“Numbers always tell the truth, but they must be positioned correctly to tell the right story!”
A highly distinguished executive leader with over twenty years’ experience in operational and financial transformations, Allen has shown dynamic leadership initiating start-ups, jumpstarting underperforming companies, accelerating mature enterprises, and integrating merging organizations. He has worked in the Private Equity sector for Sterling Partners where he was the CEO of several portfolio companies, and previously held positions at Blue Chip companies Goldman Sachs in New York, and Arthur Andersen in Chicago.
As a consultant, a Private Equity portfolio company leader, and as a business owner/executive, Allen has consistently built goal-aligned teams leading companies to change the way business is conducted through strategy development and execution, process improvement, targeted market selection, improved sales management, and the development of flexible organizational structures.
Expert in the area of financial engineering and working with multiple levels of financial partners, Allen has led numerous capital related transactions including various stages of equity and debt financing, working capital restructures, and has managed the sale and acquisition of multiple organizations. He has served as both a board member and a C-level executive in a diverse spectrum of industries repeatedly delivering operational improvement and value growth.