Kevin Allen

Advisor

Kevin is the cofounder of startup ROWViGOR, a fitness technology venture that combines social technology to healthy living.  This follows his role as Senior VP of Business Development for building technology company BuiltSpace, Inc,.  Before BuiltSpace, Kevin was the CEO and cofounder of tekBOA Inc – a technology based start-up focusing on solutions for mechanical contractors and the built environment.  tekBOA sold its intellectual property to a customer in 2015.  Kevin has also provided temporary leadership for new, growing and transitioning entities such as 5twenty, LLC where he was the interim CEO charged with managing the pivot from public to private sector; and the Washington DC PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Program where he served as the Executive Director during the initial development of the innovative commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy finance program that produced the first multifamily PACE transaction in the Nation. Kevin has also supported the State of Maryland, specifically the Maryland Energy Administration, in the development of residential energy efficiency finance programs.  Kevin is a former Partner at Energy Growth Partners working with private equity sponsors in pursuit of energy efficiency contractor acquisitions.  He spent several years as a Business Development Director at Johnson Controls (JCI) working with large municipalities and Fortune 500 companies in the Building Efficiency Solutions Group.  Before working at JCI, Kevin was a Vice President at Grant Capital Management – an energy and infrastructure financing company – working with school districts and large municipal governments providing financing for energy efficiency retrofits and infrastructure improvements.  Kevin started his first major company right after business school in the bioinformatics space.  As CEO and founder of New World Science and Technology based in Silver Spring, Maryland Kevin and his team of PhD scientist and software developers created an algorithm to simulate cellular signal transduction resulting in a patent for the innovative work.  Kevin has also spent time as an Investment Banker working primarily in middle market M&A.  Kevin was also tapped as a special advisor on business to the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and was a cast member of NBC’s “The Apprentice Season II” where he made it to the final four.  Kevin has a BS from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business) where he excelled as an all league varsity football player; a MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University; and a JD from the Law School at the University of Chicago.