Steve Allen

Senior Recruiter
The DARTON GROUP

Steve Allen is a Senior Recruiter with DARTON GROUP Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in highly experienced finance, accounting and project management professionals for projects, contract engagements and interim roles. Steve helps lead the talent acquisition efforts and provides support to DARTON’s clients.

Steve is a strategic leader with proven organizational development and change management expertise in diverse and fast-changing business environments. Originally from Hickory, NC, Steve has 30 years of experience in intergovernmental relations, communications, strategic planning, risk management, innovation and employee engagement. Steve began his career in the Charlotte region with the Town of Mint Hill, NC. From there he joined the City of Charlotte and held a variety of departmental positions, including Strategic Support Manager, Innovation Manager and Airport Planner.

A focused, disciplined business and civic leader, Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Queens University of Charlotte.

Leadership Charlotte is an important aspect of Steve’s community involvement. The 1998 alumnus has been a Board member since 2011, the same year he graduated from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership School, and has served as the president of the Board of Directors.
Outdoor adventures fuel Steve’s creative passion, as the avid cyclist participates in organized rides throughout North Carolina and internationally.