Congratulations to Protiviti’s January 2022 Promotions!

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Congratulations to Protiviti’s January 2022 Promotions!

Congratulations to Protiviti’s January 2022 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 2022!

 

Meet our new Managing Directors!
Dusty Anderson

Dusty Anderson – Technology Consulting – Phoenix

Dusty has over 10 years’ experience in assisting clients across a wide range of industries to strategize, implement and mature robust identity and access management programs.

 

Justin Bates

Justin Bates – Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Washington, D.C.

Justin leads Protiviti’s financial services Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice in the Washington D.C. market, focused on private equity, asset management and banking. He has 16 years’ experience in providing clients with internal audit, enterprise risk management and regulatory compliance services.

Henry Bonilla

Henry Bonilla – Business Performance Improvement – Houston

Henry specializes in delivering finance and performance management solutions to clients. He is a subject-matter expert on business transformation services within the Order to Cash and Hire to Retire processes.

Christy Callaghan – Risk & Compliance – New York City

Christy Callaghan – Risk & Compliance – New York City

A leader in Protiviti’s Operational Risk practice, Christy has extensive experience in helping global and national banks and insurance companies enhance their risk management processes and technology across the three lines of defense.

Tricia Callahan – Technology Consulting – Dallas

Tricia Callahan – Technology Consulting – Dallas

Tricia leads Protiviti’s financial services Security and Privacy practice in the Dallas market. A Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Tricia has 13 years’ experience in providing clients with information security and cybersecurity advisory, assessment and audit services.

 

Anthony Chigazola - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – San Francisco

Anthony Chigazola - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – San Francisco

Tony leads Protiviti’s Technology Industry practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with the firm’s major technology industry clients to support public company transformation efforts, achieve internal audit and finance organization objectives, advise on enterprise risk management, and assist in scaling internal audit and compliance functions.

 

Esther Delgado - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – London, U.K.

Esther Delgado - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – London, U.K.

Esther plays a key role driving Protiviti’s next-gen internal audit offering in the U.K. She also leads large co-source engagements and sponsors the controls advisory offering, including Protiviti’s Sarbanes-Oxley capabilities. Esther specializes in helping clients primarily in the pharma, biotech and FMCG (consumer goods) sectors to enhance their risk and control frameworks and transform their internal audit capabilities through the use of techniques such as dynamic risk assessments and process mining.

Sharon Delgado - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Fort Lauderdale

Sharon Delgado - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Fort Lauderdale

A CPA, Sharon has more than 12 years’ experience in developing internal audit functions for newly public companies and managing her clients’ Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and internal audit outsourcing requirements.

Rish Dua – Technology Consulting – Chicago

Rish Dua – Technology Consulting – Chicago

Rish leads the Data Platforms team within Protiviti’s Technology Consulting practice. He specializes in delivering enterprise data strategy, data engineering, cloud data services, business intelligence and analytics programs across a variety of client engagements. He also collaborates with Protiviti’s digital, security, cloud and automation teams to provide clients with comprehensive data and analytics services.

 

Heather Eastham - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Fort Lauderdale

Heather Eastham - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Fort Lauderdale

Heather is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Financial Services Auditor with extensive experience in leading global internal audit and strategic consulting engagements. In 2018, she was recognized as a ’40 under 40’ honoree by the South Florida Business Journal.

 

Kristin Forester - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Boston

Kristin Forester - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Boston

Kristin has significant experience in helping global financial institutions manage risk and improve the effectiveness of their internal audit functions, including adopting next-gen internal audit methods. She also supports clients across a range of industries with initial and ongoing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.

 

Erin Gladysz - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Tampa

Erin Gladysz - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Tampa

Erin has almost 20 years of experience in external and internal audit, financial close and SEC reporting, and operational initiatives in a variety of industries. She currently advises clients on optimizing their internal audit capabilities (such as robotic process automation and process mining) and helps pre-IPO clients establish their control environment for public reporting requirements.

 

Gareth Gruffydd - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Los Angeles

Gareth Gruffydd - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Los Angeles

Gareth has more than 18 years’ experience in assisting organizations with internal audit and compliance requirements, public company readiness and fraud risk management, with a focus on next-gen internal audit innovation and emerging technology solutions. Gareth is a Certified Internal Auditor and is the president of the San Diego Chapter of The IIA.

