University of Pittsburgh

Darren Jones (CBA '00)

Darren Jones

Associate Director, Protiviti Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pa. and New York, NY
2011 CBA Outstanding Alumnus Honoree

As an Associate Director at Protiviti Inc.—a global business consulting and internal audit firm—Darren Jones (CBA '00) provides leadership to the company's Pittsburgh and Cleveland offices, including its Business Consulting and Internal Audit practices. He is transitioning to a similar role in the firm's New York City office.

Jones is a Certified Internal Auditor with audit and consulting experience across multiple industries, including life sciences, health care, financial services, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and energy. Prior to joining Protiviti, he worked as an internal audit manager for Schering-Plough Corporation, a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical manufacturer that has since merged with Merck & Co., Inc. Jones began his career as a consultant with the metropolitan New York Technology Risk Consulting practice of Arthur Andersen LLP.

An active College of Business Administration (CBA) alumnus, teaches as an adjunct faculty member in the accounting area, and is a strong ally to CBA's Career Services office. He was instrumental in Protiviti's decision to expand its recruiting to CBA and his advocacy on behalf of CBA students has lead to a great many internship and full-time job opportunities at Protiviti and elsewhere. Jones has volunteered at a number of CBA events and assisted with both professional networking and leadership development. He is also an active volunteer and mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc.