Perry Keating Managing Director in Security and Privacy

Press Release

Brings proven track record of helping firms grow business through technology

MENLO PARK, CA – November 28, 2017 – Perry Keating has joined global consulting firm Protiviti as a managing director in its Security and Privacy practice. Based in the firm’s Washington D.C. area office, he focuses on helping clients grow their businesses through the effective deployment of technology and addressing their most pressing security concerns.

Keating brings to the firm more than 25 years of international technology consulting experience with some of the world’s largest professional services companies. His expertise includes cybersecurity, cloud, analytics, IT resiliency and IT diligence as part of mergers and acquisitions across private and public sectors. His industry expertise includes aerospace and defense (GovCon), U.S. federal government, high technology (software) and telecommunications.

Most recently, Keating served as chief operating officer at Blue Canopy Group, where he helped grow its cybersecurity, cloud, data analytics and technology-managed services. He was formerly a partner at a Big Four accounting firm and has held leadership roles at Avaya, Agilex and Oracle. Keating also served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers.

“Perry’s enthusiasm and attention to delivering measured business results for clients on large, complex technology programs sets him apart in the marketplace. He is highly effective in focusing on core issues and the challenges that executive teams are confronting on a daily basis to protect their sensitive data and operations from cyber threats,” said Kurt Underwood, managing director with Protiviti and global leader of its technology consulting practice. “I’m pleased to be working with Perry again,” added Underwood referring to partner roles he and Keating held in a Big Five firm twenty years ago. “Today, Perry joins a larger global group of technology experts who are trusted advisors to our clients’ C-suites and boards.”

Keating is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM); the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA); the Army Engineer Association (AEA); the Association of the United States Army (AUSA); the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); and the Reserve Officers Association (ROA). He is also an active volunteer and supporter of several non-profit organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the United Services Organization (USO). He holds an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tulane University.

About Protiviti

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, digital, legal, governance, risk and internal audit through its network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries.

Named to the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 and nearly 80 percent of Fortune  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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