Allen Blue is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management of LinkedIn. Allen was formerly Director of Product Design at, a social networking service covering dating, recreational and professional activities, where he was responsible for product design and implementation of SocialNet’s member-data focused business model. Previously, Allen has worked as a contract web designer and developer for a variety of clients including PayPal, Stanford University, and Microsoft’s Virtual Worlds project. Allen also lectured in Drama for three years at Stanford, where he graduated with honors with a B.A. in Drama and a B.A. in English, and was winner of the Golden Medal for creative excellence.