Evoke Research and Consulting, LLC, a management consulting firm located in Arlington, Va., announced Tuesday that it has acquired the Consulting Practice of Adrian Technologies.
“ATI exemplifies performance improvement,” said Jim Loreto, managing partner at Evoke. “Our goal is to continue to drive a broad portfolio of performance improvement products and services to solve a range of customer performance needs.”
A privately-owned company in business since 2002, ATI delivers improvement methods to industry and government.
“Evoke University formally launches today. This acquisition allows us to realize our vision of a mature education and training program for our employees and clients,” said Greg Blaisdell, managing partner at Evoke.
Evoke utilized ATI as a strategic partner since 2007. The acquisition is a natural extension of that partnership, according to an Evoke press release.
As part of the acquisition, Mark Adrian, CEO and owner of ATI, will join Evoke’s executive team as its vice president of Education and Training.
“This acquisition combined with Mark joining our executive team strengthens our firm in a number of ways, but it also underscores our corporate commitment to offer Evoke’s management consultants opportunities for professional growth. The new EvokeU is also going to be an incredible benefit to our customers,” said Blaisdell.
Adrian will spearhead the firm’s improvement services offerings for its clients, and expand Evoke’s internal training programs offering professional development and certification opportunities to its employees.
“One of the primary ways we position our clients for success is process and performance enhancement. Mark and ATI bring a performance improvement expertise to Evoke that truly bolsters our capabilities and continues to position Evoke clients for success,” said Loreto.
Adrian said, “I am extremely excited about the acquisition. This is an outstanding opportunity to better serve ATI and Evoke clients. I am really looking forward to
participating in the success of EvokeU to provide continuous professional development of Evoke’s management consultants as well as offering exceptional client training.”