AArete, a Chicago-based management consulting firm, announced a realignment of its organizational structure and a series of key leadership appointments.
The realignment will position the company to continue its global growth and take advantage of a series of technology acquisitions, according to a company statement.
Acquisitions of technology companies from AArete over the past three years include UK-based Dsquaredi and US-based Third I.
The new leadership appointments focus on business development, innovation, DEI, technology consulting and advisory services for industries particularly affected by the pandemic.
“The environment and the needs of our customers are changing rapidly. AArete is committed to expanding the way we deliver value to customers and to helping unlock the potential that comes their way, ”said Loren Trimble, CEO of AArete. “Our new structure and exceptional leadership team will accelerate the growth of our clients and ensure their resilience.
The consulting firm has made the following appointments effective January 5, 2022.
Duane Harrington, Senior General Manager, is now responsible for business development.
Tim lefkowicz, Senior Managing Director, is responsible for the international growth strategy, with additional oversight of client services in regulated industries, including financial services and government.
Katie O’Connell, Senior Managing Director, is the practice leader of the company’s consumer industries, which includes retailers, healthcare providers, higher education institutions and transportation companies.
Jackie ferguson, general manager and Mark O’Hara, Managing Director, are co-practice leaders in the healthcare payers industry.
Bhrugu Pangé, general manager and John carey, Managing Director, are co-leaders of the digital and technology practice, which provides services in the areas of strategy, application modernization, cloud, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
Marie turner, Managing Director, is at the head of Payment Intelligence – overseeing engagements that help clients optimize the accuracy, quality and compliance of payment processes.
Madhav Nadendla, Managing Director, is the leader in systems platform integrations.
Maulik Bhagat, Managing Director, is the new innovation leader for the company, focusing on incubating new solutions, partnerships and technologies for client projects, as well as promoting a ‘corporate mindset’. ‘innovation’ throughout the company.
The firm also made two appointments in its diversity, equity and inclusion function.
Liz Levy, Managing Director, is now the head of AArete’s DCI Center of Excellence, championing the company’s commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
Kevin Byrnes, Managing Director, leads the company’s support system to accelerate mentoring and professional development for new and existing employees.
“Our team members power our business,” added Trimble. “It is imperative that we create distinctive, sustainable and inclusive experiences for our colleagues to thrive. “
Founded in 2008, AArete provides consulting services in strategy, profitability improvement, data and analysis and technology to clients in various industries. The company has more than 400 people in offices in the United States, United Kingdom and India.