Protiviti’s Ashley Hartley Named a ‘Top Women Leader’ in Consulting!

Way to go, Ashley! Congratulations on being named to Consulting magazine’s “2018 Women Leaders in Consulting” list. This annual list honors and recognizes top female executives whose contributions and influence have made a profound impact on the consulting industry, their firms, and clients. Ashley is one of 13 women chosen by Consulting magazine.

Ashley, who joined Protiviti when it was founded in 2002, began her career with Arthur Andersen. There, she cut her digital teeth and was responsible for developing the firm’s internal audit web portal. She holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. and a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Pomona College in California.

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Ashley in India with PKIC team members


An energetic, curious, and respected leader, Ashley’s dedication to knowledge sharing, developing collaboration tools, advancing new thinking, and addressing client needs continues to shape Protiviti into a digital leader in the industry. In an ingenious effort to build a leading knowledge management capability that supports global knowledge sharing and feeds the information needs of our people and clients, Ashley helped establish KnowledgeLeader in 2002. The resource currently serves more than 4,000 paid subscribers and contains a repository of downloadable audit programs, checklists, tools, resources, and best practices.

To further strengthen Protiviti’s knowledge capabilities, in 2009 Ashley helped build Protiviti’s India-based Knowledge and Innovation Center (PKIC), which functions as the firm’s in-house research team providing custom research, studies, bench-marking, and profiles for client engagements. She currently oversees the team of researchers, designers, creatives, and knowledge managers and under her leadership, PKIC has grown tenfold since its inception and is viewed internally as an integral part of Protiviti’s success.

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Ashley and some more PKIC team members during a dinner outing in India

“Being named to this list is very exciting and an incredible honor. The work we do here at Protiviti continues to be so rewarding, and I really enjoy finding new ways to help our firm and our clients solve problems. It gives me great pride to know the collective efforts and contributions of the Knowledge Services team are being recognized and celebrated.”

Ashley joins an illustrious group of past Protiviti women leaders recognized by Consulting magazine on this list, including: Senior Managing Director Nancy Pechloff (2017), EVP of Diversity and Inclusion Susan Haseley (2016), Managing Director Yasumi Taniguchi (2015), Managing Director Shaheen Dil (2014), and EVP of Finance and Operations Barbara Rothenstein (2013).

Congratulations, Ashley!



*this information was repurposed from Protiviti’s internal platform i on Protiviti*

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