Brian Christensen is Protiviti’s Executive Vice President, Global Internal Audit. In this role, he is the global leader of the firm’s Internal Audit and Financial Controls Solution and is responsible for the development and execution of Protiviti’s internal audit products. Christensen has more than 25 years of experience in helping clients increase the value of their internal audit function. This includes overall responsibility for internal audit efforts ranging from co-sourcing to full outsourcing relationships, including communication with management and audit committees around risk and risk-related matters.
A founding managing director of Protiviti when it was formed in 2002, Christensen has held various leadership roles in the firm’s solution and operation groups prior to his current responsibilities. Before Protiviti, Christensen was a partner with Arthur Andersen. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a CPA. Christensen is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and he is a frequent speaker on auditing and risk topics at national conferences. During his career, Christensen has served in leadership roles with organizations that include the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement and the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association.