Protiviti Promotes Eight to Managing Director Positions Across Five U.S. Markets

Feb 08, 2011, 13:00 ET from Protiviti Inc.

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti Inc., a global business consulting and internal audit firm, is pleased to announce that the following professionals have been promoted from director to managing director: Matthew McGivern (Atlanta); Tripp Piper (Atlanta); Matthew Moore (Charlotte); Michael Brauneis (Chicago); Jeffrey Franzen (Chicago); Michael Thor (Chicago); Richard Williams (Dallas); and Robert Gould (New York).  


"These eight leaders are subject-matter experts in their respective fields and have applied their expertise time and again to help our clients solve critical business problems," said Joe Tarantino, president and CEO of Protiviti. "Providing opportunities for our people to advance their careers is a top priority for Protiviti, and we are proud to announce their well-earned promotions."

Matthew McGivern has more than 13 years of experience in technology and architecture, as well as project management, business intelligence, data warehousing, and healthcare revenue cycles. As part of the firm's Finance and Accounting Excellence solution, McGivern leads the business intelligence segment of Protiviti's Performance and Information Management team.

A leader in the Supply Chain practice within Protiviti's Cost and Working Capital Optimization solution, Tripp Piper has more than 12 years of management consulting experience. He focuses on process improvement and cost reduction within logistics, strategic procurement, finance, operations planning and distribution.

Matthew Moore, a founding Protiviti employee, has more than 12 years of experience in advising financial institutions on risk management matters and is the head of the banking segment for Protiviti's U.S. Financial Services Industry practice. He is a leader in Protiviti's Risk and Compliance solution and focuses on assisting clients in the areas of credit risk management, model governance, capital management and enterprise risk management.

As a leader in Protiviti's Risk and Compliance solution, Michael Brauneis specializes in counseling financial services firms. He has advised national and international banks and mortgage lenders as well as insurance, investment advisory, and broker/dealer firms on complex regulatory issues for more than 10 years.

With more than 15 years of industry experience, Jeffrey Franzen currently leads Protiviti's Lender Due Diligence practice in the Risk and Compliance solution and specializes in providing consulting services to financial institutions.

As Protiviti's central region Information Technology leader in the Internal Audit and Financial Controls solution, 12-year industry veteran Michael Thor provides operational, financial and IT consulting and internal audit services to regional clients across a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing and healthcare.

Richard Williams is a leader in Protiviti's Internal Audit and Financial Controls solution and has 13 years of consulting experience. At the helm of Protiviti's Dallas healthcare practice, he provides internal audit and consulting services to the healthcare provider and payer industry segments, including Medicare Advantage programs, acute and long-term care hospital systems, and hospital management companies.

Robert Gould is a leader in Protiviti's Finance and Accounting Excellence solution with more than 13 years of experience in internal and external audit and accounting. He is also an integral part of the firm's revenue recognition and finance transformation client initiatives.  

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. The firm helps solve problems in finance and transactions, operations, technology, litigation, governance, risk, and compliance. Protiviti's highly trained, results-oriented professionals provide a unique perspective on a wide range of critical business issues for clients in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Protiviti has 60 locations worldwide and 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.

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