Congratulations to Protiviti’s January 2020 Promotions!

2020 Promotions

Congratulations to Protiviti’s January 2020 Promotions!

Congratulations to Protiviti’s January 2020 Promotions!

Join us in celebrating our friends and colleagues who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this meaningful milestone in their careers. Their career advancement is a testament to their commitment to offer our clients best-in-class innovative solutions and to collaborate and mentor the next generation of leaders so we can achieve great things together. Congratulations to our promotions class of 2020!


Meet our new Managing Directors!

Protiviti MD Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen - Risk & Compliance - Dallas

With a focus on consumer compliance and operational risk, Jeff advises financial services industry clients on compliance system assessment, design and implementation, compliance risk assessment, enterprise risk and third-party risk management and regulatory remediation.


Protiviti MD Alejandro Arreola

Alejandro Arreola - Business Risk & Internal Audit - Mexico City

Alejandro is a qualified industrial engineer and digital systems technician with more than 14 years’ experience of delivering business risk and internal audit management services to clients. He focuses on corporate governance, integral business risk management, and the reengineering of process and internal control areas for companies of all sizes across multiple industries.


Protiviti MD Brandon Beckstrom

Brandon Beckstrom - Risk & Compliance - Minneapolis

Brandon offers a variety of risk, compliance, operations transformation and internal audit services for clients in the financial services industry. His primary focus is on process and control transformation to increase automation and reduce process risk and redundancies.


Protiviti MD Jose Behar

Jose Behar - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory - Orlando

Jose specializes in IT internal audit and focuses on offering technology risk solutions in areas including IT audit, IT general computer controls, systems implementation reviews, business continuity management and IT Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Protiviti MD Angela Bickett

Angela Bickett - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory - Minneapolis

Angela specializes in providing internal audit services including IT Audit, internal audit transformation, IT risk management and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, as well as RPA services. She serves clients across a broad range of industries such as financial services, higher education and healthcare.


Protiviti MD Matt Davis

Matt Davis - Technology Consulting - Dallas

Matt advises clients on aligning technology with their strategic business objectives. He has over 20 years of experience driving business and technology solutions in support of financial, operations, security, governance, regulatory compliance and litigation initiatives.


Protiviti MD James Ensminger

James Ensminger - Technology Consulting - Atlanta

James is responsible for Protiviti’s Microsoft Partnership for the U.S. Southeast region. James also serves as a national lead on the Microsoft Alliance Team, managing Solution and Market Engagement Programs, focused on leveraging the Microsoft Partnership across the firm. James brings over 19 years of Protiviti experience through the Software Services Practice, supporting clients with the implementation of custom-developed and off-the-shelf programs.


Protiviti MD Scott Evans

Scott Evans - Business Performance Improvement - Houston

Scott assists clients with growing and refining their operations through revenue enhancement, strategic cost reduction, working capital optimization and overall process improvement. Specifically, he is a member of Protiviti’s Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance practice who specializes in accounting pronouncement interpretation and adoption transition, as well as finance function stabilization and transformation under managed services structures.


Protiviti MD Thomas Giltrow

Thomas Giltrow - Risk & Compliance - Chicago

Tom advises on regulatory risks within the financial services industry with a principal focus on consumer protection requirements, compliance process design and internal audit. 


Protiviti MD Jacob Iley

Jacob Iley - Technology Consulting, Security & Privacy - Dallas

Jacob leads security framework assessments, security strategy and remediation projects, and advises on enterprise security governance, risk and compliance, with a special focus on large-scale engagements for Protiviti’s Payment Card Industry clients.


Protiviti MD Noah Kessler

Noah Kessler - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory, Technology - New York City

Noah leads IT Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance engagements, as well as outsourced internal audits for national and global clients across a variety of industries including consumer products, manufacturing, technology and financial services.


Protiviti Brian Kostek

Brian Kostek - Risk & Compliance - Tampa

Brian focuses on regulatory risk and compliance, third-party vendor risk and operational risk. In 2019, Brian was recognized by Consulting magazine as a Rising Star of the consulting profession.

Protiviti MD Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons - Technology Consulting, Security & Privacy - Tampa

Michael leads large-scale IT security projects, including PCI DSS assessments, network segmentation design and vulnerability management program design, for clients primarily in the telecommunications, financial services and retail industries.


Protiviti MD Chris Malouf

Chris Malouf - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory - Salt Lake City

Chris Malouf has more than 18 years of experience in providing internal audit, SOX compliance and enterprise risk management (ERM) services to both public and private companies spanning a variety of industries and ranging in size from emerging and mid-market to established, multi-national organizations. 


Protiviti MD Tom Moon

Tom Moon - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory, Technology - Seattle

Tom supports CP&S and Tech industry-focused clients with IT internal audit and IT improvement projects, including advising on IT regulatory and compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, FDIC, FFIEC, and HIPAA. Tom leads technical audit engagements focused on user access controls, system implementation and change management, configuration and release management, business continuity, disaster recovery and service level management.


Protiviti MD Cassie Putnam

Cassie Putnam - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory - Houston

Cassie has in-depth experience in all facets of internal audit and internal control and works with C-suite and Sarbanes-Oxley leaders in client organizations to deliver next-generation internal audit solutions using analytics, automation and other emerging tools.


Protiviti MD Hiroyuki Sadotomo

Hiroyuki Sadotomo - Business Performance Improvement - Tokyo, Japan

Hiroyuki leads Protiviti’s digital practice in Japan, advising clients on their digital transformation journeys including the implementation of process mining and robotic process automation. Hiroyuki also assists clients with revenue management and business performance improvement by leveraging digital.


Protiviti MD Geoffrey Schroyer

Geoffrey Schroyer - Technology Consulting - Houston

Geoffrey heads up Protiviti’s technology governance and risk management practice and has extensive experience leading teams on IT governance and risk management projects; IT program and project management projects; end-user application services engagements; and IT internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley consulting engagements.


Protiviti MD Nirav Shah

Nirav Shah - Risk & Compliance - Chicago

Nirav specializes in providing credit, operational risk and compliance (including anti-money laundering) guidance to financial service industry clients, with a specific focus on process design, transformation and audit engagements.


Protiviti MD Michael Smith

Michael Smith - Technology Consulting - Pittsburgh

Michael specializes in leading strategic technology and architecture projects aligned to business needs, especially focusing on business continuity and disaster recovery engagements that span the BCM/DR lifecycle. As well, he has been focused on expanding pipeline and delivery of Managed Technology Solutions at Beam Suntory in Chicago and in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh markets.


Protiviti MD Naomi Wolak

Naomi Wolak - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory - Washington D.C.

Naomi has extensive experience of providing internal audit and accounting services to clients across a broad range of industries including hospitality, private equity, REITs, insurance, medical technology, and oil and gas.  



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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. Through our network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries, Protiviti and its independent and locally owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.

Named to the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.