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Allen Cinzori

Managing Director, Software Equity Group

Allen Cinzori is a skilled investment banker and managing director of Software Equity Group, a leading M&A advisory firm to the software industry. Since joining SEG in 2001, he has advised hundreds of emerging and established software companies. Allen has been the managing director at SEG since 2008. He previously worked as an engineer for Solar Turbines, a Caterpillar Co. In 2017, Software Equity Group opened a new office in Solana Beach and had an evening of networking with local software industry executives.

ALMA MATER: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (BSME, Mechanical Engineering), USC Marshall School of Business (MBA, Finance)

DRIVES: Ford F-150

HOBBY: Surfing

TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: Continuously striving to maintain Software Equity Group’s position as a leading boutique investment bank and staying relevant within an ever changing industry.