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Kirk Allen

Rose Park Advisors

Kirk is a Managing Director at Rose Park Advisors, applying the theory of disruptive innovation developed by co-founder Clayton Christensen to invest in companies whose business models are well-suited to take advantage of industry change. Kirk joined Rose Park in 2012, partnering with the lead founder to evolve the strategy and portfolio toward private investments, build the organization, and manage the firm and its funds. He has led investments in companies including Gusto, Seek Thermal, and ProcessUnity, and has supported investments in companies including Coupang, HireVue, and Artemis Health. His prior experience includes management consulting at Bain & Company.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Kirk holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in Public Policy with a Concentration in Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Colby College, where he earned a BA in economics and played basketball.

As a member of Class 25, Kirk is serving his fellowship at Rose Park Advisors under the mentorship of Ken Allen.