SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Schuchardt has relocated to the San Francisco office of Protiviti ( www.protiviti.com), a global consulting firm, to lead the firm's Western Region financial services practice. In this new role, Schuchardt, a managing director who previously served in Protiviti's Chicago office, will build upon the West Coast team's expertise in credit risk, operational risk, model risk, Basel II/III, capital and liquidity management, enterprise risk management (ERM), and regulatory compliance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090115/AQTH541LOGO) "We're fortunate to have Mike join the West Coast team as we continue to expand our financial services industry and risk and compliance practices," said Gordon Tucker, a Protiviti managing director responsible for the firm's San Francisco Bay Area market. "As a member of our global financial services leadership team, Mike will play a vital role in helping us better serve the large, diverse financial services marketplace." Schuchardt brings extensive expertise in risk and business issues pertinent to the financial services industry, including credit and operational risk. Prior to joining Protiviti in 2002, Schuchardt worked for GE Capital, managing credit operations and leading internal consulting projects in the Six Sigma program. He has also worked for a Big Four accounting firm and has held operational leadership positions with several large financial institutions. Schuchardt holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Illinois. He is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified and a member of The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Risk Management Association. About ProtivitiProtiviti ( www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti has served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE® 1000 and Global 500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is a member of the S&P 500 index.