CHICAGO, February 8, 2017 – AArete LLC, a leading management consulting firm, has promoted Duane Harrington, a managing director since 2009, to the role of Senior Managing Director and leader of the Healthcare Payer Practice.

Harrington’s responsibilities include growing AArete’s healthcare payer footprint, building its services and solutions, and developing the next generation of talent. Harrington has been instrumental in positioning AArete as a trusted advisor to both commercial and government sponsored health plans, and he has worked closely with those plans, managed care organizations and administrators on a variety of performance improvement and operational matters.

“There is no better business advisor than Duane when it comes to addressing the pain points of healthcare payer organizations,” said Loren Trimble, President and Chief Executive Officer of AArete. “He’s relentlessly focused on client service, delivering value-based results and improving profitability, and we’re excited about his future contributions and leadership in this new role.”

“I am honored to be a part of AArete’s success across a wide array of industries,” said Harrington. “I look forward to continuing to bring value to our clients, our teams and our company.”

Before joining AArete in 2009, Harrington worked at Huron Consulting Group and Arthur Andersen. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

About AArete

AArete is a management consulting firm that specializes in 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 strategic cost reduction methodologies, advanced 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