Representing Clients in transactions of $1MM to $100MM
Background & Experience
Allen has been involved his entire business career (since 1980) in the business forms/documents segment of the printing industry. He joined Datatel Resources Corporation based in Monaca (Pittsburgh), PA in 1982 initially as Vice President of Marketing and developed the company's national presence as a trade manufacturer for long run forms products.
In 1993, Allen was appointed President of Datatel. He transitioned Datatel from a traditional forms manufacturer to a specialized producer of jumbo rolls and cut sheets for laser and ink jet imaging.
As an active Member of the Print Services Distribution Association (PSDA), Allen served on the Board of Directors of the Document Management Industries Association (DMIA) from 1995-1999, being named Manufacturer Vice President of DMIA in 1998. Additionally, Allen was awarded "Forms Pro of the Year" in 1996 by a leading industry publication.
In October 2017, Allen oversaw the sale of Datatel to Wise Business Forms.
In January of 2021, Allen joined Corporate Development Associates as an Associate.
Clients by Industry
Distributors and manufacturers of plain or printed/converted paper products as used on business machines or in the office environment. Allen will also focus on manufacturers and ink jet imaging/mailing service companies.
Geographic Area Served
All of the United States, Canada & Mexico
Credentials & Education
Allen is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (1982) with a BS in Business Administration. Allen also has a Masters in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh (1991).
Allen is an avid tennis player and Pittsburgh sports fan. Additionally, he proudly supports the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business through an annual scholarship fund.