Sean Humphreys - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Cleveland

Sean Humphreys - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Cleveland

Sean serves as the market leader for Protiviti’s Cleveland office and leads the local Financial Advisory and Internal Audit practice where he manages cross-functional project teams to help clients solve their most pressing finance-related business challenges.

 

Jas Jalaf – Risk & Compliance – London, U.K.

Jas Jalaf – Risk & Compliance – London, U.K.

Jas is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in the public and private structured credit markets. He leads a Protiviti team that specializes in the delivery of due diligence reports for the firm’s major banking and non-banking financial services industry clients in the U.K.

 

Kaitlin Kirkham-Cooper – Risk & Compliance – San Francisco

Kaitlin Kirkham-Cooper – Risk & Compliance – San Francisco

Kaitlin leads Protiviti’s risk and compliance services for the technology industry, advising organizations within the technology and payments industries on all types of regulatory risks, including consumer protection, responding to enforcement actions and building effective compliance programs.

 

Justin Krystopher – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

Justin Krystopher – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

Justin specializes in providing advisory services to clients with a focus on public company transformation, financial reporting, technical accounting and finance function stabilization. He serves clients across a variety of industries, including consumer products, manufacturing, technology and healthcare.

Jon Medina – Technology Consulting – San Francisco

Jon Medina – Technology Consulting – San Francisco

Jon is a subject-matter expert in cloud security, network design and engineering, and offensive and defensive cybersecurity strategies. In demand as a speaker, he has presented his research at several Defcon, Schmoocon, BSides and ISACA conferences.

 

Chris Melissakis – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

Chris Melissakis – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

Chris provides process design, remediation and transformation consulting services to clients across a broad range of industries to help improve their business performance. He also supports private companies with their public company readiness efforts.

Francesco Monini – Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Milan, Italy

Francesco Monini – Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Milan, Italy

Francesco has seventeen years’ experience in anti-money laundering and anti-corruption programs. He partners with Protiviti Italy’s financial services industry clients to ensure their regulatory compliance and improve their efficiencies through process re-engineering.

 

Marty Murray – Business Performance Improvement – Toronto, Canada

Marty Murray – Business Performance Improvement – Toronto, Canada

Marty leads Protiviti’s Business Performance Improvement practice in Canada and has 17 years’ experience in managing projects related to business and finance transformation, technology enablement, and intelligent automation and back-office operations improvement.

 

Patrick Nesmith – Technology Consulting – Atlanta

Patrick Nesmith – Technology Consulting – Atlanta

Patrick is a subject-matter expert in data and reporting strategy, business intelligence, data governance and data integration, with more than 20 years’ experience helping clients improve their performance through the adoption of advanced data and analytics tools.

 

Tobias Nowak - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Munich, Germany

Tobias Nowak - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Munich, Germany

Tobias is responsible for Protiviti Germany’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice, including the development and innovation of audit and Sarbanes-Oxley services. Prior to joining Protiviti, he served as director of risk management for a multi-national company.

Damon Owen – Technology Consulting – New York City

Damon Owen – Technology Consulting – New York City

Damon has over 25 years’ experience in providing strategic technology, operations and risk services. He has delivered client solutions for business continuity management and disaster recovery planning, business and operational resilience, IT strategy and transformation, and IT service governance to global Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries.

Vijan Patel – Technology Consulting – Houston

Vijan Patel – Technology Consulting – Houston

Vijan leads Protiviti’s Technology and SAP Consulting services for the energy and utilities industry. He delivers client solutions for enterprise applications, IT compliance and advisory, end user computing, and IT infrastructure strategy and design.

 

Cristina Peano - Internal Audit and Financial Advisory – Milan, Italy

Cristina Peano - Internal Audit and Financial Advisory – Milan, Italy

Cristina leads Protiviti Italy’s Internal Audit and Compliance practice within the consumer product and services industry and has extensive experience in advising clients on Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, corporate governance and tax control frameworks.

