Protiviti Names Seven New Managing Directors

                 Protiviti Names Seven New Managing Directors

Consulting experience spans breadth of services, including IT audit, risk
management, information security and privacy and internal audit

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 5, 2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti
(, a global consulting firm, today announced that seven of
its current directors, including Tyler Chase and Andy Willis (Houston), David
Lehmann (Stamford, Conn.), KG Purushothaman (Bangalore, India), Brad Rachmiel
(Chicago), Ryan Rubin (London) and Andrew Struthers-Kennedy
(Baltimore/Washington), have been promoted to the position of managing


"Our new managing directors are representative of the deep skills and top
talent that Protiviti has within the firm," said Joseph Tarantino, president
and CEO of Protiviti. "They have each made significant contributions to our
overall goals, and continue to serve our clients by helping them solve
critical business problems in their respective areas of expertise."

New Managing Directors

Tyler Chase works within the firm's IT Consulting unit in the Managing the
Business of IT segment. He has more than 14 years of experience in internal
audit and risk management, specializing in IT process and security auditing,
ERP controls assessments and IT infrastructure. Chase has a bachelor's degree
in accounting and a master's degree in management information systems from
Texas A&M University.

David Lehmann has more than 14 years experience as an IT audit and risk
management professional. A leader in the firm's Northeast IT audit practice,
Lehmann has focused on the financial services industry for most of his career.
He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Binghamton University. 

KG Purushothaman has provided business risk consulting to companies in the
telecom, real estate, infrastructure and media industries for more than 14
years. Since joining Protiviti in 2008, Purushothaman has worked for key
telecom clients and was also instrumental in designing the architecture for
complex tools in revenue assurance and fraud management to help solve telecom
service providers' complex problems. He is a chartered accountant, cost
accountant and certified derivative analyst.

Brad Rachmiel has 19 years of public accounting and consulting experience. He
joined Protiviti in 2002 and is the leader of the firm's Public Company
Transformation practice for the central U.S. region. Rachmiel has an MBA from
the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University and a
bachelor's degree in accountancy from Indiana University.

Ryan Rubin joined Protiviti in 2007 and leads the IT Consulting Security and
Privacy practice in the U.K. He has more than 15 years of consulting and
management experience advising global organizations on information security
risk management. He has both a master's and an honor's degree in computer
science, as well as a bachelor's degree in computer science and computational
applied mathematics from the University of Witwatersrand.

Andrew Struthers-Kennedy is a seasoned professional who specializes in
internal audit and risk management. He focuses primarily on the delivery of
technology consulting, internal audit and financial advisory services to
clients. Struthers-Kennedy has a master's degree in information security from
the University of Westminster and a bachelor's degree in physics from the
University of Bristol.

Andy Willis is part of Protiviti's Internal Audit and Financial Advisory
solution. With more than 17 years of experience, he specializes in internal
audit and risk management with a focus on businesses in the energy and
utilities industry. Willis has a master's degree in electrical and electronic
engineering from Birmingham 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 more than 20
countries, Protiviti has served more than 35 percent of FORTUNEĀ® 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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