Managing Partner / CI Partners
Greg Allen was elected to the Vanderbilt Board of Trust in 2016. He received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt in 1984 and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988.
Greg is a Principal and Managing Partner of CI Partners, an investment firm that manages a portfolio of closely held companies and related investments. Greg's firm focuses on the food, beverage and healthcare industries.
Prior to his investment management activities, Greg was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Advance Food Company, Inc., a manufacturing, sales and distribution company that he and his partners grew from $20 million to over $500 million in sales. In addition, Greg and his partners founded Advance Brands, LLC, a separate consumer products company, which they grew to over $200 million in revenue before selling it along with Advance Food Company in 2010.
Greg currently serves on the Board of Directors for Airrosti Rehab Centers, American Fidelity Corporation, Artisanal Brewing Ventures, Balcones Distilling, the Houston Astros and several non-profit entities. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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