for the ethics and integrity program and oversees legal compliance training and related investigations.
SVP, Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer
Ellen Hunt has recently taken on the role of chief audit executive at AARP in addition to her role as ethics & compliance officer. She is a lawyer and ethics & compliance professional with extensive management experience in designing, implementing, and operating ethics and compliance programs including board governance and reporting, designing ethics education, and managing enterprise risk processes, as well as handling investigations and regulatory agency inquiries. She was featured as a Top Mind by Compliance Week in June of 2016; is a contributor to Trust Inc., “A Guide for Boards & C-Suites,” and was named as one of The Top 100 Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business 2015 and 2016 by Trust Across America.
Director, Business Ethics and Compliance
Strong risk leader with significant international experience in assessing, analyzing, remediating and monitoring risks associated with business activities, processes and systems, with deep specialism in implementing practical and effective business-led compliance programs. Demonstrates a highly collaborative approach working side-by-side with cross-functional internal stakeholders, joint venture partners, franchisee and licensee networks, and third party vendors to helping the business to achieve its strategic objectives in a resilient manner.
Stephen Martin focuses his practice on global compliance matters, risk assessment and management and advising companies in connection with corporate internal and governmental investigations. He counsels clients on developing, implementing and enhancing corporate compliance and ethics programs to address a broad range of potential risks, including anti-corruption/anti-bribery (FCPA and UK Bribery Act), antitrust, privacy, cyber-security, data protection and information management, Dodd-Frank Act, environmental and corporate social responsibility.
Improv relates to ethics by helping us become better people. It relaxes us and encourages us to play. It encourages us to be in the moment and discover authentic truths. This leads us to respect ourselves and our own ideas, and to see others’ ideas; we learn to understand and engage with diversity, and support the people around us. This becomes teamwork: even as we strengthen our own ideas, we have to release control to the group. In the end, this becomes group mind, and we discover and accomplish things as a diverse group that would be impossible as individuals.
Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist™. He has practiced law in Houston for 34 years. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He is now one of the country’s leading experts on compliance, risk management, and corporate governance.
Tom is the author of the international best-selling books “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics” and “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” as well as ten other books, including his series Fox on Compliance. His seminal work on the design, creation and implementation of a best practices compliance program is Doing Compliance, was published by Compliance Week in October 2015. His most recent book is 2016 – The Year in Corporate FCPA Enforcement: Cardinal and Provident was released in May 2017. He is an internationally recognized speaker on corporate compliance programs.
Tom leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and seven podcasts; The FCPA Compliance Report, Compliance into the Weeds, Everything Compliance, This Week in FCPA, 12 O’clock High-a Podcast on Business Leadership, One Month to Operationalizing Your Compliance Program series and Unfair and Unbalanced-with Roy Snell.
VP, Director of Global Ethics Escalation, Investigation and Analytics
Sheryl Zaworski is Director of Escalation, Investigations and Analytics in U.S. Bank’s Global Ethics Office. After practicing as an insurance defense litigator she has spent the past 20 years of her career in legal and compliance roles in the financial services industry. She has served as a compliance manager for banks and broker-dealers, as an employee and labor relations director and also as head of a control room monitoring for insider trading. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, she was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Geraty Investments, a boutique investment banking firm.
Cheryl Forino Wahl
SVP/Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Cheryl Forino Wahl is the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for The MetroHealth System, an integrated health system that provides a fully range of health care services throughout Cuyahoga County, including acute inpatient hospital and outpatient care, a Level I Adult Trauma and Burn Center, and other specialty services including long term skilled nursing services. Cheryl is responsible for the overall development, implementation and ongoing operation of an enterprise‐wide comprehensive compliance program. Prior joining MetroHealth, Cheryl served as the Chief Compliance Officer at EnvisionRxOptions, a national, full-service pharmacy benefit management company and subsidiary of Rite Aid Corporation.
Cheryl has been providing legal, regulatory and compliance advice in the health care industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining EnvisionRxOptions, Cheryl was the Chief Compliance Officer at University Hospitals (UH), a large fully integrated health care system, where she led the organization to recognition as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute three times. Cheryl has considerable experience with government investigations and oversaw compliance during a five-year Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General which ended in 2012. In 2002 to 2005, Ms. Wahl was the Associate General Counsel for UH and concentrated her practice in corporate, regulatory and compliance issues in health care, including physician transactions and HIPAA.
Cheryl was recognized in 2016 as one of the Most Influential Women in Retail by Mass Market Retailers, in 2013 as a Top Ethics and Compliance Officer by Ethisphere Institute and in 2004 by the YWCA as a recipient of the Woman of Professional Excellence Award. In 2015, Cheryl was admitted into In Counsel With Women, a selective organization of executive women. Cheryl is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is also a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2012. Cheryl serves on the Board of Directors of Gilmour Academy, and Saint Martin de Porres High School.
