Protiviti's Jim Pajakowski Honored as a 2013 Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine

 Protiviti's Jim Pajakowski Honored as a 2013 Top 25 Consultant by Consulting

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 8, 2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Protiviti (,
a global consulting firm, today announced that Jim Pajakowski, executive vice
president of global services, has been named one of the "2013 Top 25
Consultants" by Consulting magazine, which recognizes individuals making the
greatest impact on clients and within their firms.


Pajakowski is being honored in the Excellence in Leadership category. "Jim is
tireless, team-oriented and creative, with a leadership mentality and business
acumen that makes him a respected leader in our firm," said Protiviti
President and CEO Joseph Tarantino. "He has helped guide Protiviti from a
determined newcomer in 2002 to a global consultancy that provides expert
solutions to companies in more than 20 countries. The entire Protiviti family
is extremely proud of Jim and congratulates him for this honor."

Based in Protiviti's Chicago office, Pajakowski manages the delivery of the
firm's services in the areas of finance, operations, technology, governance,
risk, and internal audit and controls. With his skill set honed over 30 years
of experience, Pajakowski's more recent accomplishments include engineering
Protiviti's consulting strategy, including its methodology and training
program, as well as leading Protiviti's acquisition of two IT consulting
companies. Previously, Pajakowski was a partner at Arthur Andersen where he
began his career in 1982. Active in the community, Pajakowski is secretary of
the Salvation Army's advisory board in Chicago. He is also a member of the
Chicago Economics Club.

In the Consulting profile of Pajakowski published in the magazine's May
edition, he commented on the biggest factor of his success: "A strong team and
focus on developing others and supporting their success." Profiles of the 2013
honorees, including more about Pajakowski's perspective on success and
excellence, are available here.

"We were incredibly impressed with the 400 or so nominations we received this
year. Each year, the Top 25 nominations get stronger, and this year was no
different. In fact, we had a lot more client nominations than we normally do,
which is fantastic," says Consulting Editor and Publisher Joe Kornik. "And,
the type of client work has shifted. Companies have grown tired of
cost-cutting and have transitioned back into growth mode. They are investing
again, and are looking to consultants to help them grow their business. That's
great news for the profession."

Consulting magazine will celebrate the Top 25 honorees at its annual awards
dinner on June 20, 2013, in New York City. Pajakowski joins an elite Protiviti
group of past Top 25 Consultant winners recognized by the magazine, including
Managing Directors Jim Armetta (2012), Jim DeLoach (2011) and Cory Gunderson

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
FORTUNE Global 500^® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing
companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government

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.

SOURCE Protiviti

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