W. Tyler Allen, 27, born on February 23, 1994, passed suddenly on September 28, 2021.
Tyler resided in Greenwich with his family for 21 years. He was accomplished beyond his years. Tyler served as Chief Investment Officer of Summit Equity Partners based in Greenwich, which focused on Event Driven Strategies utilizing trading algorithms he developed. Tyler worked on Wall Street before founding Summit, and graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a BS in Finance.
With an early focus on stock investment strategies, in 2010, Tyler and friends won the SIFMA Stock Market Game while a 10th grader at Greenwich High School. The annual game was typically reserved for seniors at the private and public schools in Greenwich. As an indication of his future charity, Tyler donated his $1,500 cash prize to the Second Congregational Church, which enabled the pastor to joyfully chastise other members at service who donated less than 14 year old Tyler that year.
Regarding community service, Tyler was generous and quick to take action. With his family, he helped start-up the Allen Research Endowment, a non-profit organization, whose focus is developing new medical technologies to treat addiction, including non-opioid pain management solutions, in memory of his twin brother, Bradley.
Regarding recreation, Tyler enjoyed traveling throughout the world with friends and family. He often remarked about the strong work ethic of people in emerging countries. Some of his favorite countries were Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey. In the United States, Tyler enjoyed quiet walks on the beaches in Southampton, NY, visiting vineyards in Napa, CA, where he and his family bought grapes to make their own wines and Cape Cod, MA.
For hunting, Tyler co-founded an upland bird hunting club and enjoyed taking friends to Millbrook, NY to hunt ring-necked pheasant, quail and ducks. Tyler enjoyed advising friends that once a pheasant jumps up from the brush, it could fly at 50 mph in seconds due to its long tail to stabilize flight. Therefore, you needed to be a quick shot or the bird would be out of range. One of Tyler’s favorite meals was the famous roast duck with orange sauce at the former Four Seasons restaurant in New York.
For sport fishing, Tyler enjoyed fly fishing in upstate New York streams typically catching chinook and coho salmon or steelhead and brown trout. In Montauk, Tyler enjoyed fishing for striped bass. One of his favorite meals was serving bass several ways at the same dinner such as grilled, seared and sautéed.
Tyler is survived by his parents Laurence and Michelle Allen, his sister, Lauren Allen, and is predeceased by his twin brother, Bradley. Tyler loved his many aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the US.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Leo Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT. A video will be shown of photos celebrating Tyler’s life.
A funeral will be held from 12:30pm to 2:00pm on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Second Congregational Church, 130 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
For flowers, please send to the Leo Gallagher Funeral Home. If you are inclined to support addiction-related research, you may donate to the Allen Research Endowment, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, 500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400, Greenwich, CT. www.allenrsch.org.