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 20 years of experience working in online business and commercial real estate. His is the Founder of Netcito, a network of peer advisory groups for entrepreneurs, and Owner of Mellen Investment Properties, a real estate investing firm that manages and invests in commercial properties. Peter currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tides Network and as President of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, an organization that brings together Georgetown University alumni entrepreneurs. 

Highlights from his earlier career include: 

– Co-Founder and CEO of Edison|Wright, where he launched one of the first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) programs in the world. 

– Director, Premium Education Services at AOL, where he managed a portfolio of online education services provided to K-12 students. 

– VP of Business Development for Safari Books Online, where he helped to generate a 5-fold increase in revenue over 3 years. 

– Co-founder of Headlight, an online learning company that raised more than $15 million of venture capital from investors that included Draper Fisher Jurvetson. 

Peter was born in Toronto, grew up on a yoga ashram, and earned a BA and MBA from Georgetown University. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two children.