Loren is the president and cofounder of AArete, his primary focus is creating and molding AArete’s business solutions, while also helping clients achieve short term and long term goals related to profit improvement. In addition to Loren’s client focus, he also plays a significant role in thought leadership for the firm and is at the core of AArete’s Knowledge Management Center™. Loren’s most important responsibility is one that he performs daily, demonstrating the passion for excellence with AArete personnel and our clients. Loren started the Strategic Sourcing services for Arthur Andersen developing the methodology and refining the approach through numerous client engagements. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Iowa. Loren is a member of Sourcing Interest Group, AICPA, ILCPA and Rotary International.