To say Jill HowardAllen is a people person is like saying Wisconsin cheese curds are good – a massive understatement. Jill lives for building connections and really understanding what makes people tick, which makes her the perfect person for finding our next outlier. Jill is (obviously) our Vice President of Talent and Organizational Development, handling recruitment and retention across all the Outlier businesses. And she’s been working her people magic for Outlier since 2016.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jill left the frozen tundra for Arizona’s warmer weather, where she began her professional career in the local marketing office for Southwest Airlines. She was part of the launch team for the corporate booking tool (SWABIZ), corporate blog, Twitter account and low-fare system, Ding!
In 2008, she launched What Else Marketing, a marketing contracting agency, and became a passionate member of the AZ startup community. Through this, she built up an informal network and began assisting companies in search of talent, which served as the springboard to her role with Outlier.
Jill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her goal is to visit as many college football stadiums as possible. She loves finding local bands and good craft beer. When she’s not working, you’ll find her riding her bike around Tempe with her husband, Tom.