Ken Thomas

Managing Director

Ken is a Managing Director in the Business Performance Improvement practice. He specializes in finance operations  strategy, implementation and transformation of financial systems and their underlying data governance, process  reengineering, and target operating models, including shared services. Ken brings 30 years of finance experience from  serving multiple leadership roles where he provides proactive business advice, operational excellence and continuous  business performance improvement to his clients. Prior to joining Protiviti, Ken served in progressively responsible  leadership roles at MetLife, Inc., a Fortune 50 company where he was the Head of Enterprise Management Reporting, and responsible for the company’s global financial forecast, plan and analysis. Previously, he was MetLife’s Global Controller, and responsible for the accounting controllership in over forty-five countries. Prior to this role, Ken was  responsible for MetLife's Global Finance Operations consisting of the Global and Regional Shared Services, the  Enterprise Financial Close team, and the Global Financial Systems teams. Before joining MetLife, Ken was the CFO at  Informa, PLC. where he was responsible for this FTSE 100 company’s Americas regional finance and accounting and shared services. Prior to these roles in industry, Ken started his career in public accounting and served Arthur Anderson clients in several industries.

Areas of Expertise

  • External Reporting and Compliance
  • Internal Management Reporting
  • Finance Transformations
  • Financial Modeling
  • Finance Technology Architecture
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Integration
  • Organizational Design
  • Data Governance
  • Talent Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Operations and Taxation
  • Risk Management