Allen is one of LinkedIn’s co-founders and is currently responsible for LinkedIn’s content, community and communications product initiatives, including products such as LinkedIn Today, Signal, Homepage, Groups, and Polls. Prior to Linkedin, Allen designed exploratory products and marketing programs at PayPal, and was part of the founding team at, a first-generation social site supporting dating, recreational and professional activities. Before entering technology, Allen lectured in Drama at Stanford University. Allen also serves as an advisor for several small startups, in and out of the technology space.