Protiviti president Joseph Tarantino named top CEO by Glassdoor

26 June 2018 2 min. read

Thanks to a strong corporate culture and rave reviews, Protiviti President Joseph Tarantino has been named one of Glassdoor’s top CEOs for 2018. It is the third time Tarantino, who has led the consulting firm for more than a decade, has received the honor.

Headquartered in Menlo, CA, Protiviti is a global consultancy with a specialized focus on risk, compliance, transactions, analytics, and auditing. Through the Protiviti Network – which includes independent Member Firms – the company has a presence in 20 countries worldwide.

For four years running the consulting firm has been ranked on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. In 2018 it rose to 46th spot, up from 80th last year. Fortune praised the firm for its approachable managers, flexible schedules and effective training workshops. Employees also expressed great satisfaction with healthcare and international travel options.

The goodwill extends to company president Joseph Tarantino who has been named a 2018 Glassdoor Top CEO. There are 100 leaders on the list, including McKinsey chief Dominic Barton, EY’s Mark Weinberger, Mike McGuire of Grant Thornton, Lynne Doughtie of KPMG, and Accenture’s Pierre Nanterme.

Joseph Tarantino , President - protiviti

All the leaders are awarded on the basis of voluntary employee reviews given through the Glassdoor website –formed in 2007 to allow employees to compare companies and make informed decisions about where they choose to work. Topping the rankings for 2018 is Eric Yuan – a Chinese national who leads San Francisco-based tech startup Zoom Video.

As for Tarantino, it is the Protiviti president’s third year on the list. He was one of the firm’s founders in 2002 and became CEO five years later. Under his leadership Protiviti has also been named among Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work and as an Employer Recruiting Champion by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

"Being recognized as a Top CEO by Glassdoor is one of my most meaningful career accomplishments," said Tarantino. "It confirms to me that our people feel valued and that they appreciate the culture we've built together. We're committed to fostering employee trust at Protiviti, and this honor tells me they believe in the strategy set by our leadership team."

"Winning a Glassdoor Top CEO award is a true acknowledgement of exceptional leadership, as it reflects the opinions of the employees who work with a chief executive every day," said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. "The best CEOs are inspiring, trustworthy, and innovative, and can be great motivators for people to bring their best selves to work."