Scott Gracyalny

Managing Director, Global Leader Protiviti Software Services

Based in our Chicago office, Scott is a founding Managing Director and serves as the Global Leader for the Protiviti Software Services segment area within our Technology Consulting service line, which includes the Custom Business Applications, Microsoft Cloud Applications, Salesforce Solutions, Website Design & Solutions, Workflow Automation, and Managed Support Services practice areas.

Scott has global responsibility for custom application development, mobile application development, application modernization, QA engineering and assurance, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 solutions, cloud enablement and migration, cloud infrastructure modernization, and website re-design and development services. Scott is also ultimately responsible for developing, implementing, marketing, selling, and supporting all commercial software and practice tools, including the integration of third-party alliance solutions into our client services across all Solutions and Industry verticals. 

Scott’s specialties include e-GRC software, technology strategic planning, business process re-engineering, application development, systems integration, architecture and design, alliance formation, software selection, project management, software implementation, and data integration/management.

Working with Fortune 1000 companies, Scott delivers leading edge IT consulting solutions which help companies enhance and protect the value of IT for the business and provides clients with valuable expertise to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness and profitability.  He currently leads a team of more than 350 software professionals on a global basis. 

For five years prior to joining Protiviti, Scott was a Principal with global responsibility for Andersen's Risk Consulting Technology Integration Services practice. He directed a group of six alliance and development partners, and upwards of 50 people with responsibility for developing and deploying risk technology solutions to clients in all industry sectors.  Scott has nearly 37 years of professional experience, consisting of seven years in internal audit and 29 years in technology management positions, including 10 years at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and 5 years at Andersen.

Major Projects

  • Directed more than 500 application development projects and 1,000 software implementation projects using Microsoft technologies.
  • Directed more than 250 public facing website development projects and 400 intranet development projects across all industry verticals
  • Developed risk technology solutions strategy and related market leading commercial software solutions for Sarbanes-Oxley (SarbOx Portal) and enterprise GRC (Governance Portal).
  • Developed software consulting strategy and built national practice initially focused on custom software development and SharePoint business consulting, and subsequently expanded to include Microsoft and Salesforce cloud solutions.
  • Directed product development of practice tools for Financial Leakage and Spend Risk Optimization, Configuration Controls Assessment, Application Security Assessment, Transactional Data Analysis, Mobile Auditing, and Business Continuity Management.
  • Spearheaded efforts to establish and implement strategic alliances with Microsoft and 50 other software vendors.
  • While at Andersen, directed development and global deployment of comprehensive risk management tool set  to 4,500 risk consulting professionals in 130 local offices.
  • While at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, provided technology leadership and directed implementation of a strategic technology plan and business process re-engineering for the Futures and Foreign Exchange Division.

Areas of Expertise

  • Custom Application Development
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Application Modernization
  • QA Engineering & Assurance
  • Microsoft 365 Solutions
  • Dynamics 365 Solutions
  • Cloud Enablement & Migration
  • Cloud Infrastructure Modernization
  • Website Re-design & Development
  • Intelligent Automation Enablement
  • Managed Development Solutions
  • GRC Solution Implementation
  • Technology Strategy
  • Product Development

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing, Distribution & Technology
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Consumer Products
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences


  • BBA, Accounting, University of Iowa

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)