Herbert Allen, Jr.

Herbert A. Allen Jr. is an American businessman and former president of Allen & Company.

Herbert “Herb” A. Allen controls boutique investment bank Allen & Co., which focuses on tech companies.

Allen & Co. has had a hand in several large tech IPOs of the last decade, including Twitter, Groupon and LinkedIn.

The firm was founded as an investment partnership in 1922 by Allen’s uncle Charles.

Allen was reportedly named president of the firm’s nascent underwriting business in 1966 at the age of 26.

In the summer of 1982 Allen & Co. sold Columbia Pictures to the Coca-Cola Company.