Allego’s management team blends customer focus and deep industry experience with a proven track record of delivering enterprise software for the world’s top companies.
Yuchun Lee is CEO and co-founder of Allego. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of marketing automation provider Unica, guiding it through a successful IPO and sale to IBM for over $500M. Yuchun is also an Executive in Residence at venture firm General Catalyst Partners, the Executive Chairman of customer experience software firm Clarabridge, serves on the board of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX), and is an Executive Advisor with Summit Partners, a global venture and private equity firm. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.
Mark Magnacca, President and co-founder of Allego, has spent the last 15 years helping sales leaders shorten sales cycles and distribute their best ideas faster. He has worked as a presentation coach with a wide range of financial service companies by delivering innovative, practice-development and business-building strategies. Mark is the author of “So What? How To Communicate What Really Matters to Your Audience.” His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including Fox TV, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Prior to co-founding Allego, Mark founded Insight Development Group, Inc., a leading sales and presentation training firm specializing in the Financial Services industry. As a former financial advisor, Mark brings a unique perspective to the world of consultative selling. Mark is a graduate of Babson College and resides in the Boston area.
Andre Black is Allego’s VP of Product. He has over 17 years of experience in software as an innovation consultant, product manager, and user experience designer. Prior to Allego, Andre built the UX Innovation practice for Medullan, Inc. as Chief Creative Officer. He led numerous product strategy, consumer engagement, and mobile UI design projects for clients including Aetna, Humana, Verizon, and BCBSA. Prior to Medullan, Andre spent 8 years at Unica in UX, GUI development, and product vision roles, ultimately as Director of Product Management for Unica’s $150M Enterprise Interactive Marketing Suite. Early in his career, as an Electrical Engineering undergraduate at Cornell University, Andre co-founded Jump.com, a VC-backed web app that won “Best of Show” at Internet Showcase ’99 before being acquired by Microsoft.
Ed Chin leads Allego’s Engineering team. His 25 years of experience developing high quality, high performance software began with programming at the ripe age of 11. He started his own bulletin board system (BBS) while in high school and coding for the MIT Media Lab’s “Movies of the Future Group” while an undergrad at MIT. Prior to Allego, Ed was an early employee at Unica Corporation where he lead several development teams en route to Unica’s IPO in 2005 and subsequent acquisition by IBM. Before that, Ed worked at a number of financial companies including Goldman Sachs, where he developed real-time trading systems, and Fidelity Investments, where he developed analytical tools for the fund managers.
As Allego’s Chief Revenue Officer, George Donovan is responsible for achieving the company’s customer acquisition and sales goals. A proven sales leader with over 20 years of sales, marketing, operations and management experience, George is a sales enablement enthusiast who loves tools and systems that empower people. Prior to Allego, George served as the Chief Sales Officer of Millward Brown Digital during its rapid growth from $30M to $110M. Previously, he was the principal owner of a Sandler Training franchise in Marlborough, MA. George holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Anselm College. He was also voted Father of the Year an unprecedented 20 times (by his family)!
Andrew Hally brings over two decades of experience in high tech marketing and product management to his role as Allego’s Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining, he led marketing for Cazena, a big data as a service start-up. Prior to that he served as VP of Marketing and VP of Marketing and Product Management at recruitment software leader Bullhorn, through its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. And yes, Andrew is also part of the ex-Unica mafia, having spent seven years there in a variety of product marketing leadership roles. Other stops include White Pine Software, SensAble Technologies, the VC firm Advent International and management consulting pioneer Arthur D. Little. Andrew graduated from Harvard University.
Laurie Long leads Allego’s customer success team, responsible for the onboarding, training and ongoing support of customers worldwide. With more than 20 years of high tech client services leadership experience, she is focused on building and scaling services teams to support the ongoing success of customers while growing revenue for the company. Prior to joining Allego, Laurie held senior client services leadership positions at IMN, Axeda and Unica, where she created the customer success function and scaled the team over nine years as the company grew from $5M to $125M in revenues.
Melyssa Plunkett-Gomez, Allego’s Business Development executive, specializes in early-stage business development, sales strategy and product-market positioning. Her 20 years in high tech includes leadership roles in sales, customer experience, strategic alliances and operations. Melyssa has worked with globally distributed sales and marketing organizations to successfully adopt new and innovative technologies. Her clients have included CNN, Twitter, NBC, Oppenheimer, GE and General Motors. Melyssa received a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and a Master in Manufacturing Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She advises tech start-ups in the Boston area, where she lives with her husband, daughter and son.