Will AllenGreater Pittsburgh Area, United States
Bio
A cofounder and Partner of MVP, Magarac Venture Partners. Allen is business executive, Nonprofit founder and Exceptional athlete with 10+ years of experience in managing high-performing teams, facilitating successful outcomes and investing.

Prior to MVP, Allen co-founded Nascent Group Holdings (NGH). Mr. Allen supports portfolio company executives, develops investment strategies, and provides strategic business insight by helping companies identify market opportunity, critical skill assessment and access to profound network connections for impact and growth in the areas of Technology and Real Estate.

Before Co-Founding NGH, Mr. Allen played 12 years in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he developed meaningful relationships with athletes, influencers, CEOs and brands.
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Experience
Partner
Magarac Venture Partners
Mar 2021 - Current
Member Board Of Directors
Alleghany Health Network
Jul 2021 - Current
Co-Founder
Nascent Group Holdings
Feb 2016 - Current
- Co-Founded Nascent Group Holdings in 2016•Evaluate active investment portfolio to ensure continued success of investment strategies. •Analyze new investments to determine returns and assess risk. •Advise portfolio company executive teams on business and execution strategies. •Cultivate strategic partnerships to accelerate growth and scale.
Member Board Of Trustees
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
May 2018 - Current
Board Of Directors
Partner4Work Pittsburgh
Sep 2017 - Current
Partner4Work is the workforce development organization that connects funding, expertise, and opportunities to develop a thriving workforce in the Pittsburgh region. We partner with businesses to source and train the talent needed to grow the region’s economy. We partner with job seekers to break down barriers and open doors to opportunity for careers in growing industries. And we partner with agencies to make an impact in communities, to reach people where they are and set them on the path for a promising future. We partner for information; we partner for impact; we partner for innovation; we partner for inspiration.
Founder
Will Allen Foundation
May 2008 - Current
- Established the foundation with the mission to be instrumental in the development of young people and assist them to possess a more proactive mindset in terms of their future aspirations• Mentors high school students • Helped raise more than $40,000 during a two-year timespan for college scholarships through various fundraising endeavors• Developed and implemented the Quest For Real Life Success after school program for high school students• Executed the program at five (5) different high schools in three (3) cities• Created sound partnerships with community stakeholders through community outreach projects and the inclusion of guest speakers• Instituted stark measurables for student achievement• Awarded laptop computers to Quest student graduates• Designed comprehensive programming for students greatly due to partnerships with large, high-profile companies and organizations, such as NFL Charities, Best Buy, Sun Coast Credit Union, PNC Bank, HighMark, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Huber Heights City Schools, Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center and Kaplan Test Prep• Fortified the Big Play program, which identifies individuals of need and provides them a donated suit
Intern
120 Sports
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
- Develop and implement feature stories• Learn in studio protocol • Entry level editing and studio production
Intern
National Grid
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
- Learned executive level management skills• High level business strategy and development • Government relations and strategy
Professional Athlete
Pittsburgh Steelers
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
- Team co-captain for the 2012 season• Member of the 2010 AFC Championship team• Participated in 2010 Super Bowl XLV• Cultivated a sound, healthy and productive working environment as a team leader• Dissected and analyzed film of upcoming opponents daily• Assisted in developing the defensive unit in becoming ranked number one overall in the National Football League (NFL) for the 2012 season• Heavily involved in the contract negotiations of his personal three-year contract agreement• Represented the team on numerous occasions at speaking engagements and community service events in the city of Pittsburgh
Professional Athlete
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Apr 2004 - Mar 2010
Education
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Strategic Communication
Harvard Business School
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management