For Immediate Release

Chicago - 

Point B, Inc., an integrated management consulting, venture investment, and real estate development firm, has announced that Chicago Portfolio Director Austre DeHaro has been named one of the consulting industry’s “Rising Stars” in the category of retail by Consulting magazine.

The publication designates the “Top 35 consultants in the nation under 35” for their leadership and spirit of innovation in the consulting industry. Awards recipients are chosen from hundreds of applications sent in from across the U.S.

DeHaro represents a new wave of talent that not only makes a difference on a client’s most strategic initiatives, but also builds community for colleagues at every turn. He is recognized for the entrepreneurial spirit and robust retail expertise he brings his clients and teams. A published thought leader, DeHaro recently outlined how disruptive technology can transform the store experience to be a retailer’s most valuable product. Focusing on four key principles, he explains how organizations can move beyond buzzwords and gimmicks to re-imagine the use of their physical space, create differentiated in-store experiences, and increase return on technology investment.

DeHaro holds a Bachelor’s of Economics from Stanford University, and is a Portfolio Director for Point B’s Chicago office. He was a founding Board Member and Treasurer for Groundwork Opportunities and has served as a Board Member of the Young Professionals Council of the Los Angeles LGBT center. DeHaro  enjoys travel, cooking and urban hiking with his partner of 10 years, Ryan and their terrier mix, Diego. Up for a new challenge, Austre is currently learning how to race sailboats on Lake Michigan.

Point B is 100% employee-owned, and is recognized for the passion its consultants have for client service excellence and the organization’s relentless focus on building a values-driven company and culture that allows exceptional people to thrive. The firm is actively recruiting exceptional early-career consultants. To learn about career opportunities at Point B, visit:

About Point B

Point B, Inc. helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With capabilities including Management Consulting, Digital Services, Venture Investment and Advisory, and Real Estate Development, our integrated businesses provide value to the organizations and communities we serve. Our 100% employee-owned firm was named the #1 Best Medium Workplace in the United States by Fortune magazine, and is regularly honored as an exceptional place to work.