The 2017 Rising Stars of the Profession: Angelo Poulikakos


Angelo Poulikakos

Protiviti Excellence in Client Service Age: 34

The last few years for Angelo Poulikakos have been very challenging and demanding, as he has been pursuing his MBA, raising his and his wife’s firstborn, and adapting to the responsibilities of being a Director at Protiviti. How’d it all work out? Well, he’s now also one of Consulting’s Rising Stars of the Profession.

“Protiviti’s culture of reward and recognition has been exceptional, and receiving this award is a significant personal achievement that I’m extremely appreciative for,” he says. “However, none of this would have ever been possible without the relentless support, commitment and patience of my wife, Jaslynn.”

Poulikakos is a director in Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice, specializing in technology risk. He leads the annual IT audit and compliance programs for several Fortune 500 companies and the IT control remediation and implementation for both pre-IPOs and public companies. “Technology is constantly evolving and organizations’ risk profiles continue to intensify,” he says. “It’s exciting to be in such a dynamic field where I can help my clients face the future confidently, while simultaneously building long-term relationships based on trust and delivering exceptional memories.”

Nothing gives him greater satisfaction than working alongside his Protiviti team of managers that were once interns and entry-level consultants, he says. “It’s very fulfilling to be a part of their professional growth, as I watch them confidently lead meetings with C-level executives and solve complex business problems in the area I specialize in, which is technology risk,” he says.

Meanwhile, he says he’s been fortunate to work “with a leadership team that has invested in my career development by giving me impactful and challenging client engagements.”

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