Allison Swelin, MBA

Director of Product, Avanti Software

Areas of expertise: Product design, Go-to-market, Partnerships, Organizational behaviour and culture

Current role: Director of Product, Avanti Software

Allison Swelin is passionate about building high-performing teams using trust and vulnerability. With over 10 years of tech industry experience, Allison has collaborated with thought leaders and led strategic initiatives for Garmin, SMART, and Motorola. Spearheading the creation of the Garmin Health division, Allison helped to build an ecosystem of over 100 Global API partners and inspired its growth to $25M in less than 3 years.

An entrepreneur at heart, she loves to turn ideas into reality. After starting a family, her passion for building a more diverse and inclusive technology industry across Canada led her to join the Chic Geek board as Chair in 2020. Chic Geek is focused on creating a welcoming, supportive, confidence-building community for women and girls that want to explore technology, entrepreneurship, and startups.