She received her B.A. degree with honors from Colgate University, her Master’s Degree in Medical Ethics and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jewell D. Hoover
Jewell D. Hoover is a graduate of West Virginia State College with a B.S. in Business Education and a M.A. from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in Educational Administration and Supervision. After teaching school for five years, she enjoyed a 28-year career with the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); a bank regulatory division within the United States Treasury Department. She retired in 2003 as a senior bank regulatory official. In this capacity, she was Deputy Comptroller for the OCC’s Western District where she was a senior level spokesperson for the agency and helped to develop policy, systems and programs to achieve agency goals. In addition to overseeing a multi- million dollar budget, her responsibilities included developing working relationships with banking officials, trade associations as well as FDIC and Federal Reserve Bank officials on a senior executive level.
After retirement, she was the principal of Hoover and Associates, LLC, a bank consulting firm. A broad array of services was provided by the firm including strategic planning, bank director education and expert opinions for litigated matters on banking law. She closed her bank consulting firm in 2014. Ms. Hoover is a member of the Board of Directors for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, OH; where she chairs the Risk Committee; Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer for AARP in Washington, DC; Board Member and Treasurer for The Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC; Board of Advisors for the University of North Carolina Center for Banking and Finance and Board of Advisors for American Association for Bank Directors in Washington, DC.
She is a former member of the Board of Trustees for Wingate University and the North Carolina Banking Commission (Gubernatorial appointment). She is co-author of The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors. Ms. Hoover resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
David is the Compliance Officer at Vulcan Inc. He joined to bring the compliance program up to best practice, which has included a new Code of Conduct, programs for handling conflicts of interest, due diligence and speaking up, a communication and training program, and a process for handling Federal contracts.
In prior roles at Huntsman Corporation, David has been responsible for the Compliance Program, legal support to one of their international divisions and their Americas legal team. He has lived and provided legal support in America, Europe and Asia.
David is qualified as a solicitor in England and an attorney in New York.
Director of Audit, Risk and Compliance
Sheila Stark has spent the past 12 years working in various public accounting and internal audit roles.
Most recently, Sheila was the Director of Audit, Risk and Compliance for Service King Collision Repair Centers, a privately-owned, Texas-based company with over 300 locations across the country. Sheila led the development of the Audit, Risk and Compliance function including implementing financial, IT and entity level controls, a code of conduct program, policy governance and enterprise risk management along with supporting cross-functional projects.
Previous to her role at Service King, Sheila was in internal audit management at 7-Eleven, Inc., where she worked alongside the CAE to re-build and brand the function. During her time at 7-Eleven, Sheila also helped re-evaluate the organization’s code of conduct program.
Carole Switzer is the Co-Founder and President of the Open Compliance & Ethics Group, a global nonprofit think tank, and online community of more than 50,000 individuals in more than 70 countries, OCEG provides standards, guidelines and online resources to help organizations achieve Principled Performance. She is a recognized leader in the concept of intergrated governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) and is a principal author of the open source OCEG Red Book GRC Capability Model. She is frequently published in leading business magazines, and lectures on GRC throughout the world. She advises university professors in several countries on how to teach GRC concepts in graduate programs, and developed OCEG’s on demand training course series, GRC Fundamentals. In 2010, she was honored with a lifetime membership in the Institute for Risk Management and is recognized in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.
Code of Conduct Program Manager
Keturah Pestel is the Program Manager for Thrivent’s Business Ethics Office. In this role, she communicates ethical expectations to the enterprise, provides strategic guidance on the ethical culture and climate to the board and executive management, leads investigations, provides policy and ethics advice, creates and coordinates ethics training and communication plans and manages the external and internal hotlines. Core components of Thrivent’s Code of Conduct program are publicly available on thriventcodeofconduct.com, including Thrivent’s interactive digital magazine Code of Conduct with embedded Thrivent investigation summary videos and key policy infographics. Thrivent has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute from 2012-2018.
Keturah graduated with summa cum laude honors from Concordia University Chicago with a BA in communications and history. She earned an MBA from Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and holds the CFE and FLMI designations.
EVP Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Katie Smith serves as EVP Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Convercent. Bringing nearly 20 years’ experience from the high tech, energy, insurance and financial services industries, Katie has implemented ethics and compliance programs for multinational companies. Her professional passion flourishes in building compliance programs from the ground up and raising awareness throughout the company on the importance of proactive compliance and ethics management.
She brings to Convercent a unique and seasoned perspective drawing on her experience establishing new ethics and compliance offices, designing and implementing enterprise-wide conflict of interest programs, developing training and communications for multigenerational workplaces, and scaling programs from 5,000-150,000 employees.
