Protiviti Expands SharePoint Business Consulting Services with Asset Acquisition of SusQtech

Protiviti Expands SharePoint Business Consulting Services with Asset 
Acquisition of SusQtech 
Move enables Protiviti to further help companies unlock the full business 
potential of SharePoint 
MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Protiviti Inc. ( a 
global consulting firm, announced that it has purchased the assets of SusQtech 
Inc., a move to meet the needs of Protiviti's client base – as well as that 
of parent company Robert Half's staffing client base – and the market demand 
for Protiviti's Microsoft technology-based consulting services. SusQtech, with 
offices in the greater Washington, D.C. area and Chicago, is a leading 
provider of SharePoint implementation, design, integration, training and 
customer support services. 
"By combining SusQtech and Protiviti's software consulting services, we will 
be able to assist even more companies in gaining the most out of their 
Microsoft technology-based initiatives to meet their specific business goals 
and achieve measureable benefits," said Joseph Tarantino, president and CEO of 
Protiviti. "The addition of SusQtech's deep technical talent and strategic 
relationships will further fuel the growth of Protiviti's expanding global IT 
Consulting engine." 
Protiviti's IT Consulting solutions provide clients with a broad range of 
software services. The addition of the SusQtech team strengthens Protiviti's 
SharePoint experience and enhances the firm's ability to deliver Microsoft 
technology-based consulting services using the agile software development 
method that includes information architecture, design, configuration, 
development and deployment. 
"If designed and configured properly for content management and collaboration, 
SharePoint can dramatically streamline workflows, increase efficiency and 
boost workforce productivity as part of an organization's enterprise 
information platform. However, we are often called upon by companies to help 
rescue SharePoint initiatives by providing program management because internal 
staff lack qualified Microsoft technology skills or program management 
accountability for achieving desired results," said Kurt Underwood, Protiviti 
managing director and global head of the firm's IT Consulting practice. "The 
addition of SusQtech's talent and relationships expands our delivery capacity 
and knowledge base in SharePoint, ASP.NET, and Microsoft's ERP and CRM 
applications. And, Protiviti will now be uniquely positioned to offer the 
marketplace highly effective SharePoint user training and on-call support 
Privately held SusQtech was founded in 2005 and has 58 employees. A 12-time 
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, SusQtech is the organizer of the annual 
SharePoint Conference .ORG and the creator of TheSUG.Org, an online SharePoint 
user community. Protiviti plans to retain SusQtech's employees and will 
continue to serve its key clients. SusQtech's CEO Mike Steadman, President Rob 
Hustick and Executive Vice President Jim LaRocca, who all have extensive 
SharePoint experience, now become Protiviti managing directors: 

    --  As CEO and co-founder of SusQtech, Steadman was instrumental in
        growing the company and focusing it on SharePoint-based
        solutions. Steadman and his partners launched one of the first
        large-scale SharePoint support offerings. Before joining
        SusQtech, Steadman spent 10 years with the U.S. Air Force,
        assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command and previously
        worked at Cargill International. He also serves on the advisory
        boards of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at
        Shenandoah University and the College of Business at James
        Madison University. Steadman holds an M.S. degree in
        information technology management from Virginia Tech and a B.S.
        degree in computer science from James Madison University.
    --  Rob Hustick has 23 years of experience managing
        enterprise-level technology and business initiatives. Prior to
        serving as president of SusQtech, Hustick was president and CEO
        of Live Elements; chief operating officer of Wise Online
        Services; and executive producer of the interactive division of
        the American Museum of Natural History. Hustick is also the
        director of SharePoint Conference .ORG. He has lectured
        extensively on social and professional networking, content
        management, and web development methodologies. Hustick earned
        his B.S. degree at the State University of New York at
    --  Jim LaRocca has been responsible for SusQtech's overall
        business development efforts since the firm's inception. He has
        worked strategically with a diverse customer base leveraging
        the SharePoint platform to drive overall business efficiency.
        LaRocca has consulted with clients to develop hundreds of
        SharePoint solutions focused on knowledge and content
        management, enterprise collaboration, information governance
        and business intelligence. Well known in the Microsoft partner
        community, LaRocca has developed relationships with many
        complementary software companies to help SusQtech's customers
        maximize their SharePoint implementations. Prior to joining
        SusQtech, LaRocca held several management positions in the
        technology publishing industry with CMP Media and The Times
        Mirror Company. He holds a B.B.A. in finance from St.
        Bonaventure University.

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( 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 (NYSE: 
RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 

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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