BATON ROUGE – March 6, 2023 – Skilltype, Inc., the talent management platform for libraries, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Matt Allan as Skilltype’s first full-time Product Manager.
“We’re delighted to welcome Matt to the team as we continue developing the Skilltype talent platform that helps hundreds of libraries use data to develop their workforce and provides knowledge workers with access to training resources and personal insights to manage their careers,” said Christine Quirion, COO, Skilltype.
Allan’s Rich Startup and Product Manager Background
As a self-described startup junkie, Matt Allan brings more than three years of Product Management and Product Marketing experience within the New Orleans tech ecosystem. He also brings a decade of leadership experience in non-profit social enterprises in New Orleans, Los Angeles and Cambodia. Matt’s curiosity, data-driven approach and experience working with varied customers and growth-stage startups will be invaluable as we identify new ways to scale and improve the Skilltpe platform. Matt holds an MBA from Hope International University and a BA in Cultural Studies from Biola University. He’s certified as a Scrum Product Owner, an AWS Cloud Practitioner and as a Python Data Analyst.
Matt Allan’s role as Skilltype’s Product Manager includes a number of responsibilities. He will be managing and executing Skilltype’s product roadmap and prioritizing new features or improvements. Allan will also be responsible for conducting product and market research. Customer feedback and analyzing platform data to spot trends and opportunities will be crucial to his role. Additionally, he facilitates communication between Skilltype’s Engineering, Customer Success, and Sales teams, ensuring the platform provides community value.
“I feel privileged to contribute to the efforts of libraries in bridging skill gaps and enhancing their services to meet the needs of their communities,” says Allen. “ I feel fortunate to work alongside Skilltype’s talented and diverse team.”
Since joining the Skilltype team in January 2023, Matt has made a significant impact in numerous areas of the company. Matt will attend our upcoming Town Hall Meetings and customer meetups. This will afford our clients and partners great opportunities to become acquainted with Matt.
Skilltype is a software company helping libraries and their workers develop talent using data. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Skilltype has more than 150 paying customers and a growing number of free organizations across five countries. Award-winning libraries such as University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, Broward County Library System, and San Jose State University iSchool, rely on Skilltype to manage professional development, skills analysis, team management, and expertise sharing with peer organizations in a consortium. For more information, visit www.skilltype.com.