Location: Fairfax, VA
Anthony O. Rivera
Aretec, Inc. is an 8(a) small business whose primary customers are agencies in the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Army, civilian and federal domains. CEO Anthony O. Rivera and president Roby Luna acquired the company in May of 2012. In 2014, Aretec was awarded prime contracts with the DoD and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), leading to significant growth.
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Aretec’s solutions for the SEC simplify the data cleanup needed for different registrant files and then process the data to return analytics that support the regulation of capital and equity markets. Previously, examiners spent much of their time compiling data, which left little time for the analysis. Aretec developed a Big Data tool to reverse the paradigm — simplify and speed up the data ingestion and normalization, giving the SEC examiner more time for data analysis.
An emphasis on defined roles within Aretec has been one major contributor to the company’s growth to date. Aretec took the time to clearly define responsibility and hierarchy so that everyone was in sync, going from the top of the executive team all the way to personnel at customer sites. This led to continuity of operations and increased operational efficiency throughout the organization.