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Robert Allen


Robert Allen is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services Technology Solutions practice. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he was a partner at MarketSphere Consulting, serving as a leader in the Oracle business until its acquisition by Grant Thornton in September 2013. Prior to MarketSphere, Allen served as the vice president of the e-business suite practice for Terillium, and partner and national practice director of the enterprise applications practice for WhittmanHart. With over 20 years of experience, Allen has proven himself across the Oracle industry through his extensive work with large-scale implementations and his deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple industries. He is a results-driven, growth-oriented, focused leader with continual success in multiple disciplines for driving vision and achieving critical strategic goals for his clients. He is also a dynamic change agent skilled in positioning organizations to achieve operational excellence. Prior to technology consulting, Allen held several manufacturing positions, including assistant plant manager; director, supply chain; quality manager; production manager; production planner / scheduler; warehousing supervisor; industrial engineer; and procurement lead. Industry experience include: • Mill Products • Food and beverage • Aerospace and defense • Distribution • Financial services • Life sciences • Industrial Manufacturing • Electronics • Metals Professional qualifications and memberships include: • APICS - The Association for Operations Management • American Society for Quality • Oracle Applications User Group • North Central Oracle Applications User Group Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters in Management from Purdue University.