CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2019 -- AArete, a global management consulting firm, welcomes Michael Davison to the firm and announces his appointment as Vice President of Finance. In this role, Michael will be leading the Finance, Planning and Accounting functions to efficiently serve AArete's business needs as it offers increasing value to its clients.

Skip Behm, AArete CFO & Managing Director, said, "Michael brings to our company an abundance of demonstrated skills as a finance leader experienced in translating business strategy into actionable operating plans focused on value creation—one of our key goals. We look forward to his contributions helping us grow and better serve our clients."

Before joining AArete in January, Michael had more than 21 years of experience working in various financial roles, including Affiliate Controller and Senior Manager at The Boston Consulting Group and Chief Financial Officer at Grenzebach Glier and Associates. Most recently, he was a self-employed Corporate Financial Consultant, helping clients drive profitable growth by developing financial metrics, scorecards and reporting that measure the true drivers of their businesses. Michael holds an MBA in Management from Northwestern University, an MBA with a Finance concentration from DePaul University, and a B.S. degree in Accounting from Valparaiso University.

"I am very excited to join a firm so prominent in driving tangible results for clients and so passionate about its people. I'm looking forward to leveraging my financial experience to deepen AArete's leadership capabilities," Michael said.

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 www.aarete.com.