Barry Allen is an operating partner at Providence. Prior to joining Providence in 2007, Mr. Allen was executive vice president of operations at Qwest Communications International, retiring in June 2007. Before joining Qwest in August 2002, Mr. Allen was president of Allen Enterprises, a private equity investment and management company he founded. Previously, he served as president of Chicago-based Ameritech Corp., where he began his career in 1974 and held a variety of executive appointments including president and CEO of Wisconsin Bell and president and CEO of Illinois Bell. Before starting at Ameritech, Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army where he reached the rank of captain. Mr. Allen currently serves on the board of TAIT. He also serves on the boards of Bell Canada and serves on the board of trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.