Brent Allen is Co-Founder and CEO of Falkor Group, an information technology staffing and consulting services firm based in Chicago, Illinois.
Brent Allen’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident throughout his career—from launching a fraternity while still in college, to founding three thriving businesses since May of 2002, when he and his two partners founded Falkor Group. Brent has led Falkor Group to more than 50% annual growth every year the business has been open. Most notable about this growth is that, economically speaking, Brent couldn’t have picked a worse time to open an IT business than May of 2002.
Prior to founding Falkor Group, Brent served a high-tech staffing firm as a Senior Account Executive and then as Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Marketing, Principal, and Executive Board member. Brent consistently produced 30% of the firm’s annual sales volume, and helped dramatically increase its overall gross revenue.
As VP of Sales, Brent was responsible for overseeing all revenue production for the firm, directing sales activities and managing individual Account Executive production for three offices. As a leader of the organization, Brent played a major role in budget planning, company policy making, strategic partnership development, and executive level planning, as well as contributing to the overall strategic vision and direction of the company.
As Vice President of Marketing, Brent helped lead the firm into repositioning itself as a complete solutions provider, well beyond its prior position only in staff augmentation.
Brent’s early career laid a solid foundation for his more recent endeavors—gaining experience in developing and applying technology solutions, managing a staffing organization, and providing clients with complete IT outsourcing solutions.
Brent earned his bachelor of science from Northern Illinois University, where he studied public affairs and political science. During his time at NIU, he founded a fraternity, which grew into a thriving, $400,000 organization in two years. After college, Brent began his career as a state and federal lobbyist, working on a multitude of issues, including tax abatement.
Heavily involved in the Community, Brent sits on the Board of Directors for the Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago as the head of the finance committee and also sits on the Children’s Memorial Hospital Corporate Champions Board. The Corporate Champions Board has become a very personal mission for Brent as both of his children have been patients there. Fundraising is the main focus of the board and Brent was able to raise $15,000 personally during his participation in an Ironman competition in 2006.
Brent has presented solution selling techniques and training at national sales kickoffs for several firms and has been a guest speaker on Entrepreneurship at Depaul University.
In spare time, Brent is an outdoor enthusiast and studies—and teaches—martial arts. Brent relishes every minute with his two boys, Briar and Greyson and his wife of 15 years Stefanie.