Mary Ann Allison

Principal, The Allison Group, USA
A Principal in the Allison Group, LLC, Mary Ann Allison consults with start-ups, businesses, governments, and NGOs to improve their capacity to generate positive results in rapidly changing environments. Her approach combines skinned knees (real business experience ranging from Citigroup VP to directing an Internet start-up) and rigorous scientific theory. At Citibank, Mary Ann led teams developing and implementing emerging technologies worldwide, including banking online and by phone. Mary Ann co-authored The Complexity Advantage: How the Science of Complexity Can Help Your Business Achieve Peak Performance; which the Wall Street Journal described as: “Anyone who grasps the concepts in The Complexity Advantage will have the power to change a business in startling ways. ... These are big ideas.” Her education includes a M.B.A. and a Ph.D., the latter in Culture and Communications from New York University.

Mary Ann joined Pallas in 2014.