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Joseph A. Tarantino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph A. Tarantino has been the president and CEO of Protiviti, a global consulting firm, since December 2007. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide operations, with a global executive team reporting to him.
Tarantino has been with Protiviti since its inception in 2002. He served previously as managing director and head of the U.S. Northeast practice, and was also one of five founding members of the Protiviti Operating Committee, which was responsible during the company’s first five years for establishing Protiviti’s vision and strategy and overseeing financial and administrative matters for the organization. In addition, Tarantino previously led Protiviti’s Global Industry Program.
Tarantino has more than 30 years of experience working with a variety of organizations to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness and enhanced governance. Prior to Protiviti, Tarantino was the head of Arthur Andersen’s Financial Services Assurance practice for metropolitan New York, and he served on the North American and global leadership teams for the financial services industry. He has served clients in various industries with a specialization in banking, including managing internal and external audits, risk consulting engagements, due diligence assignments and large investigations.
Tarantino attended St. John’s University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Department of Accounting and Taxation. A community leader, he serves on the board and finance committees for Calvary Hospital in the Bronx and Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York as well as the Finance Council and Audit Committee of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In 2014, Tarantino was named one of the National Law Journal's “50 GRC Trailblazers and Pioneers” and in 2015 he was named one of the Top 50 Highest Rated CEOs by Glassdoor. 
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Carol M. Beaumier
Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Planning
Carol M. Beaumier is Protiviti's executive vice president, global strategic planning. She oversees and coordinates the efforts of Protiviti’s strategic planning initiatives to continuously improve how Protiviti serves clients, develops world-class consultants and achieves operational excellence.  She also oversees the Global Financial Services industry practice.  Beaumier previously served as executive vice president, global industry programs and leader of Protiviti’s Regulatory Risk Consulting practice. An experienced consultant and former bank regulator, Beaumier has extensive experience in a wide range of financial industry and regulatory issues. Beaumier has more than 30 years of experience as a financial services industry consultant. Before joining Protiviti, she was a partner in Arthur Andersen's Regulatory Risk Services practice and a managing director and founding partner of The Secura Group, where she headed the Risk Management practice. Before consulting, Beaumier spent 11 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where she was an examiner with a particular focus on multinational and international banks. She also served as executive assistant to the Comptroller, as a member of the OCC's senior management team, and as liaison for the Comptroller both inside and outside of the agency. Beaumier holds bachelor's and master's (Hon) degrees from Colby College and is a Trustee Emeriti of the College.
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Brian Christensen
Executive Vice President, Global Internal Audit
Brian Christensen is Protiviti's executive vice president, global internal audit. In this role, he is the global leader of the firm’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory Solution and is responsible for the development and execution of Protiviti’s internal audit products. Christensen has more than 25 years of experience in helping clients increase the value of their internal audit function. This includes overall responsibility for internal audit efforts ranging from co-sourcing to full outsourcing relationships, including communication with management and audit committees around risk and risk-related matters.
A founding managing director of Protiviti when it was formed in 2002, Christensen has held various leadership roles in the firm’s solution and operation groups prior to his current responsibilities. Before Protiviti, Christensen was a partner with Arthur Andersen. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a CPA. Christensen is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and he is a frequent speaker on auditing and risk topics at national conferences. During his career, Christensen has served in leadership roles with organizations that include the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement and the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association.
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Andrew Clinton
Executive Vice President, International Operations
Andrew Clinton is Protiviti’s executive vice president, international operations. Based in London, he oversees our European, Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions. Clinton is also a member of Protiviti’s Global Financial Services council, which drives the firm’s global strategy for serving financial services clients. Clinton has previously been responsible for the U.K. operation, the European operation and while based in Sydney, he was the market lead for financial services in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining Protiviti in 2007, Clinton was a partner at KPMG in London, where he had a number of roles including being a member of the Financial Services Consulting Executive with responsibility for the corporate and investment banking and investment management consulting business. During his time at KPMG, he also had cross P&L roles related to corporate transactions, account management and global networks.
Clinton has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on a wide spectrum of issues including strategy, business governance and large-scale change management. His primary focus is on assisting clients to manage change driven by regulatory matters, new business or operating models and corporate transactions.
Clinton holds a BA (Hons) degree in economics from the University of Exeter.
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James Pajakowski
Executive Vice President, Global Services
James Pajakowski is Protiviti's executive vice president, global risk and advisory services. He oversees the delivery of Protiviti's services in the areas of finance and transactions, operations, technology, litigation, governance, risk, and compliance. Pajakowski previously served as managing director and head of the Business Risk practice. He also was one of five founding members of the Protiviti Operating Committee, which was responsible for establishing Protiviti's vision and strategy and overseeing financial and administrative matters during the company's first five years.
Prior to Protiviti, Pajakowski was a partner with Arthur Andersen, where he started his career in 1982. He has more than 25 years of professional services experience working with both public and private companies in manufacturing, public utilities, professional services and other industries. Throughout his career, he has consulted with clients in a variety of areas, including due diligence, business process improvement, enterprise risk assessment, enterprise risk management, finance transformation, financial reporting process improvement, financial investigations and the execution of internal and external audits. Pajakowski holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana State University. He is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is a past president of the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis. Pajakowski currently serves on the boards of the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and the Salvation Army in Chicago.
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Scott Redfearn
Executive Vice President, HR
Scott Redfearn leads Protiviti's global human resources function and is responsible for all facets of human resources and talent management. Under his leadership, Protiviti has received national recognition as a great place to work on multiple occasions from publications including Fortune and Consulting magazines, and from companies including Glassdoor and Vault. Redfearn has also been responsible for developing a range of recruiting, onboarding, training, benefits and mobility programs. His global people strategy continues to provide innovative recognition, meaningful career experiences, work-life balance and flexible career alternatives for Protiviti employees.
Prior to joining Protiviti in 2007, Redfearn was a senior executive in human resources at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Redfearn was the senior HR architect for Accenture’s global Outsourcing business. In this role, he was responsible for creating value and improving organization performance by building a shared services environment for the Outsourcing business units covering the talent management cycle.
Redfearn holds a bachelor’s business administration degree in finance from Texas Tech University.
Redfearn was recognized as one of Consulting magazine’s 2016 Top 25 Consultants, an award that recognizes industry professionals who are making the greatest impact on clients and their respective firms.
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Patrick Scott
Executive Vice President, Global Industry and Client Programs
Patrick Scott is Protiviti's executive vice president, global industry and client programs. He oversees and coordinates the efforts of the Industry Program leadership, as well as guides the strategy for the program, which encompasses seven industries. Scott also leads Protiviti’s client cornerstone and  account management program, ensuring delivery on our promise to our clients and helping serve the complex needs of Protiviti’s largest clients around the world.
He previously served as regional managing director for the Central United States. He is an experienced consultant with more than 25 years of experience delivering internal audit solutions to clients in a variety of industries.  Prior to joining Protiviti as a founding managing director, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen.  Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.  He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).​