Manlio Allegra co-founded Polaris Wireless in 2001 As the CEO, he is responsible for overall strategy, innovation, and worldwide sales and marketing. Under Manlio’s leadership, Polaris Wireless advanced to become the global market leader in high accuracy software-based wireless location systems. He is an industry thought leader with more than 30 years of experience.
Mr. Allegra has over twenty years of experience in international business and sixteen years in entertainment software publishing. In 1991, Mr. Allegra founded and became CEO of TecMagik Inc., a publisher of video games and computer entertainment software, which achieved sales of $23 million in 1994. Prior to founding TecMagik, Mr. Allegra co-founded International Development Group (IDG) in 1984 to provide strategic marketing and software publishing services for U.S., European and Asian companies. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Allegra, as a principal of IDG, engineered Sega Enterprises Ltd.’s entry into the European market. During that time, IDG increased Sega’s European video game sales from under $10 million to over $1 billion. Concurrently, Mr. Allegra created a software publishing joint venture with Sega for the North American market in 1988, which achieved net profits in excess of $2 million in 1990.
Mr. Allegra earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the Milan Polytechnic Institute.