Peter Allen is Partner and Managing Director for Market Development at TPI, responsible for TPI’s strategic planning, marketing, business development, industry relations and market intelligence.
Peter leads the TPI Index, a leading indicator of trends and developments occurring in the global sourcing industry, monitored quarterly by global equity analysts, media and industry observers. He is a frequent speaker at industry events focused on sourcing strategies and trends. Additionally, Peter is a regular spokesperson for TPI in the media, having been quoted extensively in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek and the Dallas Morning News, as well as appearing on “CNN/fn” and the “NBC Nightly News” as an expert source on technology and sourcing trends.
Previous positions within TPI included the leadership of the company’s business process advisory services, to include teams covering Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Procurement functions. Peter continues to provide counsel to senior executives across a wide spectrum of TPI clients relating to the alignment of service delivery operating models with corporate strategies for enhanced competitiveness. With the experience gained from more than 20 years of industry participation ranging from service delivery to corporate governance, he provides TPI’s clients with perspectives on the relationship of sourcing strategies to corporate objectives, notably including the alignment of overhead expenses with changing revenue circumstances.
Peter joined TPI in 2001 after serving as Chairman, President and CEO of a NASDAQ-listed outsourcing service provider, delivering consulting, data center, software testing and offshore applications services.
Previously, Peter spent nine years in senior management positions with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). His last assignment at CSC was as Global Service Delivery Executive for CSC’s US$2 billion IT outsourcing relationship with JPMorgan, encompassing more than 2,400 staff around the globe. His career began as a member of the ARPANET/Internet engineering team for Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., where he was responsible for R&D activities and systems engineering related to Internet security, packet switching, and performance modeling and simulation.
Peter serves on the Board of Directors for Nautilus, Inc., a NYSE-listed marketer, developer and manufacturer of branded health and fitness products with direct, retail and commercial sales channels worldwide. He is Chairman of the company’s Corporate Governance/Nominating and Compensation committees and is certified through the Director Certification Program of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.