Global Financial Services Leader
Allan is an internationally experienced leader with the proven ability to establish strategic approaches and execute tactical plans that help companies achieve ambitious goals and objectives. He is noted for assembling talented teams, encouraging performance and rewarding results, and building cultures that benefit customers, employees and his company’s communities. Allan possesses diverse functional expertise across global consumer lending, credit cards, banking, insurance, retirement and wealth management products and services.
Most recently, Allan served as SVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at John Hancock Financial Services with oversight of the company's technical teams. In this role, he was accountable for developing and executing strategies that increased productivity and efficiency, improved operating risk management and enhanced the technical talent across the enterprise. As a catalyst for change, he was responsible for increasing the value obtained from the Company's investment in people, technology and service providers.
Allan joined John Hancock from AIG Consumer Finance Group where, as CIO, he led the effort to reposition autonomous banking and lending operations into a more integrated global platform to enable significant expansion. Previously, he was SVP of IT for Bank of America Commercial Finance.
Allan started his career at GE, where he held a number of leadership positions in the USA and Japan for GE Capital's global consumer finance business, led more than 50 global IT due diligence and M&A integration transactions, and headed GE Capital's initiative to launch Six Sigma across its IT function.
Allan graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Colgate University. He is on the Boston Board of Directors of buildOn, a national non-profit organization that empowers youth is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. He and his wife Jane reside in New Canaan, CT and Boston, MA.