Allen is the Founder of Drillinginfo, Inc., the most quickly and widely-adopted decision support software platform in the history of the oil and gas industry. Today, more than 3,500 companies comprising over 90% of US oil and gas capex subscribe to Drillinginfo's SaaS offerings. Drillinginfo has 650 full time employees in offices all over the world. Prior to founding Drillinginfo, he was an independent oil and gas producer and entrepreneur of three successful oil and gas companies that have sourced over 100 million barrels of oil.
Allen is the immediate Past Chairman of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (TIPRO), past Texas Chair and National Board member of the DOE's Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC), and member of the Development Board of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Advisory Board of UTEP's College of Science, Colorado School of Mines Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board Member, and several other nonprofit organizations. He was selected as UTEP's Distinguished Alumni in 2017, Austin Business Journal's Large Company CEO of the Year in 2014, Top 7 Upstream Influencers in 2014, Texas Monthly's Texas Outstanding Geoscientist in 2012, E&Y's Entrepreneur of the Year in Central Texas in 2012, and Top 100 Energy Influencers in 2011. Allen is also a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council, a statewide network of CEOs and senior business executives who advance a long-term vision of a prosperous Texas in a globally competitive business environment
Education: Rice University (B.A., 1984); University of Texas at El Paso (M.S., 1987).