Mr. Allen has over twenty-five years of experience serving in senior finance positions with both public and private companies. As a consultant for the past thirteen years, Mr. Allen has been engaged by numerous companies in the consumer product, retail, and manufacturing industries to improve financial operations and performance through strategic and financial alternatives. As part of these engagements he has served as interim Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. During his career, he has had direct responsibility for the accounting, finance, treasury, information technology, real estate and investor relations functions. Mr. Allen is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is designated as a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) by the Turnaround Management Association.