Prior to joining Convercent, Katie most recently held the position of Assistant Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer at Texas-based Fortune 500 financial services group USAA. At the firm, she was primarily responsible for promoting ethics and strategic business initiatives; overseeing the development and implementation of ethics communications, policies, guidelines, and training. She served as a trusted internal consultant to leadership on matters pertaining to corporate ethics and investigation of suspected and reported violations of USAA’s Code of Conduct, related policies, and standards.
Previous stints include compliance, ethics, and human resource roles El Paso Corporation and Hewlett Packard.
Katie’s key achievements include 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company award recipient (USAA), Hewlett Packard recipient of the American Business Ethics Award, and El Paso Corporation’s Code of Conduct rated A+ by Ethisphere.
CEO, Ethics and Compliance Initiative
Patricia Harned is chief executive officer of the nonprofit Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). The mission of the ECI is to empower organizations to build and sustain high quality ethics & compliance programs.
As CEO, Dr. Harned oversees all of ECI’s strategy and operations. She also directs outreach efforts to policymakers and federal enforcement agencies in Washington, DC and she speaks and writes frequently as an expert on ethical leadership, ethics in the workplace, corporate governance, and global integrity. Dr. Harned advises senior leaders on effective ways to build an ethical culture and promote integrity in organizational activities.
Dr. Harned chaired the ECI’s Blue Ribbon Panel on High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs, which established a new industry standard for effective ethics and compliance efforts in organizations. She has served as a consultant to many leading corporations, and she led ECI’s effort to support the establishment of the first-ever values based ethics & compliance program in a US federal government agency. She has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and she has provided briefings to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, and the Federal Bar Council on strategies to increase effective reporting of suspected organizational misconduct.
Dr. Harned was selected by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2007, 2014 and 2015, and was named one of the Top Thought Leaders in Trust in 2010, 2011, and 2018 by the nonprofit organization Trust Across America. She serves on the board of the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Dr. Harned holds a bachelor of science in education degree from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, a masters of education degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate in the philosophy of education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Steph K. Vogel
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel
Steph Vogel is Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel of the National Basketball Association. Ms. Vogel leads the NBA’s global compliance program, covering the NBA’s fifteen international offices. In this role, Ms. Vogel manages the NBA’s due diligence process, oversees and enforces the NBA’s Code of Conduct and related compliance policies, and produces the NBA’s compliance training. Before joining the NBA, Ms. Vogel was the Ethics Officer at Citigroup and an attorney with the law firm of DLA Piper in New York City, where she specialized providing compliance counseling for clients. Ms. Vogel is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She speaks regularly on compliance topics and serves on the New York City Bar Association Compliance Committee.
Susan du Becker
Global Compliance Enablement
A Scottish native, Susan resides in The Netherlands with her Dutch husband where they have learned the art of business travel and ensuring the post-it note is on the refrigerator as they pass each other.
Susan is a Harvard graduate, a world traveller who has lived and worked in 11 countries, has a secondary degree in engineering along with her MBA and has worked in Aerospace and Engineering as well as the Automotive industry, both very different to the world of high tech with Cisco.
As the Global Compliance Enablement owner for Risk Management and Ethics for Cisco Systems Inc, Susan ensures that by proactive detection and prevention as part of an effective compliance program, they help promote the correct behaviour required to ensure adherence to the organisation’s financial, legal and ethical obligations
A keen observer of human behaviour and an SME in Culture, Susan believes that when you are risk- based due diligence compliance specialists you need to remember that you serve and support your business and, as part of ensuring the correct ethical behaviour you must remember to always ask the question ‘what is the real risk to the business’ and not over burden leadership with minutia which is all too easy a trap for compliance specialists to fall into.
Compliance Consultant, formerly Global Head of Compliance
Joe is an accomplished Chief Compliance Officer with deep international experience and a 20-year track record of success on behalf of companies in the high-tech and life sciences industries. Joe is currently a compliance consultant to start-ups and public companies. His services include creating compliance strategy and brand; conducting risk assessments; scaling compliance programs; building interactive training; and doing internal investigations.
Before launching his consulting practice, Joe was heavily recruited as the first Associate General Counsel / Global Head of Compliance at Uber based in San Francisco. Joe joined Uber in March 2016, where he built a team and scaled a compliance program, including a mobile-first, Code of Conduct, new policies and procedures and workshop-style training.
Before Uber, Joe held several positions of increasing responsibility at Baxter International based in Deerfield, Illinois, the last as Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer from June 2011 to March 2016. During his tenure, Baxter achieved declinations in four DOJ investigations, including FCPA. Joe also served two expat assignments in Shanghai, China.
