Protiviti Experts to Speak on Digital Transformation at Oracle Modern Finance Experience

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Oct. 28-29 conference in San Francisco focuses on leading change for the modern CFO

​MENLO PARK, Calif. – October 23, 2015 – Finance transformation experts from global consulting firm and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Protiviti will present insights and conduct interactive workshops during the Oracle Modern Finance Experience, a conference for CFOs leading business transformation. The event will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, October 28-29, 2015. As a platinum sponsor of the event, and in conjunction with Oracle and participating CFOs, Protiviti has produced the conference’s interactive discussion-style track on leading business transformation in a digital world.

On October 29th, Senter will co-present a session titled ‘Scaling for Growth – Make or Break Decisions’ with Brett Sanford, VP and corporate controller at CHG Healthcare Services. Their presentation will focus on CHG’s continuing journey towards digitalization and how finance was able to take a leadership role in the transformation.

Later that day, Peter Firestone, a Protiviti managing director and west region lead for the Business Performance Improvement practice, will moderate the interactive workshop ‘Building Your Finance Bench’ with guest speakers Robert Primorac, senior director, corporate financial reporting at GE and Matt Stirrup, vice president of Finance, North America Applications and Managed Cloud Services, Oracle. The discussion will cover ways that finance can support key lines of business.

Also on October 29th, Protiviti Regional Managing Director Christopher Wright is one of a panel of experts who join Oracle Vice President Cheryl McDowell to shed light on the essential rules every finance executive must know to create teams equipped for success in the digital age. Afterwards, Steve Hobbs, a Protiviti managing director and leader of the firm’s Public Company Transformation practice, together with Oracle Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Cindy Reese and Rod Johnson, group vice president, Applications and Industries Solutions Group, Oracle, will share their insights on change management and leadership best practices in an exclusive fireside chat.

All four Protiviti participants will be available for ‘Meet the Expert’ sessions, which offer conference attendees the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one discussion. Protiviti areas of expertise offered in these sessions include:

  • Business performance improvement
  • ERapproaches and optimization
  • Risk management
  • IT audit and SOX compliance
  • IPO preparation
  • New revenue recognition standard
  • Internal audit and financial advisory
  • Finance remediation and reporting compliance

Protiviti will also provide a preview of some of the results from its Finance Priorities 2016 study at the conference.

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Named to the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, 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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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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