VP for Product Management & Co-Founder, LinkedIn
Allen Blue is vice president of product management and co-founder at LinkedIn, where he currently works on strategy and future-facing product development. He was a part of the founding team at SocialNet in the late 1990s, and has worked as a product manager and designer at PayPal. He sits on the board of The Hope Street Group, a nonprofit that works to provide economic opportunity for all Americans. His role is to bring Silicon Valley-style innovation to Hope Street and its jobs and workforce initiative.Before entering technology, Blue was a scenery and lighting designer for the stage and lectured on theatrical design at Stanford University.