Professional Bio


Kurt A. Underwood
Managing Director
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Professional Experience
Kurt serves as a managing director with Protiviti. He is responsible for leading Protiviti’s global information technology consulting practice. 
Kurt is an active advisor to CEOs, CFOs and CIOs on the effective alignment and use of information technology to drive business results.  With more than 27 years of experience, Kurt has worked his entire career helping management teams and boards protect and enhance the value of their enterprises with information technology across a multitude of industries including: Communications; Media; Software; Financial Services; Consumer Products; Energy and Healthcare.
Kurt works closely with Protiviti’s industry and solution leaders to assist Clients with protecting and enhancing the value of their businesses with information technology advice.
Kurt leads a high performance global IT consulting team of executives with subject matter expertise from serving more than 40% of the Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies on a variety of business issues and challenges related to analyzing, standardizing and automating processes with effective controls and enabling technology:
  1. IT Strategy
  2. IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
  3. IT Process Improvement
  4. IT Security & Privacy Management
  5. Software Development
  6. Enterprise Content Management
  7. Application Selections & Implementations
  8. Project Management Office / Project Risk Management
  9. Business Intelligence and Data Analytics
  10. Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery
As a former Big 5 partner and chief executive officer of a publicly-traded information technology consulting firm, Kurt offers Protiviti’s clients insightful consulting experience and executive board relationships.
Kurt is APICS certified as CPIM, a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles Honors Collegium, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics.
  1. UCLA, BA Economics
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. CPIM – American Production and Inventory Control Society
  2. Institute of Internal Auditors