Arete Wins Competitive Bidding Contract with E&I Cooperative Services

AArete will help higher education E&I members optimize performance, contain costs, and diversify revenue

CHICAGO, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At Aretea global management and technology consulting firm, is proud to announce its new competitively solicited contract with E&I Cooperative Services to serve its network of educational members to address the challenges of affordability, sustainability and student/alumni engagement by leveraging innovative thinking and digital transformation.

E&I Cooperative Services is the only non-profit, member-owned supply cooperative focused exclusively on the needs of education. As a new contracted E&I provider, AArete is committed to supporting its mission by helping education systems control costs and diversify revenue through the transformation of digital operations and experiences for students, alumni, and alumni. donors.

AArete Higher Education Practice Leaders Jean Marchisin and Tyler Higgin are invested in meeting the needs and experiences of students while containing costs, improving the quality of education and improving operational efficiency. “The pandemic has accelerated the need for universities to transform to meet student needs, refocus on their financial sustainability, and adapt to a business model that allows them to make quick decisions in response to an ever-changing landscape. evolution. the various elements that support attainable and sustainable outcomes,” noted Marchisin. “Developing a proactive strategy by adopting a digital and technology-driven approach is necessary.”

This strategic relationship will elevate shared organizational missions to continue to support universities meaningfully and effectively. “AArete thrives on taking an agile approach to enabling deliberate change,” said Tyler Higgingeneral manager of AArete.

With years of experience in education consulting serving a range of higher education institutions, including existing E&I members, AArete is well placed to help universities contain costs by helping to strategize forward-thinking digital technology and roadmap. By taking this targeted approach to meet the growing needs of educational institutions, AArete looks forward to partnering with E&I members and continuing to serve the education sector.

About AArete
AArete is a global management and technology consulting firm specializing in strategic profitability improvement, digital transformation and consulting services. Our cross-industry solutions leverage modern technology, market intelligence and Big Data to drive targeted change and actionable results. We work across all industries and business functions to maximize operational efficiencies in a reduced time frame. AArete humanizes data by translating numbers into actionable insights, helping customers make better decisions, and standing by their side to drive change with confidence, empathy, and determination. For more information, visit or follow us @AArete on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About E&I Cooperative Services
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only non-profit member-owned supply cooperative focused exclusively on serving education. E&I delivers unparalleled value and an exceptional member experience through a broad portfolio of competitively solicited contracts with industry-leading vendors as well as innovative sourcing solutions. The Cooperative empowers its members to make informed, analytics-based decisions to capture more spend and maximize their education dollars. For more information, please visit


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