Sue Allon is a frequent speaker at women’s organizations, industry organizations, and other business and community organizations. She frequently speaks on the subject of entrepreneurship, as well as on the financial crisis and the mortgage meltdown. Her goal is to help her audience understand what happened in the crisis, and what can be done to change things going forward. Additionally, she speaks at organizations that represent disadvantaged women who want to find a way to achieve their career dreams in the business world.
Sue Allon is the founder and chief executive officer of Allonhill, one of the nation’s leading providers of mortgage loan due diligence and risk management. Allonhill was founded in the fall of 2008. As of February 2011, it has 250 employees, and serves a client base that includes the government and the nation’s top banks. Allonhill’s mission is to reinvent the mortgage industry, bringing credibility back to the securitizations market so that investors will again make mortgage lending for American homebuyers possible. Before founding Allonhill, Allon formed The Murrayhill Company in 1997, which pioneered the concept of credit risk management for mortgage securities. Allon sold Murrayhill in 2004, at which time it was named as credit risk manager on 88% of the new issue subprime mortgage securitizations. Allon was retired from 2004 to 2008, when she founded Allonhill in response to the financial crisis. Prior to forming Murrayhill, Allon was a vice president at Asset Investors, Inc., a NYSE-traded REIT. She was a manager at Coopers & Lybrand, a manager at Price Waterhouse, and an auditor for Arthur Young & Co. Allon was the 2010 Denver Business Journal’s top Woman in Business, in Finance and Banking, and she was Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. Her companies have earned numerous business awards.
She graduated cum laude from Colorado College in 1981 with a BA in Economics. She earned a master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Denver in 1982, and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in 1989.