Sue Allon

Founder and CEO of Allonhill

Sue Allon is the founder and CEO of Allonhill, a leading financial services firm providing disclosure-quality mortgage due diligence services, credit risk management and consulting. The company offers extensive mortgage capabilities and experience, leading-edge analytics and an independent, investor-oriented approach, to clients including hedge funds, mutual funds, private investors, government agencies, ratings agencies and mortgage originators and service providers.

Allonhill’s mission is helping clients understand, manage and reduce risk through informed loan and bond buying decisions. The company is based in Denver.

Before founding Allonhill, Ms. Allon formed The Murrayhill Company in 1997, focused on credit risk management for mortgage securities. In May 2004, Murrayhill was purchased by private equity firm TA Associates and was merged with Clayton, a due diligence provider. The combined firms became known as Clayton Holdings. Ms. Allon served on the Clayton Holdings board until February 2008.

Prior to forming Murrayhill, Ms. Allon was a vice president at Asset Investors, Inc., a NYSE-traded REIT owned by MDC Holdings, Inc. She was a manager at accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, in charge of business development for the company’s Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) asset management practice, which became the largest RTC contractor during her five years there. Her experience also includes serving as a manager at Price Waterhouse in its Strategic Consulting Practice, and as a manager in the Finance department of Home American Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of MDC. She began her career as an auditor for Arthur Young & Co.

Ms. Allon was Ernest and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. Her companies have earned numerous business awards.

Sue graduated cum laude from Colorado College in 1980 with a BA in Economics. She earned a master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Denver in 1982, and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in 1989. She sits on numerous boards, including the advisory board of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the Colorado College Board of Trustees, and National Jewish Health.

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