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Charles M. Allen, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

Crowe Horwath, LLP




Chuck Allen has more than 30 years of assurance, acquisition, divestiture, corporate finance and strategic business consulting experience leading the engagement teams for a number of financial, strategic, and venture investors. He currently serves as Crowe’s Chief Executive Officer and as a Member of the Executive Committee for Crowe Group LLP.


Previously, Chuck served as the Managing Executive of Crowe Chizek’s Commercial Services Group. He is known for providing strategic assistance to private investors in acquiring and financing targeted companies. These services include: managing the due diligence effort;

assisting in the senior and mezzanine financing arrangements; structuring of debt and capital investments; and development of incentives for and structuring of participation by management. His experience also includes advising companies as they enter public markets.




Ball State University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Professional Affiliations


Chuck currently chairs Crowe’s Management Committee and serves as a Governing Board Member for the Center for Audit Quality. Additionally, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and represents Crowe Chizek as a Member of the AICPA’s Major Firms Group. Chuck is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and is licensed to practice in various states across the Crowe practice geography. He also sits on the board of Junior Achievement of Chicago.


A current member of Horwath International’s Board of Directors, Chuck served previously as Crowe Chizek’s Executive in Charge of relationships with the Horwath affiliates. He is also a past member and chair of the board of directors of Maxtec International Corporation and PaR Acquisition Corporation, as well as a past member of the boards of directors of Crowe Capital Markets LLC, Castillo Miranda y Compañía, S.C., and Crowe Wealth Management LLC.

He can be reached at (630) 574-1604.

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