< Return To Firm Directory


Chicago, IL

AArete is a privately held global management consulting company. Founded in 2008, (pronounced “uh-reet”​), and based in Chicago, the firm has over 200 working professionals across locations in major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Denver, and Dallas, as well as London and India (Pune and Hyderabad).

AArete’s strength is using strategic profitability improvement, data-driven solutions, and market intelligence to drive client value. Its team of professionals work within a variety of industries and business functions, from manufacturing to legal, retail to healthcare, and much more in between. AArete quickly maximizes profits and humanizes data through the translation of numbers into actionable insights – helping clients make strategic and informed decisions, and closely working with them to cultivate change with confidence and purpose.

AArete’s competitive advantage lies within its use of digital data. The firm’s in-house data analysts that work in the Center of Data Excellence are a core aspect of their consulting process. They are responsible for helping companies adapt faster than competitors to dynamic markets. Additionally, cost reduction is one of the primary focuses – projects look to optimize supply chains and revenue without reducing headcount. The focus on data analytics goes hand-in-hand in achieving this desirable outcome. The firm also holds a data repository (Knowledge Management Center) which focuses on intellectual property, with industry-focused studies and benchmarking data to utilize when consulting on crucial IP matters.

Work life at AArete is a strategic balance of work and play—with many opportunities to bond with colleagues through biannual gatherings, opportunities to serve though volunteer programs, and organized sports-related events for employees. Some of the firm’s benefits include 401(k), donation matching, and a tuition reimbursement program.

Specialties of AArete include: Strategic Cost Reduction Services, Specialty Industry Services, Advisory Services, Strategic Profitability Improvement, Retail & Consumer Goods, and Transportation, Health, Financial Services, Logistics & Distribution, and Data Services.


  • Hyderabad
  • London Area
North America
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • New York Area
  • Dallas
  • Denver
[email protected], 1 312-585-0800
200 E Randolph Street, Ste 3010
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Firm Profile

Interested in more information? We have an in-depth firm profile on AArete.


AArete Salary
Undergraduate/Master’s Consultant Salary
  • Total Cash: up to $73,500