Before going in-house, Joe was a litigation / white-collar partner of Winston & Strawn and Much Shelist in Chicago. Joe received his B.A. from New York University and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Eric R. Feldman
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs
Eric Feldman retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2011 with over 32 years of experience in Inspector General oversight and federal auditing, in both the Executive and Legislative branches of government. He has served in executive positions with Offices of Inspector General at the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, and CIA, and was the longest serving Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from 2003-2009. At the NRO, he presided over a highly successful procurement fraud prevention and detection program, widely recognized by the Department of Justice as a model throughout the federal government. Eric joined Affiliated Monitors in April 2011.
Affiliated Monitors provides independent, neutral monitoring to oversee the implementation of administrative agreements, deferred and non-prosecution agreements, consent orders, settlement agreements, court orders or other dispositions in enforcement actions brought by government agencies against regulated professionals or industries.
Affiliated Monitors also helps companies reduce their risk of ethical failures by conducting independent, comprehensive assessments of company ethics and integrity programs and measuring the impact of company ethics and compliance activities. We examine and benchmark programs against the best practices of similar industries, and identify ways to improve program effectiveness.
Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Strong leader with experience as corporate attorney and business executive in publicly- traded and privately-held corporations as well as with government contractors. Current focus is on legal and regulatory compliance in corporations. Experienced in negotiating and drafting contracts for contractors, suppliers, vendors, joint venture agreements, as well as creation of compliance programs, including policies, procedures, training, internal controls and risk analysis, anti-bribery and corruption efforts, antitrust and fair competition, among other areas.
Experience spans a number of industries and positions, including VP and Chief Compliance Officer of a privately-held, global German company focused on the Americas in the automotive industry, and Chief Compliance and Risk Officer of growing international energy company. Expertise in ensuring compliance with domestic and international laws and regulations, integration among operating groups to meet strategic business objectives. Experienced in providing quarterly reports and updates to the Board of Directors, including the Governance Committee and the Audit and Finance Committee. Capabilities in managing enterprise risk management, policies, procedures, and records retention functions. Other industry experience includes commercial nuclear, oil and gas, manufacturing, government contracting, defense industry and other energy sectors.
Specialties: Capabilities include excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills, negotiating and drafting contracts for Government and commercial purposes, strong project management and training skills; expertise in developing a turnkey Compliance Program, negotiating and advising on all matters related to employment law, due diligence of potential acquisitions and mergers, and Human Resources compliance.
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Global Head of Employment Law
David is an experienced executive providing practical, business-focused strategic and legal advice to executive leadership and the Board of Directors of a Fortune 50 company, and its US and international subsidiaries and spinoff. As Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Global Head of Employment Law for HP Inc., he was responsible for maintaining world-class, risk-based employment, ethics and compliance solutions, fostering a culture of integrity, and driving effective global data privacy and anti-corruption programs. His experience includes a wide-range of employment, benefits, commercial, and transactional legal support.
David joined HP (formerly Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett-Packard Company) in 2000 as a Senior Attorney in labor and employment. His roles at HP included Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Employment & Benefits, where he and his team focused on global HR policies and strategy, including executive compensation, equity and employee benefits. In that role, David was the lead HR legal support for HP’s separation into two publicly traded Fortune 100 companies, HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. He also served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Corporate Compliance. He and his team were responsible for legal and regulatory compliance matters including HP’s program to evaluate the maturity and effectiveness of compliance programs across HP, as well as U.S. public sector issues and anti-corruption, privacy and trade issues globally.
Prior to joining HP, David practiced as a labor and employment attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, where he represented companies in all phases of labor and employment litigation.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law.
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, VP
Kurt brings more than 20 years of finance and compliance expertise in multi-industry global businesses, including 9 years of operations experience in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has a proven track record of building and leading ethics and compliance teams and driving solutions in partnership with the business. Most recently, Kurt was CECO at General Cable Corporation, a Fortune 500 global wire and cable manufacturing leader. Prior to General Cable, Kurt was the CECO at PPG Industries, a Fortune 200 manufacturer of coatings. Earlier in his career, he held CECO positions for the sovereign wealth fund, Mubadala, and in the aviation division of GE.
Ethics & Compliance Officer
Amy Much, CCEP, is the ethics and compliance officer for Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UAA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.
Amy has worked for Under Armour for eight years and is the first person to hold the role of Ethics and Compliance Officer at the company. She architected and built the compliance and ethics program from the ground up. Prior to UA, she worked in-house for Prime Retail as a commercial and real estate attorney, and prior to that she worked for MCI managing litigation. Amy began her career at Saul Ewing, a mid-Atlantic firm, as a litigator, with a focus in telecommunications and real estate.
Amy is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from University of Maryland law school in 2000. Amy attained her undergrad degree at UMBC, now famous as the first (and only) no. 16 seed to upset a no. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.