AArete is a consulting firm specializing in operational performance
improvement and strategic cost reduction. The firm achieves significant bottom line savings on their engagements through utilization of their
sourcing methodologies, expertise in
data-driven analytics, and the Knowledge Management Center an internal
intellectual property repository rich
with benchmarking data and industry
focused studies, says Loren Trimble,
CEO, President and Managing Director. With a 25 percent growth rate,
AArete is ranked No. 49 on Consulting’s Fastest Growing Firms list.
Consulting recently caught up with Trimble to discuss the firm’s performance.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your exceptional growth
rate between the years 2011
Trimble: The key factors for our
growth are: 1) having solutions that
are in high demand—we increase net
income without cutting people and
we save firms significant dollars. We
do this by using our unique 25 years
of built and developed market intelligence and proven methodologies
and big data analytics skills. Which
brings me to the other key growth
factor and that is: 2) our unparalleled
people; we hire the best and brightest
people to do our work with perfect
balance chemistry and skill then we
train them in our proven and unique
methodologies; and lastly, 3) we have
carefully selected clients that value
our services and our approach.
Consulting: How is 2015
shaping up for your firm?
Trimble: 2015 will be the best year
in the history of AArete by far. We
continue to have the savings meter
going at a higher speed than ever before, we have a fresh group of newly
hired people that have been rigorously trained in what we do and we
have three times as many clients as
we have in years past.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2016? Where do you see the
Trimble: The outlook for 2016
looks robust. Barring any significant
unforeseen environmental or eco-
nomic slowdown, 2016 should again
be a record year. The areas for the
largest demand looks to be anything
and everything to do with improving
earnings in the healthcare space.
Consulting: What do you see
as the biggest challenges for
your firm in 2016?
Trimble: The biggest challenge we
face at AArete is continuing to adapt
to the demand with the right solutions at the right time and for the
right industries. This takes relentless listening to our clients and swift
adaptation by our service delivery
teams. We have the core ingredients
with profit improvement, big data
analytics, unparalleled market intelligence, unique methodologies and
precise and gifted personnel.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms
mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Trimble: Being named by
Consulting magazine to one of the Fasting
Growing Firms helps us get the
message out that clients see us as
the consulting firm of the future. We
represent the change in the industry
that clients are looking. We bring dynamic and accelerated response time
with solutions that matter. These
solutions are grounded in proven
timeless methods, robust market intelligence and big data findings embedded in everything we do.