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Life at AArete

At AArete, we’re energized by data. Our consultants are strategic visionaries who are passionate about delivering impactful change to our clients by providing driven by data and analytics. With a stewardship mindset, we aim to reach our full potential together — while making sure to have some fun along the way.

Employee Spotlight

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM) and as part of our ongoing commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, we’ve connected with our colleagues who identify as Asian, Asian American and/or Pacific Islander to provide a platform to share their personal backgrounds, identities to amplify their voices in our organization though employee spotlights. Our next feature is Risha Javines, Consultant at AArete.

Risha Javines
New York City, New York

Diversity & Inclusion

Our business is all about people — and our diversity makes us stronger. We believe diverse people generate diverse ideas, helping us enhance the quality of work we deliver to our clients. And our inclusive culture contributes to our growth and success.


Rising Stars of the Profession

AArete’s leadership has been named to Consulting Magazine’s “Rising Stars of the Profession” list for four consecutive years. Kevin Byrnes, Paul Schuhmacher, Jackie Ferguson and Maulik Bhagat have been named.

Fast Fifty

AArete was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast Fifty” list in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2016.

Fastest Growing Private Company in America

AArete was named to the Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for four consecutive years in 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Best Places to Work

AArete was named to Crain’s Chicago Business list of Best Places to Work in 2020, 2019 and 2017.

Top Workplaces

The Chicago Tribune named AArete to its 2019, 2018 and 2017 list of Top Workplaces.

Top 25 Consultants

Managing Director Katie O’Connell was named to Consulting Magazine’s 2018 list of Top 25 Consultants for her excellence in leadership.

Fastest Growing Firms

AArete was named to Consulting Magazine’s Fastest Growing Firms list in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

Best Small Firm to Work For

AArete was recognized as one of the Best Small firms to Work for by Consulting Magazine in 2018.

Top Company Cultures

AArete was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2018 as a Top Company Culture among medium-sized companies.

Top Consulting Firms to Work For & Top Consulting Firms in North America

AArete was recognized by Vault Magazine as one of 50 Best Firms to Work For in 2020, and as a Top Consulting Firm in North America with Best Culture and Work/Life Balance in 2019.

CFO of the Year

FEI awarded Skip Behm, CFO of AArete, as the CFO of the year for a private mid-sized company.

Global Leaders in Consulting, Excellence in Innovation

Consulting Magazine awarded CEO of AArete, Loren Trimble, with an Excellence in Innovation award as part of the “Global Leaders in Consulting” list.

Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces in Chicago™ 2020

AArete was recognized by Great Place to Work as one of the Best Workplaces in Chicago 2020.


AArete CEO Loren Trimble was recognized by Consulting United States as a top CEO in the consulting industry.

Forbes 2021 America’s Best Management Consulting Firm

AArete was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s best management consulting firms in 2021.

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