CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2019 -- AArete, a global management consulting firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Tyler Higgins, Sean Maharaj and Paul Schuhmacher to the position of Managing Director and Mike Kim to the position of Vice President of Data and Analytics. These newly promoted executives bring deep experience in strategic cost reduction, process improvement, team-oriented problem-solving and market intelligence research to AArete's engagements.

"These promotions reflect our company's commitment to excellence and I am excited to acknowledge such talented and well-regarded individuals as they take on new roles within our company," said AArete CEO, Loren Trimble. "All of them are being recognized for their ability to help AArete's clients become more profitable through their focus on performance-based results and their commitment to growing our firm."

Trimble added, "I am eager to continue working with this group to build on their successes and continue to develop new solutions that will help our clients reach their long-term business goals. I congratulate them on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to their continued leadership within AArete."

The three new Managing Directors are based out of AArete's Los Angeles office as part of the firm's expanding reach in the West Coast. Mike Kim is based out of the Chicago office. Each individual brings a breadth of client experience and strategic advisory capabilities across a range of industries, including healthcare, retail, transportation and financial services, with a focus on using digital and data solutions to drive client improved performance.

About AArete
AArete is a global management consulting firm that specializes in data-driven operational performance improvement and strategic cost reduction. We work with our clients across all industries and business functions to optimize their profits in a compressed timeframe and without reducing people. AArete identifies and implements significant bottom line improvements through sourcing methodologies, Big Data analytics, proprietary revenue cycle optimization techniques, and the Knowledge Management Center™, an internal intellectual property repository with benchmarking data and industry focused studies. For more information, visit