Credit Risk Management Expert Ariste Reno in Chicago

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Reno brings in-depth knowledge of CECL requirements

MENLO PARK, CA – November 15, 2018 – Ariste Reno has joined global consulting firm Protiviti as a managing director based in Protiviti’s Chicago office. A credit risk management expert, Reno brings extensive experience in helping financial institutions with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) regulations, from readiness and implementation to risk modeling, business process accounting, reporting and controls.

Prior to joining Protiviti, Reno was a partner and National Credit Analytics Practice Leader at a Big Four firm, providing credit risk analytics, model validation, loss reserving, counterparty credit risk, loan review and other credit risk management services to financial services clients. Earlier in her career, she served as a director at a second Big Four firm where she led its commercial credit risk management consulting practice. She has also held leadership roles at several banks, including Bank of America, Rabobank International and Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal.

“Many financial services organizations are now under significant time pressure to comply with the FASB’s CECL standard before it begins to come into effect in 2020,” said Michael Brauneis, a Protiviti managing director and leader of the firm’s North America financial services industry practice. “Ariste’s deep technical expertise is an asset to our team of highly experienced risk professionals as they help our clients address CECL requirements and provide other credit-related services.”

Reno earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePaul University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a frequent public speaker.

About Protiviti Inc.

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

Named to the 2021 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.

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