Matt R. Allen is an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division and Research Director for the STEP Project at Babson College. His expertise is in the effective management of human capital within entrepreneurial environments, especially family enterprises. His research interests focus on the performance implications of leadership and effective management in entrepreneurial organizations. His research has appeared in publications such as; Personnel Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Strategic Organization. In addition to working with his father (Ray H. Allen & Associates) as an accountant and consultant to family businesses and other privately held organizations, he has held positions in corporate finance at IBM and Hewlett Packard. He teaches entrepreneurship and family entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, Professor Allen has been involved in executive education programs across the world with a special interest in Latin America. In addition to programs in the US, he has worked with executive students from Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. He earned his B.A. from the University of Utah, M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from Cornell University.