Protiviti’s Randy Armknecht Named as ‘Rising Star’ by Consulting Magazine

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Awards dinner in Chicago tonight to celebrate top consulting talent

​MENLO PARK, Calif. – April 16, 2015 – Randy Armknecht, an associate director in the IT Consulting practice of global consulting firm Protiviti, has been honored by Consulting magazine as one of the 2015 "Rising Stars of the Profession." Based in the firm's Chicago office, Armknecht was chosen from hundreds of consultants across the U.S. as one of 35 talented professionals under the age of 35 for his significant contributions and leadership in the area of IT security.

The publication will celebrate the 2015 winners at its Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner this evening, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. (CDT), at the W Chicago City Center in Chicago.

Armknecht has been instrumental in growing Protiviti’s Chicago IT security practice and is responsible for the development and implementation of security programs and policies for numerous Protiviti clients. His skills and experience as an IT security leader have enabled him to dive deeply into various regulatory and security environments and also communicate effectively with clients’ senior management and boards of directors about technical security issues.

“Randy is highly regarded as both a mentor and collaborator across our organization. Not only is he responsible for designing and managing information security programs for clients, he also dedicates time to help advance the knowledge and skills of his colleagues,” said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of Protiviti.

“We’re proud of Randy’s accomplishments and the important role he plays at Protiviti, as he receives this well-deserved recognition.”

In addition to his work with Protiviti, Armknecht volunteers as a guest speaker at his alma mater DePaul University, educating both students and facility about trends in the cyber security industry.

"Randy is a prime example of an individual who exudes Protiviti's values of professionalism, productivity, creativity and integrity. We genuinely look forward to sharing in his future successes as a rising star in the consulting industry," said Nancy Pechloff, central region managing director lead at Protiviti.

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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