Senior Vice President of Finance
As Global Thermostat’s Senior Vice President of Finance, Mr. Christopher Allen brings his successful track record of building finance businesses and teams and product development experience with global finance leaders. Mr. Allen has significant experience structuring and completing complex transactions requiring a diverse skill set and the ability to manage different business departments and service providers (tax, regulatory, accounting). Mr. Allen also has deep experience managing complicated relationship issues and legal and regulatory aspects of a private trust company.
Prior to joining Global Thermostat, Mr. Allen was Senior Managing Director and Head of Structured Credit at Medley Management Inc., a diversified asset manager with more than $5.5 billion of assets under management. Prior to Medley, Mr. Allen was a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of CVC Credit Partners, a leading global investment manager formed in 2012 following the merger of Apidos Capital Management and CVC Cordatus. While at CVC Credit Partners, Mr. Allen held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer and Head of Structured Finance. Over that time period, the firm grew to over $15 billion in AUM and became a leading asset management firm. In 2005, Mr. Allen co-founded Apidos Capital Management. Serving as its Chief Operating Officer, he oversaw the global leveraged loan platform, business development, and strategic initiatives
Mr. Allen received his AB from Harvard University and a JD from New York University School of Law. Mr. Allen is a member of the Board of Directors for an International Beverage Company; Board Member, Investment Committee Member, Compensation Committee, and Audit Chair of a Private Trust Company; and Co-Chair of a Private Family Office. Mr. Allen is an active member of the New York State Bar Association.