Protiviti to Host Webinar on Launching a Successful IPO

Press Release

Session to address common challenges and best practices for Initial Public Offering readiness


WHAT:  ​Given the demand for financial transparency and the heightened pace of regulatory change, organizations pursuing a public offering must navigate a complex path. To address the most common areas that can blind-side companies during the pre-IPO process, global consulting firm Protiviti ( is hosting a complimentary Continuing Professional Education (CPE) webinar.

During the hour-long webinar titled, “It's What You Don't Know that Can Affect Your IPO,” four subject-matter experts from Protiviti will be joined by the CFO of Barracuda Networks, who has successfully executed an IPO, to share lessons learned and discuss recent developments in the readiness process.

Qualifying attendees can earn one CPE accounting and auditing credit.

Webinar topics will include:

  • ​​Common IPO readiness challenges
  • ​​Establishing corporate governance – best practices for establishing structures and processes
  • ​​Improving business performance – key operating considerations in managing growth
  • ​​Scaling IT – using technology as an enabler


​WHO:  ​Speakers include:

  • ​Moderator: Steve Hobbs, managing director, Public Company Transformation practice leader, Protiviti
  • ​David Faugno, CFO, Barracuda Networks
  • ​​Gordon Tucker, managing director, San Francisco Bay Area market leader, Protiviti
  • ​​Ronan O’Shea, managing director, West Region IT Consulting practice leader, Protiviti
  • ​​Peter Firestone, managing director, Business Performance Improvement practice, Protiviti


WHEN:  ​November 18, 2014

10:00 a.m. PST/12:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. EST


​HOW:    ​To register for the webinar, please visit


Protiviti is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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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Kathy Keller
Kathy Keller