Joe Tarantino

President and Chief Executive Officer

Joe Tarantino has been president and CEO of Protiviti, a global consulting firm, since December 2007. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide operations, with a global executive team reporting to him.

Tarantino has been with Protiviti since its inception in 2002. One of five founding members of the Protiviti Operating Committee, he served previously as managing director of the firm’s U.S. Northeast practice and led its global industry program. He has more than 40 years of experience working with organizations to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness and improved governance.

Tarantino attended St. John’s University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently a member of the university’s board of trustees and chair of the finance committee. In 2016, Tarantino and his wife, Eileen Tarantino, were awarded a Spirit of Service award by the university.

A community leader, Tarantino formerly served on the board and audit and finance committees for Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. In 2023, he received the Calvary Medal from Calvary Hospital, presented to individuals whose life and work exemplify the ideas of integrity, excellence, compassion and concern for the dignity of human life. In the same year, he was honored by Smile Farms for Protiviti’s commitment to combating food insecurity in the community. He also previously served on the board of directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope of NY and the audit committee and finance council of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Under Tarantino’s leadership, Protiviti has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list annually since 2015 and to Consulting magazine’s Best Firms to Work For list annually since 2014. In 2020 he received the Great Place to Work ‘CEO For All Award.’ In 2018, Tarantino was awarded the Employer Recruiting Champion Award by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He has been named to the NACD Directorship 100 list for six years (2017-2022) and recognized four times by Glassdoor as one of the Top CEOs.

As a CEO committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Tarantino is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change.

Tarantino is a member of the University Club of NY and the Columbus Citizens Foundation.