Walmart has hired David Searle as the new international ethics and compliance officer. His first day is Tuesday (May 28).
Searle, a graduate from Stanford and Duke University Law School, comes to Walmart from the Bristow Group, an industrial aviation services company, where he served in a similar role for the past four years. Prior to Bristow, he served as director of compliance for chemical, plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions and the audit and investigations counsel for Baker Hughes.
His previous job before that was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice overseeing fraud, money laundering, export violations and human trafficking.
“David is a respected leader and compliance officer with experience leading and implementing compliance programs related to anti-corruption, export/import, antitrust, data privacy, insider trading, and conflicts of interest,” Daniel Trujillo, Walmart’s global chief ethics & compliance officer, said in a statement.
Searle will report to Trujillo after relocating to Bentonville with his wife Julie.
“I am excited to be part of an organization that for nearly 60 years, has been committed to winning and building trust with customers and communities by acting with integrity and staying true to its values and beliefs. I look forward to working with Walmart’s talented team and to helping build on the company’s leading global ethics and compliance program,” Searle noted in a statement.