Peter Mellen, EIR

Founder of Netcito

Expertise: Publishing, Online Media, Commercial Real Estate, E-Learning , New Product Development, New Venture Creation and Financing

Peter Mellen is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience working in online business and commercial real estate. He is Founder and CEO of Netcito, a network of peer advisory groups for entrepreneurs. 

Previously, he co-founded Edison|Wright, where he launched one of the first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs in the world to finance clean energy projects in buildings through voluntary property tax assessments. He also served as Director Premium Education Services at AOL, where he managed a portfolio of online education services provided to K-12 students. Prior to AOL, he played a key role in generating a fivefold increase in revenue over three years as Vice President of Business Development for Safari Books Online. Immediately after earning his MBA in 1998, Mr. Mellen co-founded Headlight, an online learning company that raised more than $15 million of venture capital from investors that included Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Silicon Valley Band of Angels. 

Mr. Mellen also serves as President of the Georgetown University Entrepreneurship Alliance, Treasurer for the Tides Network, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University. Mr. Mellen earned a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA (Honors) from Georgetown University, and a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from University of Maryland.