At LinkedIn, Allen currently focuses on strategy and future-facing product development. Before joining LinkedIn, Allen designed exploratory products and marketing programs at PayPal. He was also an early employee Director of Product Design at, a first-generation social site supporting dating, recreational, and professional activities in the late 90s.


As a Hope Street Group Board Member, Allen focuses on bringing Silicon-Valley style innovation to Hope Street’s solutions, and especially to their Jobs initiative. Before entering technology, Allen was a scenery and lighting designer for the stage, and lectured on theatrical design at Stanford University.


VP, Product Management and Co-Founder


Chairman, Hope Street Group

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