Allen Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients in the mobile, IoT, software and technology industries. Capstone provides strategic advisory, ecosystem development and market insights to help early stage to publicly traded companies accelerate time to market and revenue growth.
Prior to Capstone, Allen was the President of Sigfox, North America, where he created a high-performance team that built an Internet of Things business with top enterprise companies and verticals while providing wireless coverage for over 70M people in the US. As part of these activities, Allen represented Sigfox with media outlets (CNBC, Fortune, Forbes, WSJ) and industry analysts (Machina Research, IHS, Gartner, Ovum, ABI Research) on IoT topics.
Prior to Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony, InterDigital and Stephens Capital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised $15M to launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by IoT. At InterDigital, Allen oversaw all market development activities, including the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared spectrum and video content management solutions.
Previously, Allen was the Head of Mobile Strategy & Business Development for HP’s global Smartphone & Tablet division. In this role, he drove all strategic initiatives for devices, software and services, including the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.