In Chapter 9 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, education entrepreneur J.T. Allen answers "What Attributes Do You Look For When Hiring Managers and Executives?" Allen notes that at his phase - roughly 100 employees and growing at 40% per year - he needs experienced hires that have done it before. He shares how funding or capital availability plays a role and the challenges that come with part-time staff. J.T. Allen is the CEO and co-founder of myFootpath, a company that provides higher education online resources and call center services to help high school and adult learners choose academic programs in line with career goals. Before myFootpath, Allen worked in strategy consulting for Ernst & Young. He earned his BBA and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.