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 SocialNet.com, 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.