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James Aerni

Managing Director


Jim is the Managing Director of Protiviti responsible for leading the Lake Erie practice which includes the northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania markets with offices located in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. In this role Jim leads the delivery of Protiviti solutions focused within the internal audit, technology risk and business consulting services to publicly owned and private clients across multiple industries including manufacturing, distribution, mining, energy, retail and health care.

A founding Managing Director when Protiviti was established in 2002, Jim was formerly an audit partner with Arthur Andersen's financial audit practice for 15 years before transferring to lead AA's internal audit practices for six midwest offices beginning in 1997. Jim has extensive audit and business advisory experience while more recently assisting SEC registrants and their audit committees in addressing internal audit, enterprise risk management, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, financial process efficiency and business process controls/ improvement issues.

Jim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with an undergrad degree in accounting and an MBA in Finance, a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Ohio Society of CPA's.