Randy Armknecht

Managing Director

Randy Armknecht is currently leading Protiviti’s Global Cloud consulting practice which provides a variety of services that enable clients to operate with confidence in their cloud environment. With nearly 20 years in the field he has experienced a variety of roles from developer and network admin to lead investigator and global architect. He applies these diverse industry experiences to approach technology problems with proven perspective. Randy is a frequent speaker on the topic of cybersecurity and cloud computing at venues such as conferences, IIA/ISACA chapter meetings, executive sessions, and as a guest lecturer at multiple universities.


Cloud Computing – Architecture & Security:

  • Evaluated and refined the cloud strategy of a $7Bn technology organization bringing new SaaS products to market in a multi-cloud environment
  • Served on an Enterprise Architecture Review Board that oversaw multiple cloud deployments at a global financial organization (SaaS and IaaS)
  • Worked with a leading global consumer products company to design an identity and access management solution and security evaluation process for cloud services deployed across the globe
  • Assisted a financial services institution with analyzing and developing a business case to migrate to cloud infrastructure
  • Evaluated the asset management and financial spend per asset and per department in the cloud for a large health insurance provider

Secure Systems Development:

  • Lead the design of security integration into CI/CD pipeline for a leading global insurance provider
  • Leveraged his technical expertise in the evaluation of a Bluetooth based communications protocol between an IoT device and mobile application
  • Lead the design of compliance as code automation for a P&C provider’s cloud environment


  • Cloud Architecture & Security
  • Automation / Compliance as Code / Infrastructure as Code
  • Security Programs & Strategy
  • Secure Development
  • Incident Response


  • Financial Services
  • Legal Services
  • Health Care
  • Energy/Utilities


  • M.S. Computer Security, DePaul University
  • B.S. Computer Engineering Technology, DeVry University


  • AWS Security Specialist
  • AWS Solutions Architect Assoc.
  • Consulting Magazine Rising Stars of the Profession (2015)