Primarily self-taught, Allen started his professional career in web development at age 16. Since then, he has acted as a digital strategist and senior engineer for brands such as Under Armour, Sony Interactive, Comcast and more. Most recently, he was the product/technical founder of Here On Biz, an iOS app focused on automatically matching professionals and creating new connections that matter. Before that, he founded Toor.me, which provided mobile marketing tools for real estate agents. After Toor.me was acquired by Smarter Agent, Allen became director of product, overseeing the execution of mobile apps for Century 21, Sotheby's, ERA, and other global real estate brands' mobile apps on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, PalmOS, Blackberry, Mobile Web and more.
From Allen on joining the team: "I am looking forward to bringing my experience to YEC and hardening the technical infrastructure and architecture to keep pace with our aggressive growth targets."
Allen is a lifetime Pacific Northwest resident and currently lives on a 22-acre property in the mountains of North Central Washington state with his wife and three kids. They have slowly been developing their off-grid, solar powered homestead as an experiment in self-sufficiency and financial independence. Allen spends the rest of his free time in the outdoors, whether that is camping, cross country skiing, hiking or biking.
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