This week Protiviti turns 14 years old!! This milestone naturally gives rise to reflect on our firm’s history and a fair bit of marveling at how far we’ve come since those early days. In case you’re curious, we pulled together a (very) abbreviated timeline of memorable moments in our firm’s history. Enjoy!


  • April: Robert Half International announces intention to hire partners and other employees from Arthur Andersen’s U.S. internal audit and business risk consulting practices.
  • May:Agreement between Robert Half International and Arthur Andersen is complete, and 760 employees – including 59 Andersen partners – become Protiviti’s early employees.
  • June:Protiviti launches its “Say i to Protiviti” marketing campaign, stressing the importance of auditor independence.

say i revised

  • July: President George W. Bush signs the Sarbanes-Oxley Act into law, sparking Protiviti’s foray into what we now call SOX work.
  • October: KnowledgeLeader, our knowledge sharing site, launches.


  • Protiviti expands into non-US offices and officially commences its global footprint.


  • May: Protiviti celebrates one year in business!
  • June: Protiviti launches the SarbOx Portal to help companies improve corporate governance within their organizations and achieve compliance. The tool would later evolve into today’s Governance Portal.

goverence portal


  • Protiviti continues to expand its global foot print by opening additional global offices.
  • Protiviti has its first nine-figure quarter, reaching $100M in global revenue. All employees around the world receive an iPod with a commemorative inscription.



  • July: Protiviti acquires Lender Advisory Services practice from Philadelphia-based RSM McGladrey.
  • Protiviti opens 12 additional offices across the Globe.



  • February: Protiviti acquires Canada-based Creative Options and Radius, industry leaders in loss prevention and employee awareness training ‑ now known as the Policy & Strategy Communication practice.
  • March: Protiviti Acquires data forensics firm.
  • December: Protiviti consolidates its public sector operations into wholly owned subsidiary Protiviti Government Services, which in turn acquires Alexandria-based Enspier Technologies for expanded IT offerings.
  • Offices open in seven additional locations both internationally and within the US.


  • April: Protiviti acquires PENTA and offers bankruptcy and restructuring services.
  • May: Protiviti celebrates its five-year anniversary; Managing Directors share stories about the firm’s founding via a special video for employees and everyone receive a commemorative Lucite.

Tiv 5 Years


  • The global financial crisis hits, impacting businesses around the world. Protiviti begins issuing the “Financial Crisis Bulletin” to provide clients information and guidance related to the economic downturn.

Global Crisis

  • Protiviti is named by BusinessWeek as a “Best Place to Launch a Career” for the 3rd consecutive year.


  • June: Cory Gunderson is the first Protiviti employee to be named to Consulting magazine’s ‘Top 25 Consultants’ list. Protiviti has claimed a spot on six subsequent lists: Jim DeLoach (2011), Jim Armetta (2012), Jim Pajakowski (2013), Carol Beaumier (2014), Kim Dickerson (2015), and Scott Redfearn (2016).

Cory Gunderson


  • June: Protiviti hosts it’s Intern Challenge in Orlando, FL for the first time!

2010 intern class

  • Protiviti China receives the “Most Trusted Internal Control Service Provider” Award from CFO World Magazine.
  • Protiviti Japan receives the SAP Award of Excellence in the “SAP Business Objects GRC Award” category.



  • “Intern Turned Recruiter” Eujin, stars in a video about Loyal Clients which is an important cornerstone of Protiviti.
  • Protiviti alum and Lady Antebellum band member, Dave Haywood returns to Protiviti to present a platinum record dedicated to Protiviti.


  • Protiviti is named for the first time by Symplicty as one of the “Best Places to Work for Recent Grads”.


  • May: Protiviti celebrates its 10-year anniversary!
  • December: Protiviti acquires SusQtech to expand the firm’s SharePoint services.
  • Protiviti is named as a “Top 100 Employer” by Diversity Employers


  • Named to Achievers “50 Most Engaged Workplaces”



  • July: First U.S. Intern Day of Service takes place in 25 locations across the country. The day totals 38,588 service hours, 47 of which come from the Houston office’s volunteer work assembling care packages for a military group serving in Afghanistan.

2014 Interns Troops

  • September: Protiviti named a “Best Firm to Work For” by Consulting magazine!

Consulting Mag 2014

  • November: Protiviti launches global i on Hunger initiative to provide one million meals for those in need.


  • March: Protiviti Named to the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the first time!
  • June: President & CEO Joe Tarantino is named one of Glassdoor’s 50 Highest Rated CEOs.

Joe T CEO Glassdoor

  • June: i on Hunger reaches initial goal of delivering one million meals to hungry people around the world ahead of plan!
  • November: Protiviti acquires Decision First Technologies to expand its business intelligence and data analytics services.
  • Global quarterly revenue surpasses $200M for the first time in Q3.


  • March: Protiviti jumps up to #57 on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list!

2 million meals

  • March: i on Hunger program surpasses the two-million meal mark at the Advanced Consulting Challenge in Scottsdale.

Congratulations to our entire team on an incredibly strong 14 years! We cannot wait to see what 15 has in store! 


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