MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Perry Keating has joined global consulting firm Protiviti as a managing director in its Security and Privacy practice. Based in the firm’s Washington D.C. area office, he focuses on helping clients grow their businesses through the effective deployment of technology and addressing their most pressing security concerns.
Keating brings to the firm more than 25 years of international technology consulting experience with some of the world’s largest professional services companies. His expertise includes cybersecurity, cloud, analytics, IT resiliency and IT diligence as part of mergers and acquisitions across private and public sectors. His industry expertise includes aerospace and defense (GovCon), U.S. federal government, high technology (software) and telecommunications.
Most recently, Keating served as chief operating officer at Blue Canopy Group, where he helped grow its cybersecurity, cloud, data analytics and technology-managed services. He was formerly a partner at a Big Four accounting firm and has held leadership roles at Avaya, Agilex and Oracle. Keating also served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers.
“Perry’s enthusiasm and attention to delivering measured business results for clients on large, complex technology programs sets him apart in the marketplace. He is highly effective in focusing on core issues and the challenges that executive teams are confronting on a daily basis to protect their sensitive data and operations from cyber threats,” said Kurt Underwood, managing director with Protiviti and global leader of its technology consulting practice. “I’m pleased to be working with Perry again,” added Underwood referring to partner roles he and Keating held in a Big Five firm twenty years ago. “Today, Perry joins a larger global group of technology experts who are trusted advisors to our clients’ C-suites and boards.”
Keating is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM); the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA); the Army Engineer Association (AEA); the Association of the United States Army (AUSA); the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); and the Reserve Officers Association (ROA). He is also an active volunteer and supporter of several non-profit organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and the United Services Organization (USO). He holds an MBA from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tulane University.
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