Diamond Core Consulting was founded in 2020 with a single mission: to be the most successful, creative, and ground-breaking consulting agency in Chicago. We approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique analyses. 


Though we’ve grown since our founding, we’re still

the same agency at heart. Give us a call today and see what we can do for you.

Our long-term goals have grown and developed since our respected Economics Consulting practice began. However, no matter the challenge, everyone remains enthusiastic and dedicated to the tasks at hand. 


The team members at Diamond Core Consulting LLC are made up of experienced and dedicated consultants from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. What unites this group of college friends is an undying passion for economics, analytics and discovery.

Meet them below.


Umar Ali

CEO and Founder

Born and raised in Chicago, Umar Ali is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a B.A degree in Economics. He had always been interested in finance and economics, so it made sense for him to pursue that field after college. Before founding Diamond Core Consulting, he worked at JP Morgan as part of the syndicated finance team as an analyst; but after working there for over a year, he switched over to the economic consulting realm and took an economic consultant job at Resolution Economics where he worked on wage and hour disputes.


He has experience analyzing complex data sets from different angles which are then used to create reports that can be used by clients during their litigation processes or negotiations with opposing parties. 

Mr. Ali is an expert problem solver. He has a knack for getting to the heart of the matter, whether it's in business strategy or executing a case study. His experience with working on strategy cases while he was in college and his industry experience has given him the skills necessary to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently.

He is witty and intelligent and loves to spend time with his family. Umar enjoys reading books about history and economics because it helps him understand the world better.


Andre Sarrol

Chief Information Security Officer

Born and raised in Chicago, Andre Sarrol is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago holding a B.S degree in Computer Science with a focus on Computer Crime and Forensics. Having an interest in technology and its ever-changing nature, pursuing Cyber Security was the next logical step. Acquiring a certificate in Cyber Security only strengthened his work experience in the IT field. Having acquired a repertoire of knowledge from the field, in addition to his university studies and an accredited certificate, Andre brought his talents to Diamond Core Consulting.


Utilizing a strong focus on building client relationships, he has implemented the in-house, team feel whilst implementing managed (security) service provider services. Creative, out-of-the box thinking allows him to solve problems simple or complex to provide effective and efficient solutions to his clients. Having experience in IT and Cyber Security, Andre's holistic approach to Cyber Security provides peace of mind to the companies he works with.