What does Arete mean?

Translated as “virtue,” the word actually means something closer to “excellence,” “being the best you can be,” or “the highest level of fulfillment or achievement.” It is the most articulated value in Greek culture. We have chosen this name to stand for that which our group aspires to every day. 

Who we are

The Arete Group is a highly respected search firm dedicated to the placement of Compensation and Benefits professionals.  Our client list consists of Fortune 1000 companies across all industries, from coast to coast domestically.

We partner with our clients to help them solve critical staffing challenges from the Analyst to the VP of Global Rewards, and everything in between, including subspecialties.  Specifically, we have experience placing professionals in:


  • Broad Base Compensation/Employee Pay
  • Sales/Variable Compensation
  • International/Global Compensation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Equity Plan Development


  • Health and Welfare
  • Retirement
  • 401(k)
  • Executive Benefits
  • Stock Plan Administration


Our mission is to deliver the highest caliber recruiting consultation services to fulfill our clients’ staffing needs with the utmost integrity and with as much care as if we were hiring them to work for our own company.

We are an extension of our clients in the Compensation and Benefits world.  We are most effective when viewed by clients and candidates as a partner in their search process.

Our long term goal is to build a financially sound recruiting business based upon the basic principles of hard work, integrity and service.  In the process we hope to contribute to community prosperity.


  • Deep understanding of recruiting system
  • Specialty industry expertise
  • We are your “eyes and ears” to the Compensation and Benefits world, sharing current issues and trends as we see them among our Fortune 1000 clients
  • Professional characteristics and work ethic of our team
  • Team orientation