Protiviti Promotes 34 Leaders to Managing Director and Senior Director Positions

Press Release

Nearly 1,100 people also promoted throughout the global consulting firm

MENLO PARK, Calif., January 11, 2021 – Protiviti has promoted 30 of its directors to the position of managing director and four to the position of senior director. The new managing directors and senior directors span several of Protiviti’s solution groups including Internal Audit and Financial Advisory, Risk and Compliance, Technology Consulting and Business Performance Improvement.

“We are pleased to promote this group of managing and senior directors, whose deep expertise and commitment to finding innovative solutions have helped our clients navigate a very challenging year,” said Joseph Tarantino, Protiviti president and CEO. “As we have successfully adjusted to the new realities of a world disrupted by the pandemic, we can look forward to continuing to offer our clients transformative ways to grow and to solve their critical business problems.”

New Managing Directors

Internal Audit and Financial Advisory
  • Farid Abdelkader – New York City
  • Takuro Aoyama – Tokyo, Japan
  • Chris Benvenuto – Philadelphia
  • Brad Causee – Los Angeles
  • Jennifer Colburn – Chicago
  • Andrej Greindl – Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
  • Phillip Johnson – Dallas
  • Ann Koh - Singapore
  • David McIntosh – Melbourne, Australia
  • Tetsuro Okazawa – Tokyo, Japan
  • Shayla Russell – Houston
  • Seth Shrank – Chicago
  • Hellen Thomas – Canberra, Australia
  • Francis Zhang – Shanghai, China
Risk and Compliance
  • Thomas McQuade – New York City
Technology Consulting
  • Tjakko de Boer – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jason Bowen – Chicago
  • Ghislaine Entwisle – Melbourne, Australia
  • Philip Greaves – London, U.K.
  • Corey Harrison – Chicago
  • Mithilesh Kotwal – Chicago
  • Kevin McCreary – Atlanta
  • Melanie Morrissey – Melbourne, Australia
  • Bob Zenker – Atlanta
Business Performance Improvement
  • Keith Anderson – Philadelphia
  • Erwin de Man – Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
  • John Garris – Houston
  • David James – Hong Kong
  • Ryan Neff – Atlanta
  • Addie Nickle – Houston

New Senior Directors

Risk and Compliance
  • Kisha Perkins – Washington D.C.
Technology Consulting
  • Dr Kall Loper – Dallas
  • Adam Steed – Salt Lake City
  • Tom Stewart – Chicago


In addition to these managing director and senior director promotes, Protiviti has promoted more than 1,000 people to positions across the organization in 55 of its offices in countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.

“We’re dedicated to providing career advancement opportunities as part of our overall meaningful rewards and recognition program,” said Scott Redfearn, executive vice president, global human resources, Protiviti. “This year’s class of promoted employees are exceptional professionals who lead by example, demonstrate Protiviti’s values of integrity, inclusion and innovation, and go above and beyond for our people and our clients.” 

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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