Protiviti Promotes Cory Gunderson and Barbara Rothenstein to Executive Vice President Positions

Press Release

New executive leaders will further firm’s strategic goals and continued growth

MENLO PARK, CA - December 19, 2017 – Global consulting firm Protiviti has promoted Cory Gunderson and Barbara Rothenstein to the position of executive vice president. Gunderson, previously a managing director and leader of the global financial services practice, will lead the firm’s overall global solutions. Rothenstein, previously a senior vice president, will oversee Protiviti’s global finance and field operations.

Cory Gunderson, Protiviti
Cory Gunderson
Barbara Rothenstein, Protiviti
Barbara Rothenstein 

Gunderson has more than 25 years of experience advising global clients primarily in the financial services industry. Earlier in his Protiviti career, Gunderson was the firm’s global risk and compliance solution leader. His expertise spans the risk management spectrum, focused primarily on banks, insurance companies, specialty finance and other financial institutions. Gunderson is based in Protiviti’s Chicago office and was recognized by Consulting magazine as one of its Top 25 Consultants in 2009.

Rothenstein leads a team of finance and operations professionals responsible for financial and technology matters, streamlining business processes and managing Protiviti’s office operations around the world. Rothenstein also serves on the firm’s diversity and inclusion steering committee and leads its global sustainability initiative. In 2013, she was recognized by Consulting magazine as one of the Women Leaders in Consulting. She has been with Protiviti since the firm’s inception in 2002, and is based in its New York office.

“We are very pleased to welcome Cory and Barbara to our executive team,” said Protiviti President and CEO Joseph Tarantino. “In Cory’s new role, he will help us strive to continue to achieve our growth goals and develop a new generation of leaders. And as an executive team member, Barbara will be able to accelerate increasingly important areas within Protiviti such as our financial, operational and information technology systems and quality risk management to propel our strategic goals forward.”

Gunderson and Rothenstein will both report directly to Tarantino.

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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