Suzan Allen (entrepreneur)

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Suzan Marie Allen
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Born5th July
Portland, Oregon
CitizenshipUnited States
Years active2003 - Present
  • BlueMarble Recruiting LLC
  • French Italian LLC
  • CEO
  • Founder
Parent(s)Madaline F. Allen (Mother)
John W. Allen (Father, Deceased)
RelativesJohn V. Allen (Brother, Deceased)

Suzan Marie Allen (born 5 July) is an American entrepreneur, recruiter, job search coach, and leadership expert. Allen is best known for her talent acquisition, business development and recruiting strategies. With more than20 years of experience in profit and loss management, general management, budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management, Allen’s business acumen is unparalleled. Allen is the founder and president at BlueMarble Recruiting LLC, an American recruiting company, and the founder of French-Italian LLC, an online home decor and furnishings boutique.[1][2]

Allen specializes in organizational restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, acquisition integration, strategic sourcing, global sourcing, sales, marketing, merchandising, customer relationship management, recruiting, training, and team building. Through BlueMarble Recruiting, Allen consults with national distribution and manufacturing companies to influence their organizational structuring.

As the founder and CEO of French-Italian LLC, Allen is broadening the world of home decor in the U.S. and perfecting the online customer experience. Allen’s differentiated shopping and shipping process provides customers with excellent customer service from purchase to delivery.[3]

Early life

Allen was born in Portland, Oregon to Madaline F. Allen, but has long-standing roots in California. Originally from Trabia, Sicily, Luca, Italy and Florence, Italy, her great-grandparents and grandparents emigrated to the U.S. and became grape growers and winemakers in Healdsburg, a small town in northern California. Her family grew grapes along with Red delicious, Golden delicious, and Gravenstein apples for generations. Allen grew up in a large Italian family and spent her summers and holidays at the family ranch that housed several prunes, pears, and plums along with sheep, chickens, and turkeys.


Allen commenced her career in 2003 when she joined Hillyard as a territory sales manager. Hillyard is a leading chemical manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene solutions. She was responsible for sales, value proposition, and customer relations in the Northern California market. During her three years-long tenure at Hillyard, Allen worked with leading green organizations like The U.S. Green Building Council and The Healthy Schools Campaign. She also contributed to the marketing of Green Seal-certified products, Eco Logo products and Green buildings. Her long list of achievements with this firm also includes a 15% yearly sales rise, which Allen facilitated by system selling to partners such as Georgia Pacific, SCA, Hillyard, and GOJO working with very large end users.

After leaving Hillyard in 2006, Allen joined JC Paper Company. She was appointed as the Director of Sales and focused on the marketing of environmental and green supplies for healthcare, biotech, office buildings, and government municipalities. During her four years-long tenure, Allen honed her leadership skills by leading training teams for Envirox and Johnson brand chemicals. She also trained large end users in silicon valley (key end-users ) on environmentally sensitive products and programs.[4]

In 2010, Allen joined Interline Brands, which is one of the largest national distributors of jansan, maintenance, repair, and building products in North America. As a Director of Business Development, Allen was responsible for the strategic analysis of business opportunities within the Northwest region of California. During her four years-long tenure at Interline Brands, Allen worked on establishing, developing, and executing key distribution partnerships and marketed MRO products such as HVAC/R controls. With Allen’s sales aptitude, once again she focused on expanding the company’s operations in multiple locations by acquiring large-scale corporations.

After gaining substantial experience as the Vice President of TRG Recruiting recruiting, Allen founded BlueMarble Recruiting LLC in 2017. Her company focuses on recruiting in a multitude of industrial markets. BlueMarble Recruiting LLC also offers to consult for distributors and manufacturers. Under Allen’s leadership, BlueMarble Recruiting LLC built a large client base, and in just three years, became one of America’s leading talent acquisition firms.

During the worldwide pandemic, Allen launched an online boutique importing French, Italian, and French-Italian inspired furniture from Portugal. The products offered by her company are available for both the general public and interior designers. French-Italian Home Decor aims at offering quality products infused with the craftsmanship of European design stateside. Allen is also in the process of developing and founding a lifestyle brand to be launched in the near future.[5][6]

Personal Life

Allen is currently a US citizen and will soon acquire an Italian dual-citizenship. She is looking forward to purchasing a Villa in Italy.[7]


  1. "BlueMarble Recruiting LLC - Overview, Competitors, and Employees". Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  2. "Maker Monday: An ASPIRE Exclusive Interview With Suzan Allen". ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  3. "Starter Story: Suzan Allen On Building A Business Around Her Passion For Interior Design". Starter Story. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  4. "European Design Brings a Timeless and Long-Lasting Look to Your Home". The Design Tourist. 30 September 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  5. "Headhunter Does a Full 360 During Pandemic to Follow Interior Design Passion: Suzan Allen's Journey to Launch French Italian Home Furnishings". Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  6. "Suzan Allen: A Woman of Many Talents". Influencive. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  7. "French Italian to Begin Importing Exceptional Furniture Collections". Clout News. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 24 October 2020.

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