Protiviti’s Ashley Cuevas and Madhu Mathew Named as ‘Rising Stars’ by Consulting Magazine

Press Release

​MENLO PARK, Calif. – March 8, 2016 –Two employees of global consulting firm Protiviti have been honored by Consulting magazine as 2016 "Rising Stars of the Profession." 

Ashley Cuevas, a director in the firm’s Houston office, has been named in the Leadership category, and Madhu Mathew, a senior manager in Protiviti’s New York office, has been recognized in the High-Tech Industry category. Both were chosen from hundreds of consultants and join 33 other talented professionals under the age of 35 being saluted.

Cuevas has led consulting teams for numerous client engagements, performing risk and business consulting projects, including ERP implementation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and IT internal audits. Her exceptional creativity as a manager, which enables her to solve client issues in innovative ways, is also recognized internally where she holds several leadership roles including as a co-lead of the firm’s Oracle practice. In addition, Cuevas mentors fellow employees and leads an initiative in her office to foster the growth and retention of women.

An experienced member of Protiviti’s ERP Solutions practice, Mathew’s primary business focus is on SAP GRC Access Control projects. As a team leader, Mathew was responsible for the recent roll-out of a new security model for a global client on a site-by-site basis, significantly improving the client’s security environment and creating key efficiencies. He is greatly valued by his clients for his dedication to client service and by Protiviti leaders as someone who regularly goes above and beyond to meet his clients’ needs. Mathew has organized charity events in the New York office as well as participated in volunteer projects including Protiviti’s i on Hunger initiative.

“Ashley is highly regarded within our organization as both a leader and a mentor to those around her,” said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of Protiviti. “Madhu is equally regarded as a subject-matter expert whose deep understanding of IT issues enables him to offer the best possible solutions to his clients. It has been gratifying for our leadership team to watch them both grow from graduates of our intern program to the positions they’re in now. We’re proud of their accomplishments and their commitment to exceptional client service, as they receive this well-deserved recognition.”

Profiles of all of the “Rising Stars” honorees are in the March 2016 edition of Consulting magazine.

The publication will celebrate this year’s winners at its Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner on April 14, at 6:00 p.m. CDT, at the W Chicago City Center in Chicago.


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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