MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti, a global consulting firm, is pleased to announce that the following professionals have been promoted from director to managing director: Jonathan Bronson (Los Angeles), Kim Dickerson (Chicago), Barbi Goldstein (New York), Michael Lane (St. Louis), Emma Marcandalli (Milan), Luca Medizza (Milan), Jordan Reed (Houston), Bernadine Reese (London) and Scott Wisniewski (Chicago).
"These nine professionals are proven problem-solvers who excel at helping our clients navigate the challenges that come with doing business in this volatile environment," said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of Protiviti. "We are proud to recognize them with these well-earned promotions. They have emerged as true leaders within our firm."
Jonathan Bronson is a business and technology professional with more than 15 years of experience. He is a leader in the firm's Internal Audit and Financial Controls solution, as well as in its business continuity management practice.
Kim Dickerson, who has 23 years of professional experience, is a leader in Protiviti's Risk and Compliance solution. She specializes in working with clients in the financial services industry, with a focus on financial capital markets. Her expertise includes change of control transactions, business acquisition integration and divestiture separation, organization structure design, risk management methodologies and business operations process optimization.
Barbi Goldstein, who has 11 years of professional experience, leads Protiviti's technology audit practice within the New York metropolitan area. She supports clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer products, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and technology. Goldstein specializes in technology risk identification and mitigation strategies, serving several multi-national organizations globally.
Michael Lane, who has 19 years of professional experience, is a leader in the IT Consulting solution group at Protiviti with responsibility for technology services. His industry expertise includes financial services, manufacturing, distribution, technology, telecommunications and professional services.
Emma Marcandalli is one of the founding employees of Protiviti Italy, where she is responsible for the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) practice and internal audit services for nonfinancial companies. She also leads the enterprise risk management (ERM) practice. Marcandalli has 15 years of professional experience.
With 18 years of experience focused on banking and insurance, Luca Medizza is responsible for risk and compliance solutions for the financial services industry. His expertise includes internal audit and business and technology risk consulting.
With 16 years of professional experience, Jordan Reed has assisted public and private organizations with internal audit planning and execution, the internal control over financial reporting requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Audit Rule.
Bernadine Reese is a recognized subject-matter expert in the field of GRC, with more than 20 years of experience in the finance sector. A leader in Protiviti's financial services regulatory practice, Reese has experience ranging from regulatory compliance to money-laundering investigations, particularly in securities trading, investment management and banking.
Scott Wisniewski leads Protiviti's Risk Technologies group and has more than 12 years of experience in delivering GRC solutions to the market. His experience includes global, cross-industry implementations across various GRC domains such as financial controls, ERM, regulatory compliance and internal audit.
About Protiviti Inc.
Protiviti (www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti has served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE® 1000 and Global 500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.
Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index.
Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.