Monday, October 20, 2014

Protiviti's Shaheen Dil Named One Of Consulting Magazine’s “Women Leaders in Consulting”

Shaheen Dil, Managing Director

We are thrilled to share that Shaheen Dil, Managing Director of our Model Risk & Capital Management practice, has been named to Consulting magazine’s 2014 "Women Leaders in Consulting” list!  Shaheen is recognized in the Leadership category for her exceptional teamwork and mentoring.

Shaheen has contributed so much to Protiviti since she joined us in 2012.  This includes growing, mentoring, and training her practice across the globe, participating in thought leadership initiatives, and speaking at external conferences and webinars that focus on her area of expertise.  

Shaheen will be honored in November, along with other leading women who have been selected for this recognition, at an awards dinner which Protiviti is helping to sponsor.  She will also be profiled in the December edition of Consulting magazine.

Congratulations, Shaheen!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Most Powerful Women In Banking

Protiviti attendees from left to right: Marie (Associate Director), Dolores (Managing Director), Heather (Associate Director), Pat (Executive Vice President), Sarah (Manager), Joe (CEO), Shaheen (Managing Director), Cory (Managing Director), Esther (Senior Manager), Jenna (Associate Director), Emily (Specialist), Adam (Vice President)

Protiviti was thrilled to be the platinum sponsor of last week’s Award Dinner to honor The Most Powerful Women in Banking.  Hosted by American Banker, this event took place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City and included an evening of cocktails, dinner, and most importantly, recognition of influential women in financial services.

Protiviti attendees included our CEO, Joe Tarantino; Executive Vice President, Pat Scott; and a number of professionals from our financial services practice, including leading women in our organization. 

For more information and video footage from the event, click here.  Congratulations to all of the individuals who were recognized!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Night Out In The Queen City

left to right:  Sean, Joe, Patrick, and Kaitlyn representing at the gala

Members of Protiviti’s Charlotte office recently attended the 3rd annual Red Tie Gala, hosted by the Young Professionals Society of the Ronald McDonald House.  Protiviti was a presenting sponsor of the event, which was a dinner and silent auction held at Founders Hall.  Above you can see our team decked out in their finest.  The evening was a success and we hope to continue our support in 2015!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Interview With A Talent Warrior

Elaine Poucher, Protiviti Recruiting Director

As we shared earlier this month, we are proud to call our recruiting director here at Protiviti (and my boss) a Glassdoor Talent Warrior.  Elaine is an influential leader within our organization and we are happy to see her recognized for the impact that she makes.

Glassdoor recognized Talent Warriors who weren’t afraid of taking risks, and that certainly describes Elaine. Elaine is a founding member of Protiviti and started her career in the Technology Risk Consulting side of the business. In 2005, she moved from the practice side of Protiviti into operations. “I was a bit worried my career would stall out,” she admits. “However, I have found that to be just the opposite. I have had amazing opportunities within recruiting and HR for career growth and development.”

Elaine is also extremely committed to her family – both her Protiviti family and her own. “If you ask my son what Mommy does for work, he says, ‘She talks on the phone.’ That’s pretty accurate.” Elaine communicates daily with her team of recruiters across the country, with top candidates, and with individuals in our practice with whom she partners. When asked what she enjoys most about her role, Elaine responds: “My team and the opportunity we have to make a direct impact on the bottom line.” She cites her proudest moments as ones when members of her recruiting team progress to management positions in the organization.

When she is not “talking on the phone”, Elaine is busy raising her two children, Nolan (3) and Ansley (7 months). She and her husband Dale work hard to balance their professional careers with their roles as parents. “I do have some crazy days from time to time and I have to ask for help,” says Elaine, “but Protiviti has been extremely supportive in helping me to manage both.” She looks to her mentor and Executive Vice President of HR, Scott Redfearn, for guidance as a working parent. “Scott is an amazing example of how you can have a successful career and still spend quality time with your family,” Elaine says. “He is supportive and empowering.”

We asked our Talent Warrior what advice she has for new consultants entering the workforce, and here’s what she had to say:

Say yes. Say yes to every new project opportunity. Accept every lunch invitation. Attend as many social and community service events as you can. Attend every professional development opportunity you possibly can. Ensure that you are taking advantage of every opportunity provided to you as you start and grow your career.”

Thanks for the powerful insights, Elaine, and congratulations again on your award!

-- Bridget

Thursday, September 25, 2014

How to Succeed In Employer Interactions Without Really Trying

As a student, you’ve spent hours perfecting your resume and practicing your elevator speech.   Our newest consultants were in your shoes just one year ago – so to help you nail the details, we asked a trio of recent hires for their advice.

-- Camille, San Francisco, UC-Berkeley alum

Invest your time and energy into learning more about the companies you are interested in, as well as the people who make up those companies. Whether you spend time reading up on the company, their industry, and their clients; participating in networking events/interviews; or simply reaching out to recruiters or professionals for more information about their experiences with the company, you’ll be glad you did. By doing these things, you’ll be getting a better idea of what to expect if and when you go to work for a particular firm, hopefully minimizing any surprises.  Additionally, you will spend a great deal of time at work, with your co-workers – it’s a worthwhile investment of time to get to know a few of them and see if you could picture yourself as part of the team, before you sign on.
-- Michael, Los Angeles, UC-Irvine alum

Find a company where you can see yourself sharing interests with coworkers outside of the office. Protiviti has provided me with a network of individuals who are driven, accomplished, and well-rounded. When you enjoy the people you work with, you will enjoy going to work!
-- Ally, San Francisco, Cal Poly alum

We hope that you find this helpful – for more inspiration, visit Protiviti Careers.  In the meantime, best of luck!

-- Kiristen