Jim Allen


Vice President of IT Operations & Strategy

Jim is responsible for leading, implementing, managing, and monitoring IT operations and their strategic alignment to Kuder's business initiatives to ensure organizational success. With the support of key stakeholders, Jim identifies key opportunities for growth and works to build a sustainable competitive advantage for our company. Jim also oversees the development of mission-critical applications and technology to support Kuder's long-term goals and, provides direction and leadership to IT teams.

Jim started his IT career as a Software Developer for the Principal Financial Group in 1991 where he worked for 20 years; 10 years supporting Principal International and the other 10 supporting several other business units. After Principal, Jim joined Berkley Technology Services (BTS) for 10+ years where he was responsible for leading all efforts associated with Enterprise Applications. Following his position with Berkley, Jim founded an IT Consulting Company and started to work for a mortgage loan company that focused on improving data integrity and process efficiencies associated with their implementation of Salesforce.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a minor in French from Kearney State College. He also served as a Sergeant for the Army National Guard for 7 years.

The passion, drive, and focus within Kuder motivates me to help support students with their future careers and aspirations.
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