Jay Thompson

Managing Director

Jay is a founding Protiviti Managing Director and the global leader of its Managed Business Solutions practice. These services include engagements that combine experienced and results-oriented consultants with specialized and flexible operational resources to improve or establish critical business functions.

Jay has over 30 years consulting and industry experience in the energy, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and retail industries. He has led large business transformation projects, focusing on process improvement, business reporting and accounting operations. His consulting experience also includes corporate strategy, business intelligence, IT strategy and enterprise resource management. Jay established Protiviti’s Innovation Program and was the former global solution leader for Corporate Performance Management services.


Managed Services

  • Implemented an AR collections unit while working through a backlog of transactions resulting from a post-merger integration
  • Preparing the accounting records for a large merger for an international industrial products company
  • Re-engineered an IT department of a manufacturing company based on a new business system platform

Enterprise Performance Management

  • Led numerous projects to improve strategic, operational and financial reporting capabilities
  • Transitioned companies from annual budgeting to rolling forecasts
  • Developed Corporate Strategy deployment solutions
  • Established robust data governance structures
  • Led projects to improve content and records management practices in response to the revised Federal Rules for Civil Procedures
  • Provided business intelligence and advanced data analysis services 

Business Transformation

  • Re-engineered the Sales and Operations Planning function of a large media company
  • Transformed a U.S. manufacturing firm to enable a more flexible and responsive organisation
  • Led the transformation of a downstream Oil & Gas company to improve efficiencies in accounting and operations

Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Participated on numerous ERP implementation projects
  • Performed ERP pre- and post- implementation evaluations
  • Led multiple software selection evaluations

Areas of Expertise

  • Managed Business Services
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Business Transformation

Industry Expertise

  • Energy (Utility and Oil & Gas)
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer & Industrial Products
  • Technology
  • Financial Services


  • BS - Accounting, University of Central Oklahoma
  • M.B.A - University of Dallas