Mark Van Allen, M.B.A.
Mark Van Allen is currently a consultant to startup companies in the US and China. Prior to this work, Mr. Van Allen was the President of the UConn Ventures, Inc. from January 2003 to June 2015. He has also held financial and operating positions in early stage investor-owned partnerships and companies. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Van Allen was the Managing Director of Morgan Pacific Company, Inc., a firm involved in technology transfer opportunities and investment and market analysis in Asia for U.S. based technology companies. Morgan Pacific also developed distribution networks for U.S. technology firms selling products in China. Prior to Morgan Pacific, he worked for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Rotan Mosle, Inc., two full-service investment banking houses in New York. He was part of the initial team charged with the development of Science Park (a Yale-initiated business incubator) in New Haven and also developed and served as President of the Bridgeport Innovation Center (a for-profit business incubator) for eight years. He has served as Chairman and President of the Connecticut Venture Group. He received a B.A. Degree, Human Biology, and an MBA Degree, Finance— both from Stanford University, Stanford, California.