Protiviti's Bob Hirth Named Chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)

     Protiviti's Bob Hirth Named Chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring
               Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)

PR Newswire

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 4, 2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Hirth, a senior managing
director with Protiviti (, a global consulting firm, has
been named chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the
Treadway Commission (COSO), the organization that provides thought leadership
and guidance on internal control, enterprise risk management, and fraud


"I am thrilled to become the chairman of COSO and look forward to
communicating with many organizations and individuals on the key enhancements
to and benefits of the recently revised COSO Internal Control Framework," said
Hirth. "I also look forward to working with all of COSO's sponsoring
organizations and the many other firms and professionals who have contributed
to COSO in developing and disseminating additional thought leadership
materials on topics relevant to and aligned with our mission. My last eleven
years at Protiviti have been a critical part of preparing me for this
leadership role and for delivering on COSO's mission and focus on risk
management, internal control and fraud deterrence."

"We congratulate Bob for being selected to lead COSO, and I know he will do an
outstanding job to help fulfill its mission," said Joseph Tarantino, Protiviti
president and CEO. "Bob's extensive experience and knowledge of internal
audit, plus his tireless work ethic, ensure that COSO is in good hands."

A founding member of Protiviti and leading industry voice on issues
surrounding risk management and internal controls, Hirth's selection was
driven in part by his professional prowess, adept public speaking and
leadership skills, and commitment to organizational success achieved through
effective governance practices.

Hirth was chosen by the committee following an extensive four-month search
process. He will succeed current COSO chair David Landsittel, who has served
since 2009. Hirth will serve a three-year term, which began June 1, and will
remain located in San Francisco.

Hirth has more than 25 years of professional services experience working with
a broad range of global, public and local private organizations in a variety
of industries, helping them manage their most significant business risks and
issues. During his career, he has served as executive vice president for
global internal audit for Protiviti and is currently serving a two-year term
(2012-2013) on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board (PCAOB). He is a member of Financial Executives International
(FEI) and The Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA). In March 2013, Hirth was
inducted into The Institute of Internal Auditors' Hall of Distinguished Audit

About Protiviti Inc.

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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