Allen Blue is Vice President of Product Management and Co-founder of LinkedIn, the online professional network. At LinkedIn, he is responsible for LinkedIn’s overall Product Strategy. He also sponsors LinkedIn’s Work and Education products within the Economic Graph team, including the products and platforms supporting Skillful.com (a joint effort to close the middle skills gap in the US between LinkedIn and the Markle Foundation) and TechHire.
He advises several startups in Silicon Valley, most focused on improving health and education. He sits on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Data Advisory Council, helping guide the department’s efforts to make its data broadly available to American businesses.
Allen serves on the board of the Hope Street Group, a non-profit which focuses on bringing economic opportunity to Americans through a combination of policy and practice. Allen focuses on Workforce projects at Hope Street.
Before LinkedIn, Allen co-founded SocialNet.com, an online dating service, and graduated from Stanford University.