 

Agustín Pérez – Internal Audit & Business Risk – Mexico City

Agustín Pérez – Internal Audit & Business Risk – Mexico City

Agustín has more than 16 years’ experience in providing Protiviti clients in Mexico with services related to internal audit and controls, fraud investigations and risk, and Sarbanes-Oxley and local regulatory compliance.

 

Katie Powell - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Tampa

Katie Powell - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Tampa

Katie provides Protiviti’s financial services industry clients with regulatory compliance consulting and internal audit advisory services, including risk assessments, regulatory reviews and submissions, third party risk and governance matters.

Christine Reisman – Risk & Compliance – St Louis

Christine Reisman – Risk & Compliance – St Louis

Christine is a subject-matter expert in anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance. She has worked with top tier financial institutions to address regulatory enforcement actions and improve their anti-money laundering operations. She is also a regular contributor to Protiviti’s thought leadership about these topics.

Luca Risi – Technology Consulting – Milan, Italy

Luca Risi – Technology Consulting – Milan, Italy

Luca has an MBA degree in digital transformation and is an expert on digital emerging trends and the digital marketplace. He manages multiple client accounts for Protiviti Italy, including a major global cloud-based services vendor.

Payal Shah – Technology Consulting – Los Angeles

Payal Shah – Technology Consulting – Los Angeles

Payal has almost 20 years’ industry and consulting experience across both private and public sectors. She is one of Protiviti’s Technology Consulting Enterprise Application Solution leaders within the firm’s Workday practice, helping clients design, implement and leverage ERP systems to enable organizational change and business transformation.

Sandip Shah – Technology Consulting – Chicago

Sandip Shah – Technology Consulting – Chicago

Sandip has more than 16 years’ experience in assisting financial services and pharmaceutical industry clients with their technology and digital strategies, enterprise and business architecture, portfolio management and product management efforts.

Jeffrey Smith – Risk & Compliance – Cleveland

Jeffrey Smith – Risk & Compliance – Cleveland

With more than 15 years’ experience in consulting and financial services, Jeff partners with financial service industry clients to provide credit, operational risk and compliance guidance. His principal focus is on assisting clients with risk and regulatory remediation/validation requirements across all lines of defense.

Alan Starr - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Dallas

Alan Starr - Internal Audit & Financial Advisory – Dallas

Alan leads the mortgage internal audit practice for Protiviti Dallas and serves as a national mortgage subject-matter expert. He has more than ten years’ internal audit experience, including enterprise risk, internal control, process and compliance assessments for Protiviti’s financial services industry clients.

Ernst Stoelhorst – Technology Consulting – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ernst Stoelhorst – Technology Consulting – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ernst has more than 20 years’ experience in assisting clients with matters of governance, risk and compliance. He is responsible for the Enterprise Application Solution, data analytics and governance, Risk & Compliance solutions teams in The Netherlands and manages several large client accounts based in Europe.

Owen Strijland – Risk & Compliance – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Owen Strijland – Risk & Compliance – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Owen leads Protiviti’s Financial Services Industry practice in The Netherlands, specializing in risk and compliance for financial services and fintech organizations. He is the founder and current co-chairman for the ACFCS (Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists) – Dutch Chapter.

Asa Sum – Risk & Compliance – Philadelphia

Asa Sum – Risk & Compliance – Philadelphia

With 20 years’ financial services industry experience, Asa assists global financial services organizations with developing, implementing and maintaining effective regulatory compliance and internal audit programs, including anti-money laundering and sanctions.

Will Thomas – Technology Consulting – Winchester, VA

Will Thomas – Technology Consulting – Winchester, VA

Will has more than 20 years’ experience in working on the Microsoft technology stack and is the U.S. market leader for cloud solution offerings, with a focus on Microsoft Cloud technologies and services. He is responsible for managing cross-functional teams to support clients on their cloud adoption journey, including the migration and modernization of applications, infrastructure and adoption of Azure and Microsoft 365 services.

Zachary Unger – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

Zachary Unger – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

Zachary advises clients on business improvement and transitional efforts, including public company transformations, remediation of material weaknesses and other aspects of organizational transformation. He also leads implementation of managed business service solutions for Protiviti clients, primarily focusing on government and public sector engagements.

