Protiviti Inc.


A rose by any other name
Protiviti is a global consulting firm whose name is a combination of the words "professionalism," "proactivity," "independence" and "integrity." Founded as a subsidiary of Robert Half International in 2002, in the days leading up to the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the firm started out with more than 700 professionals from Arthur Andersen's U.S. internal audit and business risk consulting practices. Today, with 2,500 professionals operating out of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, the firm serves clients in a broad swath of industries, including consumer products, energy, financial services, government, healthcare and life sciences, industrial products, private equity, and technology, media and communications.

After its founding, the firm expanded at a rapid pace, growing to the globe-spanning organization it is today. Its experts, specializing in risk and advisory services, help clients by providing the necessary business process and technology skills to address challenges related to finance, operations, technology, governance, risk and internal audit. Protiviti's internal audit expertise spans a variety of areas, including internal audit activities on a fully outsourced basis or working with existing internal audit functions to supplement teams lacking adequate staff or skills.

Over the years, the firm has served more than 35 percent of the companies on the Fortune1000 and Global 500.

Spread the Protiviti word
As one of the world's largest independent internal audit and risk consulting firms, Protiviti has a thing or two to say about its areas of expertise. The firm regularly participates in and sponsors a variety of industry conferences and tradeshows to share risk management strategies. The firm also hosts webinars and local events to provide insight into a variety of business issues. Protiviti's subject-matter experts frequently contribute articles to trade publications and speak at conferences, as well.

For the bookworms, Protiviti's online library provides complimentary access to its survey reports, white papers, resource guides, regulatory updates and newsletters. Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader, a subscription-based website, offers additional tools, templates and resources, such as best practices, white papers and methodologies.


May 2012

They've done it again
Protiviti was named one of the 10 "Best Places to Work for Recent Grads" by Experience, Inc. Marking the firm's second consecutive appearance on this list, Protiviti was recognized for the outstanding opportunities that it offers entry-level candidates, including career growth, organizational culture and benefits.

April 2012

Looking backā€¦and looking ahead
Protiviti President and CEO Joe Tarantino sat down with Consulting magazine to discuss Protiviti's 10th anniversary as a firm, where it's been and where it's headed. As Tarantino notes in the article, "I think we've fulfilled the vision we had back when we started, but we all believe there's a lot more we can achieve. As we look back on our beginnings, I think we're all pretty excited about our future."

March 2012

The scoop on security
Protiviti released new research, The Current State of IT Security and Privacy Policies and Practices, which revealed that companies have become highly proficient at collecting vast amounts of data, but many appear to be less savvy when it comes to classifying and managing it. Among key survey findings, IT executives and managers at nearly a quarter of organizations who participated in the study believe senior management at their firms has limited or no understanding of the difference between sensitive information and other data. Learn more about the research at

January 2012

Banking experts deposit themselves at Protiviti
Following a distinguished thirty-year career at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), seasoned bank regulator Tim Long joined the New York office of Protiviti as a managing director and a leader in the U.S. financial services practice. In this role, Long brings deep skills as a recognized expert in large and complex bank supervision, regional financial institutions and community banking. Long was preceded by another former regulator, Steve Fritts, who joined Protiviti from the FDIC in 2011.

December 2011

Feeling the magic
Protiviti was positioned as a "Leader" by Gartner, Inc. in the Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services1. Protiviti was one of 10 global consulting firms that Gartner evaluated in the report, which assesses each firm's financial management consulting capabilities and is used to help organizations evaluate the right consultants to support finance function consulting needs.

1Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Financial Management Consulting Services" by Jacqueline Heng, December 19, 2011.

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Protiviti Inc.

2884 Sand Hill Rd.
Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 234-6000
Fax: (650) 234-6998


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: RHI
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • President & CEO: Joseph A. Tarantino
  • 2012 Employees: 2,500

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Business Operations Improvement

    Finance and Accounting Excellence

    IT Consulting

    Internal Audit and Financial Controls

    Litigation, Restructuring and Investigative Services

    Risk and Compliance

    Transaction Services

Major Office Locations

  • Menlo Park, CA

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