Chief Executive Officer
Senior V.P. – Engineering & Development
As our Senior Vice President of Engineering and Development, Allan leads the Technology team at Optanix and drives the development strategy and execution for the Optanix Platform. He also works closely with product management, marketing, sales and engineering to help us define and deliver new and evolving solutions to the market.
Allan came to Optanix from Collage Group in Bethesda, MD, where he served as the Chief Technologist and VP of Engineering. At Collage, Allan helped transform the company from a marketing consultancy into a technology-driven market-insights company by developing cutting-edge marketing insights SaaS products, digital platform and tools.
Prior to Collage Group, Allan spent a combined 11 years as VP of Engineering and DevOps at OPNET Technologies and Riverbed (following its $1B acquisition of OPNET). While there, he built network configuration management products, created the DevOps organization (even before it was known as DevOps!), managed strategic technology alliances, and was responsible for evaluating products, technologies and potential acquisitions. Before moving to Maryland to join OPNET in 2004, Allan spent several years in the Boston area at a number of leading technology companies.
Allan is a graduate of Cornell University.