Allyn L. Shaw is the Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Technology group for Wells Fargo & Company (WFC). In his current role, he executes the Wells Fargo Technology strategy, delivering financial services to consumer banking, consumer lending (home, auto, credit card and significant credit products), and small business customers through over 5,300 retail bank branches, across online and digital channels, and more than 11,000 ATMs in 36 states and the District of Columbia, as well as through 20 customer service centers. The Consumer Technology group is a customer-obsessed organization dedicated to innovating, and transforming, to better enable consumers to engage with us however they choose.
Allyn has nearly 30 years of experience in banking and technology. Prior to joining WFC, he was the president of Recycle Track Systems, where he focused on delivering high-tech solutions to elevate the goal of zero waste and reduce the impact of hazardous waste facility operations. In addition, Allyn spent nearly 16 years at Bank of America, where he served as the Chief Operating Off icer f or both Cyber Security and End User Computing, head of Product Management, and Senior Vice President f or Voice, Video, Network & Data Center Infrastructure. During his tenure at BofA, he was awarded a U.S. patent in advanced computing platforms. Allyn also spent five years at Nippon Telephone & Telegraph (NTT West) and began his career at Sprint as a telecommunications engineer.
Allyn’s commitment to fostering an inclusive environment has received global recognition, and he is considered a leading LGBTI+ executive. He received the Brooklyn Nets Jason Collins Award sponsored by the NBA f or courage, and leadership in the LGBTQ community. The U.S. State Department honored Allyn as a notable LGBTI+ American driving economic equality. He is listed on the EMpower List: 100 Ethnic Minority Executives in 2020 and three years in a row, the top 10 list of OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives supported by Yahoo Finance! Allyn is a Diversity Best Practices’ Above and Beyond Award winner and was named to Diversity MBA world’s top 100 business leaders under 50. In 2020, Allyn was honored by Adweek f or his role in The Changing Face of LGBTQ Inclusion across the global landscape. More recently, he was awarded the Tri- State Unity Council’s LGBTQ+ Leadership Award at the 2022 Unity Summit.
Allyn is actively involved in the intersection of tech and diversity with Out in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, and Out 4 U. He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors f or Out & Equal and sits on the board for the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center. Allyn is an elected member of the Victory Fund Campaign Board, where he is active in increasing Queer voices in public office. He resides in New York City.