Ryan E. Allen

Ryan E. Allen

Chicago, IL


Ryan serves as Director of Business Development at Much, where he is responsible for the overall management of strategic and operational customer relationship activities. He works closely with practice groups and individual attorneys to create and deploy marketing and client acquisition plans. Additionally, Ryan provides market feedback to firm leadership regarding competitive offerings and client needs, and generates relationship development ideas.

A former practicing attorney, Ryan has more than a decade of experience in sales and business development, as well as marketing, strategic planning, negotiation and client relationship management. Before joining Much, he held sales and business development leadership roles with Tribune Media Company, Practical Law Company and Toppan Merrill, an international financial printing, communications and technology company.



The John Marshall Law School
J.D., 2007
Illinois State University
B.S., 2003

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries
  • Turnaround Management Association


Ryan is a member of the Executive Board of Back2School Illinois and the Junior Board of Folds of Honor. He has also been involved in numerous other civic and charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Prairie State Legal Services, Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic, Life After Hate and Sear Outfitters.

Insights & Events


  • Illinois State University Student Government, Speaker of Assembly