Jake Hirsch Allen

Board of Directors

Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn

Jake Hirsch-Allen builds public private partnerships between North America’s governments, workforce development organizations, colleges and universities, and LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Through this work, Jake supports and is learning to be an ally to groups such as newcomers, refugees and people with disabilities. 

Jake advises several startups including the Learning Economy Foundation, Mission Impact Academy, and Readocracy. He speaks regularly on the changing nature of work and learning and is passionate about immigration, interoperability, open and user-owned data, skills-based-hiring and -learning and AI regulation. 

Jake is a Director on the Boards of the Ontario Tech Talent and the Canadian Club. He founded Lighthouse Labs, Canada’s foremost software development bootcamp and Hacking Health. A former intellectual property and international criminal lawyer, Jake was also Chair of the Technology Committee of the Global Education Platform, taught Global Health at McMaster University and clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel.