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Paul Allen

Paul is founder and CEO of Embark. He's an entrepreneur with an espresso addiction on the side. He loves solving problems and making the unreachable become real.
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Lending Embark’s Secret Sauce to the Professional Services Industry

Paul Allen . December 10, 2019

Disruption is a buzzy word that makes me cringe just a bit to type. But I can’t think of a better way of describing what we do here at Embark. We want to rattle cages. We want to shake up the status quo, and not just in our financial consulting...

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Tagged: financial consulting

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Embark Expands Into Austin: A Perfect Fit If There Ever Was One

Paul Allen . August 22, 2018

There’s something to be said for marching to the beat of your own darn drummer, unabashedly eclectic and unique in perspective, and wearing it like a badge of honor. Whether it knows it or not, the world needs more healthy disruptors, those that...

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Tagged: financial consulting, Austin

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Embark Earns a Spot in Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018

Paul Allen . August 07, 2018

Today, we’re here to take a genuine bow on behalf of the amazing people that collectively make Embark such a special place. Yes, as you might have gleaned on occasion, your friends here at Embark are constant purveyors of both sage accounting...

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Tagged: company culture

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Biz Dev Strategies for Middle Managers & New Hires

Paul Allen . July 19, 2018

First things first. Despite what the title might have conjured in your head, we will not be talking about coffee being for closers or anything remotely close to it. Likewise, you won’t read any quotes from the Art of War within this prose.

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Tagged: business development

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Financial Advisory Consulting Firm Set to Disrupt in Denver

Paul Allen . May 22, 2018

As testament to the power of intelligent disruption in financial advisory consulting, Embark is thrilled to announce the opening of our new Denver office – the first step in an ambitious expansion across the lower 48. Along with an executive...

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Tagged: financial consulting, denver

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What are the Building Blocks of Embark’s Culture?

Paul Allen . February 20, 2018

At Embark, we don’t mind being an outlier on the financial advisory industry’s bell curve. In fact, we prefer to be a standard deviation or two away from the mean, especially with our unique culture, spirit, and perspective. We happen to think...

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Tagged: company culture, public accounting, industry accounting

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how to choose a consulting firm

Paul Allen . July 13, 2016

I like to think of consulting firms like golf clubs or power tools: you need the right one for your specific needs or things can go very "wheels off" very quickly!  I mean, you wouldn’t use a driver when you’re on the green would you?  Or in...

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Tagged: consulting

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don't be an ass.

Paul Allen . May 25, 2016

This is part of our Bang for Your Buck series, to help you get the most bang for your buck out of any consultant. 

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getting out of a bind

Paul Allen . May 18, 2016

This is part of our People Matter series, designed to help you build a team that will last.

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Tagged: employee turnover

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technology is a double-edged sword

Paul Allen . May 04, 2016

This is part of our Bang for Your Buck Series, to help you get the most bang for your buck out of any consultant.

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