Tony Allen, Chief Technology Officer

Tony Allen

Chief Technology Officer, Recurly


Tony Allen is responsible for Recurly’s technology strategy and building a team focused on customers, collaboration, and continuous improvement to billing for thousands of companies across the United States and around the world.

Based in San Francisco, Tony brings more than 20 years of experience leading technology organizations on executive teams at Fortune 500 companies like PayPal and Verisign, and at early-stage startups like Signio, Inc. At PayPal, he led a number of critical business initiatives, including scaling the Venmo platform for billions of credit card payments and guiding PayPal’s effort to expand its reach with Marketplaces. Tony’s background has given him ample experience with the challenges and requirements of both building and scaling technology organizations that develop highly secure and reliable platforms, including the subscription management software for building recurring revenue growth.

When he’s not guiding the impact of technology on the billing automation platform, Tony enjoys spending time mountain biking, hiking, and exploring the Bay Area and beyond with his wife and three sons.

Recurly’s all-in-one subscription billing platform enables teams to build new subscriber experiences, ramp pricing, and build customer loyalty with insights into consumer preferences within their own subscription services. High growth brands including Sling, Twitch, BarkBox, FabFitFun, Paramount, Lucid, and Sprout Social have chosen Recurly to manage billions of dollars in credit card payments for recurring revenues, future-proof their billing and payment operations, and curb subscriber retention and win back millions of dollars in revenue recovery. Founded in 2009, Recurly is based in San Francisco, with offices in Boulder, New Orleans, and London. For more information, visit

Latest posts by Tony Allen

How to scale and streamline your tech stack

As subscription products become increasingly popular, consumers demand seamless experiences that prioritize flexibility and convenience. Businesses must adapt quickly to meet these expectations–bringing new challenges for technology and engineering teams. While robust subscription management and recurring billing can remedy many issues, technology leaders face one question: whether they should build...

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Scalable or bust: The importance of investing in technology from Recurly CTO

In this blog post, our Chief Technology Officer Tony Allen discusses the importance of scalable technology and how Recurly ensures every customer is set up for success with our cutting-edge technology.  Technology is evolving, and it evolves rapidly.  In today’s day and age, companies need to continually invest in scalable...

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How Recurly helps businesses scale for large digital events

In this blog post, our Chief Technology Officer, Tony Allen, shares how Recurly helps companies scale for large digital events like the big game, shopping holidays, and more. Digital events have dominated our screens. Behind the scenes, companies are responsible for creating the capacity to power these occurrences, but as...

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