CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AArete, a leading global management and technology consulting firm, is pleased to announce that three members of its Healthcare practice – Leslie Lotano-Saba, SueEllen Carroll and Jeff Schacht – have been promoted to managing directors. The promotions reflect the strong dedication and results that these leaders have demonstrated to their clients and AArete colleagues.
“Leslie, SueEllen and Jeff are highly respected by AArete’s healthcare clients, and we congratulate them on their well-earned promotions,” said Loren Trimble, AArete CEO. “By promoting from within, we reward our high-performing team members while enabling deeper long-term client partnerships. I know these three new managing directors will continue to serve as champions for our people, clients and company.”
Leslie Lotano-Saba (managing director and leader of AArete’s Pharmacy Solutions practice) has more than 35 years of experience in leading managed care pharmacy programs within payers and PBMs. She is recognized for her expertise and impact in assisting health plans, PBMs, technology, and clinical care organizations to address strategic and operational issues and improve performance. Prior to AArete, Leslie served as the president of Saba and Associates, COO of Clinical Support Services, senior vice president for Amerigroup (now Elevance Health), and vice president for Horizon NJ Health. She is an active member of AMCP, CHIEF, WBL, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Leslie earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Union College (Clarkson University) and attended the Wharton School Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders.
SueEllen Carroll (managing director) partners with clients to drive enterprise value through strategic profitability improvement and process re-engineering. She has worked in healthcare for over a decade and brings a wide range of experiences across the payer, provider and pharmacy industries. SueEllen leads teams to deliver excellence across all functional areas through strategic growth initiatives, cost management, and efficient resource utilization. In 2023, she was recognized by Consulting Magazine as a Rising Star for Excellence in Healthcare Strategy Consulting. SueEllen is an active member of Women Business Leaders in Healthcare (WBL) and holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, a Post-Baccalaureate in Biology and Pre-Medicine from Loyola University of Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and a Lean Daily Management certificate in Healthcare from the University of Michigan.
Jeff Schacht (managing director) partners with healthcare payer clients to achieve profitability improvement, operational improvement, and M&A synergies. He has an extensive background in improving cost of care and affordability, enhancing payer processes to drive improved outcomes at reduced cost, and positioning plans for sustainable growth. Jeff has worked with health plans ranging from community nonprofits to national multi-line payers in delivering transformative improvements to better and more efficiently serve their membership. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.
AArete is a global management and technology consulting firm specializing in driving profitability improvement, digital transformation, and strategy & change for clients. Our cross-industry solutions are powered by a digital-first mindset, market intelligence, and data-driven approach to deliver purposeful change, actionable insights, and guaranteed results. We work across all industries and business functions to optimize profits in a compressed timeframe. AArete humanizes data by translating numbers into actionable insights, helping clients make better decisions and standing by their side to foster change with confidence, empathy and purpose. Learn more at AArete.com or follow us @AArete on LinkedIn.