Jeff Allen - Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Allen

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff brings an impressive record of designing, developing, and commercializing world-famous digital platforms and services. At Microsoft, he led the team of developers that built the first version of Xbox Live in 2001, later winning an Emmy for Outstanding Technical Achievement with the Xbox Live 360 team in 2005. He then joined WMS Gaming where he launched WMS’ Connected Entertainment strategy and technology platforms. He went on to Redbox as the SVP of Technical Delivery and led all Development, QA, and BI teams delivering software and services in the U.S. and Canada.

As a serial entrepreneur, he has 35 patents issued to date and thrives on developing high-performance software that connects with people and drives engagement. For the past four years, he’s been working with and mentoring startups in Chicago; advising veteran-led Victor Tech, leading Product at Tanvas.co, and co-founding NextTier Education.