Mr. Allen is an Operating Partner of Palm Beach Capital and has been with the firm since 2019. Jim’s primary responsibility is working with portfolio companies to maximize value, which he has done throughout his career across a broad range of specific business situations including rapid expansions, carve-outs, strategic acquisitions, business integrations, systems implementations, financial and operational restructurings and aggressive turnaround situations.
Jim has significant C-level executive and board experience driving performance improvement across a diverse range of industries, business situations and company sizes in both private and public company environments. Previously, Jim was a member of the operating team at Sun Capital Partners, where he worked with a diverse portfolio of companies across a wide range of industries in both the U.S. and Europe. Jim is particularly adept at helping companies gain focus and traction in the execution of key value drivers, having guided over 50 management teams through a structured strategic planning process. Jim’s previous experience encompasses both CEO and CFO roles, including at a $600 million PE-backed consumer products manufacturer; a fast-growing $350 million PE-backed specialty bedding retailer; a $250 million PE-backed distribution business and an NYSE-listed company where he ran two home furnishings operating divisions.
Jim began his career with PWC, working in both the U.S. and London. Jim graduated with honors from Evangel University with a BBA degree (accounting and management) and is a CPA (Texas, inactive).