Allen Vartazarian is an innovative product manager and entrepreneur with 8+ years of experience leading the development of mobile, social, and online platforms.
Allen Vartazarian currently serves as VP of Product at uSamp, responsible for the the company's core Panel and Sampling platforms. He has been recognized as the driving force behind uSamp's cutting-edge mobile technologies and was named "Innovator of the Year" by his peers in 2011, 2012, and 2013 for his contributions.
Prior to joining uSamp, as co-founder of Taltopia.com, Allen Vartazarian strived to create a platform where aspiring and professional artists can get the recognition they deserve. Successful television shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent empower audiences by having them choose who will be the world’s next star; Allen Vartazarian has revolutionized the way all types of deserving talent find the exposure they seek by applying this model to the Internet.
Background: After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, Allen Vartazarian returned to his hometown of Los Angeles, the talent capital of the world. His admiration of the arts, coupled with his constant exposure to people with dreams of making it big in the talent industry, led him to co-found Taltopia.com in 2007. Taltopia.com would later receive angel funding in the amount of $800,000 in February of 2008.
Allen Vartazarian has been featured on CNN’s Young People Who Rock, NBC’s Raw Click, and the Los Angeles Business Journal for his recent achievements as a young entrepreneur.