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Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Its consulting solutions span critical business problems in technology, business process, analytics, risk, compliance, transactions, and internal audit. It is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce of professionals that share the common value of collaboration. As an organization, it believes that by teaming together, with each other, and its clients, it can see beyond the surface of changes and problems organizations face in this fast-changing world to discover opportunities others might miss and face the future with greater confidence.
Consumer Products and Services: Protiviti partners with leaders to help them achieve greater confidence in these changing environments. It seeks to understand the unique strengths, risks, and opportunities of clients’ organization and where they want to take their business. It then collaborates with them to build custom solutions that maximize their chances for success and bring a tailored, multi-disciplinary team of professionals that fit their situation and company culture. While the process is never simple, its goal is, to help them face the future with confidence.
Energy and Utilities: Energy and utilities companies are experiencing intense period volatility and transformation. From the emergence of consumers becoming producers through distributed energy networks to fluctuations in oil and natural gas prices, to changing regulatory demands globally, leaders in this segment face significant challenges and uncertainty. In this uncertainty, there are enormous opportunities for organizations that are able to see more deeply into changing markets and beyond short-term challenges to position themselves for long-term success.
Digital Transformation: Digitization is transforming businesses throughout the world. There are four key drivers behind these efforts, improving customer engagement, digitizing products and exploring new business models, improving decision making and driving operational efficiencies. The value creation opportunities in each of these areas are enormous, however, companies undertaking these efforts quickly learn that the technology in digital transformation is often the easiest part of the change. Successful digital transformation efforts always start with a clear understanding of strategy, current and future state operating models, and risk appetite.
Business Performance Improvement: In today’s competitive environment, businesses must strive to streamline processes and leverage technology to achieve effective change management. This includes process improvements for financial processes, integrating risk considerations into performance management activities, and reducing working capital. Implementing these processes result in improvements to cash flow, control, and optimization of costs, and risk management.
Protiviti’s Business Performance Improvement professionals combine proven services and capabilities to enable lasting business transformation with sustained results. By assisting in reducing working capital and improving cash flow, as well as controlling and optimizing costs while managing risk, Protiviti helps businesses smoothly implement changes and ensure that lasting benefits are achieved.
Data Management & Advanced Analytics: Globalization, competition, regulations and economic pressures will always be constant. And data growth, digitization, and multi-tenancyare making things even more complex – but wrangling over and deciphering data don’t have to be. The company’s experts offer deep knowledge of data governance and advanced analytics, along with risk, compliance and regulatory knowledge that bring great value to its clients who are embracing “the art of possible” leveraging new technologies. It offers comprehensive solutions across industries in information management, data governance and advanced analytics that unlock organizational potential, enabling informed decision making, leveraging companies’ most valuable data assets to increase shareholder value.
Digital Transformation: Protiviti helps companies make the promise of digital transformation a reality. It works collaboratively with clients to create a deep understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by new emerging technologies and think creatively about how clients can use these technologies to improve business performance.
Drawing on experts in data and analytics, technology, internal audit, business process, risk, and compliance, it tailors teams of professionals to fit the specific requirements of clients’ transformation program. These professionals work side-by-side with its clients at any or all stages of a transformation program, delivering confidence that the people, processes, and technologies involved converge to create value in the future.
Meet the Dynamic Leader
Joseph A. Tarantino, President, and Chief Executive Officer: Tarantino has been the president and CEO of Protiviti, a global consulting firm, since December 2007. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide operations, with a global executive team reporting to him.
Tarantino has been with Protiviti since its inception in 2002. He served previously as managing director and head of the U.S. Northeast region and was also one of five founding members of the Protiviti Operating Committee. In addition, Tarantino previously led Protiviti’s Global Industry Program.
Tarantino has more than 30 years of experience working with a variety of organizations to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness, and enhanced governance. Prior to Protiviti, Tarantino was the head of Arthur Andersen’s Financial Services Assurance practice for metropolitan New York, and he served on the North American and global leadership teams for the financial services industry.
Tarantino attended St. John’s University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and chair of the Audit Committee. A community leader, Tarantino serves on the board and finance committee for Calvary Hospital in the Bronx.