Eric Williams – Business Performance Improvement – Dallas

Eric Williams – Business Performance Improvement – Dallas

Eric is a leader in the Business Performance Improvement and Managed Business Solutions practices in Protiviti’s Dallas market, supporting clients with initiatives for process optimization, revenue assurance, cost reduction and operating model design. A CPA, he is a subject-matter expert in finance and accounting transformation.

Chad Wolcott – Technology Consulting – Boston

Chad Wolcott – Technology Consulting – Boston

A leader in Protiviti’s Digital Identity practice, Chad has nearly 20 years’ experience in helping clients increase security while enabling their business through the integration of Identity and Access Management solutions. An expert in identity governance and administration, Chad has worked with nearly 500 clients globally across nearly every industry segment.

Masaki Yoshida – Business Performance Improvement – Tokyo, Japan

Masaki Yoshida – Business Performance Improvement – Tokyo, Japan

Previously head of business planning and human resources for Protiviti Japan, Masaki now leads its People and Organization Transformation consulting practice. He partners closely with his colleagues in Protiviti Japan’s enterprise risk management, internal audit, financial and digital practices to assist clients in transforming their organization and people processes.

Meet our new Senior Directors!
William Kosovitch – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

William Kosovitch – Business Performance Improvement – New York City

William has more than 25 years’ experience in advising clients on U.S. GAAP accounting and SEC policies and procedures. He is a subject-matter expert in revenue recognition, business combinations, segment reporting, share-based payments and other key technical accounting and regulatory areas.

 

Lucas Lau – Technology Consulting – New York City

Lucas Lau – Technology Consulting – New York City

Lucas has more than 17 years’ experience in leading artificial intelligence consulting projects for clients across industries, using cutting edge technology and advanced machine learning algorithms, such as deep learning. He has also led the development of efficient change management solutions for clients with advanced analytics capabilities.

Rupesh Mahto – Technology Consulting – Sydney, AUS

Rupesh Mahto – Technology Consulting – Sydney, AUS

Rupesh leads Digital Enablement capabilities in Protiviti Australia, enabling clients to make more effective use of data and digital tools to grow and optimize their businesses. Rupesh helps organizations design, develop and execute digital transformation roadmaps and his experience spans multiple industries, including financial services, telecommunications and the public sector.

Vinayak Ram – Technology Consulting – London, U.K.

Vinayak Ram – Technology Consulting – London, U.K.

Vinayak has 14 years’ experience in supervising and delivering cybersecurity assessment, strategy and remediation engagements. He is a technical subject-matter expert on cloud security and developing cybersecurity architectures for clients.

John Weber – Business Performance Improvement – Kansas City

John Weber – Business Performance Improvement – Kansas City

John is a supply chain expert with more than 25 years’ experience in advising clients on supply chain operations strategies and implementation, from merger integration to complete outsourcing of manufacturing and back-office operations.

 

Meet our new Operations Senior Directors!
Annette Gomes – Finance & Operations

Annette Gomes – Finance & Operations

Annette leads the finance teams for APAC and EMEA, including oversight of international finance teams; leading a large team of contractors; and integrating finance and operations technologies across the globe.

 

Christina Hardin –Talent Management

Christina Hardin –Talent Management

Christina leads Protiviti’s talent management team and activities for North America. She is responsible for the deployment of Protiviti’s client service professionals on meaningful work and the development of strategies and tools that support its project teams and leaders.

David Shackelford – Business Intelligence

David Shackelford – Business Intelligence

David leads Protiviti’s global business intelligence team which embraces data automation to create intelligent data platforms and visualization in support of leadership decision-making across all business functional areas. 

Elaine Poucher – Recruiting

Elaine Poucher – Recruiting

Elaine leads Protiviti’s recruiting delivery programs and teams for graduate and experienced hiring in North America, ensuring that Protiviti hires the best people to provide exceptional client service in its consulting, specialty and business operations practices.

Michelle Ratcliffe – Learning & Development

Michelle Ratcliffe – Learning & Development

Michelle leads Protiviti’s global learning and development team, responsible for designing and delivering robust and engaging offerings and programs that build skills and develop and inspire our people to better serve our clients and enrich our culture.

 

 

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