AIM Consulting Advances in the Chicago Market Amid Pandemic

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Since its opening in January 2020, the top technology consulting firm continues to see growth and expansion in the Chicago market

"As a major technology hub with such a diverse marketplace, we are prioritizing the expansion of our Chicago presence going into 2021." — Britney Gilder, VP of National Business Development

AIM Consulting, a technology consulting firm and Addison Group company, continues its growth in its newest office amidst the pandemic with the addition of Amber Román as a principal consultant in delivery leadership. Even with the nation's economic challenges, business is thriving, and expansion in the Chicago market is top of mind.

"We are excited about the progress we have seen in Chicago despite opening on the brink of the pandemic," said Britney Gilder, vice president of national business development at AIM. "As a major technology hub with such a diverse marketplace, we are prioritizing the expansion of our Chicago presence going into 2021. With an experienced professional like Amber on our team, we’re best positioned to deliver the exceptional experiences our clients expect.”

As a Chicago native, Román brings more than 20 years of well-rounded business, operations, and technology experience to the principal consultant of delivery leadership role at the AIM Consulting Chicago office. Her expertise working with healthcare (payers, providers and insurance), medical devices, finance, insurance, and retail — which spans executive level program management, agile transformation, business transformation, and change leadership — gives her insight into managing teams, programs and projects in a way that connects them to strategic intent and adaptable execution frameworks to deliver tangible results. Her addition will allow AIM to continue providing clients in these industries, as well as others, with a trusted advisor to solve complex business engagement challenges they are often faced with.

"I'm honored to begin this new opportunity at AIM in the city that I call home," said Román. “I’m prepared to bring my business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to this role to help our clients solve their business challenges and meet their goals amid an unprecedented time period. As we continue to expand, I am excited to leverage my expertise to help strengthen and build new relationships and partnerships while also growing my team."

AIM Consulting’s Delivery Leadership practice enables enterprise businesses to drive complex technology projects effectively, efficiently and on-budget. Providing clients with improved business agility through delivery optimization. AIM Consulting maximizes the value of each business initiative. Román's expertise in managing complex and expansive projects, communicating effectively with business stakeholders, and increasing team collaboration aligns with AIMs high standard of excellence.

AIM Consulting Chicago office launched in January 2020, spearheaded by Drew Bessinger, an accomplished account executive from AIM Consulting headquarters in Seattle, WA. After a five-year tenure in the Seattle market, Bessinger, a native to the midwest and natural leader, was a logical fit for driving the Chicago team.

"The opportunity to open AIM Chicago has been a dream come true. We couldn’t have anticipated a pandemic in all the planning and preparation for this expansion, but now, we will,” said Bessinger. "Both locally and nationally, the AIM team has time and time again worked together to persevere and has proven the ability to come out strong. We’re pleased to have Amber join us to help lead our growth in Chicago and the surrounding markets. There was a clear synergy between her expertise and our business needs that will best set us up for success.”

Founded in 2006, AIM Consulting provides industry-leading technology solutions to a diverse portfolio of clients across the United States, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500. AIM Consulting specializes in Enterprise Application Development, Data and Analytics, Cloud and Operations, Delivery Leadership, and Digital Experience and Mobile.

AIM Consulting is hiring across the nation (offices located in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle). Experienced technology consultants interested in career opportunities can visit Companies in need of technology subject matter experts in the Chicago market should email or submit an inquiry via the AIM Consulting website.

About AIM Consulting
AIM Consulting, an Addison Group company, is an award-winning industry leader in technology consulting and solutions delivery. AIM's differentiation is our collaborative engagement model that provides cross-functional results. We work with clients, shoulder to shoulder, for one goal – their success. Founded in 2006, with offices in Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, and Chicago, we are ranked among the fastest-growing private companies and best companies to work for due to a long track record of success with our partners and consultants. Our long-term relationships with the best technology consulting talent allow us to deliver on expectations, execute on roadmaps and drive modern technology initiatives.

About Addison Group
Addison Group is a professional staffing and consulting firm offering industry-leading expertise with a national reach and a localized touch. Specializing in Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Healthcare, Administration, Human Resources, and Engineering, Addison Group offers a full suite of professional services, including consulting, staffing and recruiting, and executive search through its network of companies and dozens of offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1999, Addison has been repeatedly recognized by the media as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States and a top workplace and a Best of Staffing Company by Inavero. Learn more at

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