Mr. Allen is a dual US/UK National with 35 years of experience in the High Tech Business, much of it in Europe. The first third of his career was working in the enterprise software industry in California. He was moved to the UK by Unix based software company Interactive (San Diego) where he continued his career. He then migrated his skill set to the nascent inter-networking business being one of the original executives of Madge Networks (token ring) from founding through the NASDAQ IPO, and then as the 4th employee of Cisco Systems in the UK. After 10 years in the inter-networking business he focused on various start-ups, including Contigo where he started working with Mr. Brown, running European operations through it’s acquisition and IPO by Evoke. He has worked in several start-ups since and has served on a number of company boards as a non-executive director. He has been a governor of the highest profile special needs school in the UK and is also an elected member of the UK government as a Councillor in the County of Surrey.