Financial Systems and IT Security/Compliance Lead
Greg Allen is the Financial Systems and IT Security/Compliance Lead for CTS Holdings, Inc. Since joining the firm in 2002, Greg leverages his strong project management and business analysis skills, coupled with his financial operations experience, to assist CTS clients with full life-cycle software selection, design and implementation programs, as well as acquisition integration, off-shore outsourcing and business transformation initiatives. His hands-on system implementation and user experience spans numerous ERP, cloud-computing applications, business intelligence and other reporting tools.
In this role, Greg also works with CTS clients on a wide array of IT Security and Compliance issues, including SAS 70 and SOC reporting readiness, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 assessments and remediation, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Concurrently, Greg spearheads the recruitment and on-boarding process of new CTS staff.
Prior to CTS, Greg served as a Financial Consultant and Recruitment/HR Manager for Parson Group, where he focused on Oil and Gas, Insurance, Higher Education and Healthcare clients. Previously, Greg was the Manager of Budgets and Financial Systems Analysis at the American Dental Association. In this role, he led the PeopleSoft financial system implementation, including report design, business process re-design and end-user support.
Greg began his career in the Higher Education industry as Manager of Business Operations for DePaul University, where he managed the Information Technology Operations budget. In this capacity, he also served as key liaison with business users to design and implement reporting tools and systems.
Greg serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Illinois Dads Association.
Greg earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at St. Bonaventure University and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).