Allen has 30 years of experience in software and systems development, operations, and information security, with organizations in the defense, infosec, telecom, and semiconductor industries. He was an early member of Internet Security Systems (now IBM), and on the management teams of two subsequent startups. Allen's most recent role before joining Ionic was Director of Product Management for Dell SecureWorks, the leading global managed security services provider. His functional roles have included product management and development, marketing, and strategic alliance development.
Allen has a B.S. in Information and Computer Science and an M.S. in Management of Technology, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He holds the CISSSP and CCSK credentials. In addition, he is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and has DoD certifications in Information Assurance, OPSEC, and anti-terrorism. He is a member of the FBI Infragard program and a Lt. Col. in the Georgia State Defense Force, a unit of the Georgia DoD, where he serves as Deputy Commander of GSDF’s Training and Doctrine Command.