Allison Pickens


Allison Pickens is a technology executive with significant experience driving growth and strategic transformation initiatives at SaaS companies. Ms. Pickens most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and previously held other executive roles at Gainsight, a SaaS company, from 2014 to 2020. She is the co-author of the book The Customer Success Economy, published by Wiley in spring 2020. Ms. Pickens previously worked at Bain Capital Private Equity, where she evaluated investments in a range of industries, and Boston Consulting Group, where she was a management consultant to both public and private companies.

Ms. Pickens is a member of the Board of Directors of Rainforest QA, a venture-backed SaaS company, and is a member of the Technology Advisory Network at Boston Consulting Group, where she advises on strategic transformations of technology companies. She also has served as an Executive-in-Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, advising portfolio companies on how to grow and retain subscription revenue. Previously she served as a member of the Board of eCompliance, a privately-funded SaaS company, until its successful acquisition by Alcumus. Ms. Pickens has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate Business School and a B.A. from Yale University.