Katie, 31, joined AArete in 2008 as one of the company’s founding members. O’Connell has nearly 10 years of experience consulting on cost reduction efforts and other procurement and operational improvement services across a variety of industries. Additionally, she has deep experience in non-salary cost reduction across numerous commodity areas. Prior to joining AArete, Katie was a manager in Huron Consulting Group’s Strategic and Operational consulting practice.
Loren Trimble, AArete’s CEO and co-founder stated, “I am extremely excited to have Katie joining our senior management team. Katie has been a key component to the substantial growth we have achieved over the last four years. She has an unparalleled passion to driving non-salary cost reduction to our clients.”
Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and a Master of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Notre Dame.