Protiviti’s Phillip Fretwell Named a ‘Global Leader in Consulting’ by Consulting Magazine

Press Release

Managing Director recognized for Excellence in Execution

Menlo Park, CA – October 18, 2017 – Phillip Fretwell, a managing director with global consulting firm Protiviti, has been named to Consulting magazine’s inaugural “Global Leaders in Consulting” list. This new international award recognizes twenty individuals for their outstanding leadership qualities and influence over the consulting profession. Fretwell is recognized in the Excellence in Execution category.

Fretwell is responsible for Protiviti’s independently owned network of Member Firms that deliver services to clients throughout the world. As a result of his development of the network over 11 years, Protiviti has 15 Member Firms that operate in Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Kuwait, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE and Venezuela.

“Phil’s development of Protiviti’s member firm network has contributed significantly to our growth as a global consulting firm,” said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of Protiviti. “Thanks to his diligence and expertise, we are able to support our global clients with a consistently high level of service throughout the world. We congratulate Phil on this award, which is richly deserved.”

Member Firms complement Protiviti’s overall global footprint that also includes locations in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands, the U.K. and the United States.

Based in Orlando, Florida, Fretwell has 34 years of experience in enterprise risk management, internal auditing, due diligence and managing the risks of international expansion. He has provided internal audit services to more than 50 companies, many with global operations.

Fretwell has served as the chairman of the board of Junior Achievement of Central Florida and the president of the University of Central Florida Accounting Advisory Board. He is currently on the Florida State University Professional Advisory Board and is a frequent speaker on a variety of risk, control, governance and financial topics.

The 2017 Global Leader honorees will be celebrated at an awards dinner on December 7, 2017 in London, U.K., and their profiles will be published in the January 2018 edition of Consulting magazine.

About Protiviti Inc.

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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