Protiviti Promotes Fourteen Leaders to Managing Director Positions

Press Release

Deep experience and expertise spur promotions across range of practice solutions

​MENLO PARK, CALIF. – Feb. 25, 2014 – Protiviti (, a global consulting firm, has promoted fourteen of its directors to the position of managing director. The new managing directors span a variety of Protiviti’s client solution groups, including Business Process Improvement, IT Consulting, Internal Audit and Financial Advisory, Restructuring and Litigation Services, and Risk and Compliance.

“The fact that we’ve named fourteen new managing directors representing five solution groups is telling of the deep expertise and excellent value Protiviti is delivering to clients across business functions,” said Joseph Tarantino, Protiviti president and CEO. “These individuals have played an important role in advancing our firm and will continue to share in the responsibility of solving clients’ critical business problems.”

New Managing Directors


  • Business Process Improvement
    • Christopher Monk, based in Houston, Texas, has more than 14 years of experience in supply chain management and is a leader in the supply chain practice.
  • IT Consulting
    • Samir Datt, based in Houston, Texas, has more than 17 years of IT experience in governance, process and strategy, as well as system implementation and integration.
    • Aric Quinones, based in Atlanta, Ga., has more than 15 years of experience in SAP, GRC and IT security.
    • David Taylor, based in Orlando, Fla., has more than 20 years of experience in IT audit, information security and computer forensics.
  • Internal Audit and Financial Advisory
    • Gordon Braun,based in Overland Park, Kan., has more than 14 years of experience in both internal audit and IT consulting, and leads Protiviti’s Kansas City office.
    • Steve La France, based in Los Angeles, Calif., has more than 16 years of experience in risk consulting and audit services for the financial services industry.
    • Jason Roberts, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has more than 17 years of experience in public accounting, business consulting and internal audit.
    • Ari Sagett, based in Chicago, Ill., has more than 12 years of experience helping clients understand and evaluate the risks associated with their use of technology.
    • Scott Springman, based in St. Louis, Mo., has more than 14 years of experience in IT audit and technology risk consulting.
    • Mark Peters, based in London, U.K., has more than 20 years of experience in IT consulting, IT audit assurance, and IT risk management and advisory.
  • Risk and Compliance
    • Bill Byrnes, based in Chicago, Ill., advises clients on the assessment and implementation of strong risk management practices across the major risk types faced within the financial services industry.
    • Masato Maki,based in Tokyo, Japan, has extensive experience and leads the ERM, GRC and IT audit practices for several industries, including finance and manufacturing.

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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