February 2, 2022
Allen Austin Announces New President Appointment
(Houston, TX) – Wednesday, February 2, 2022 – Allen Austin, a leading management consulting firm based in Houston, is thrilled to announce that Ari Cretu has been appointed President of the firm.
Ari joined Allen Austin in March of 2021 to launch an Interim Leadership & Project Consulting practice expanding the firm’s service offerings and capturing an underserved market. Along with the firm’s complementary core services-retained search and leadership advisory; the burgeoning interim practice has helped Allen Austin gain momentum with the 2021 market tailwinds and positioned the firm for stellar growth through 2022 and beyond. Consistent with Allen Austin’s purpose and passion centered around helping companies build cultures of peak performance, the firm recently onboarded additional partners with impressive pedigree and are seeking to add more in near term.
“Maintaining our upward trajectory requires a commitment to our culture and a disciplined approach to client service which allows us to be long-term partners and trusted advisors.” says Ari. Rob Andrews, Chairman & CEO said “Ari’s commitment to our purpose, mission, vision and values is evident in everything he does. We are excited to have him in this new role as we continue to build a powerful culture and lasting client relationships.
In his new post, Ari’s responsibilities include corporate development, forging external partnerships, championing DE&I causes and embedding them within the firm’s growth strategy, client origination, revenue production, and ensuring world-class quality execution across all engagements and service offerings. As a key member of Allen Austin’s leadership team, Ari assists in the strategic direction and tactical plans of the firm. Also remaining under Ari’s purview will be the Interim Leadership & Project Consulting practice.
Ari brings 15+ years of experience providing advisory and consulting services to start-ups, private equity-backed entities, and publicly traded enterprises. Ari has built a strong track record of assisting companies in identifying critical business issues and driving revenue growth across multiple service offerings, industries, and geographical markets. He prides himself on building longstanding partnerships with investors, owner-operators, management, and boards to deliver value to the organization.
About Allen Austin
Allen Austin is a global management consulting firm specializing in executive search, leadership advisory and interim & project consulting solutions. In an industry that has not innovated in over 100 years, Allen Austin delivers solutions based on Total Performance Leadership™, the nine principles that enable organizations to reach their highest potential, engaging their workforces and delivering unprecedented shareholder returns. Allen Austin’s core purpose is to enhance the lives and effectiveness of our associates, clients, and stakeholders. Our mission is to help leaders build high performance, purpose-driven organizations that produce unprecedented results. For more information, please visit our website.