Allen joined the Cubs in September of 2013 as Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships and is responsible for overseeing the franchise's corporate partnership sales, service and activation functions. In this role, Allen helps corporations elevate their brands through strategic partnerships and experiential activations that reach their target audiences. These partnerships and strategic activations have delivered billions of dollars in earned media and been highlighted on The Today Show, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, ESPN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and many other media outlets. During Allen's 3 ½ year tenure at the Cubs, his Corporate Partnership team has doubled revenue while reducing their total number of partners by 19%.
Prior to the Cubs, Allen spent the previous three years as Director, Corporate Partnerships with the Washington Nationals, where he managed the corporate partnership sales team. Previously, Allen held the position of VP Sales and Marketing with the NFL’s Washington Redskins after joining the team in 2008.
Prior to joining the Sports Business industry, Allen served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy from 2002-08.