In this special edition of Business Owners Radio, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Travis McVey, founder of Heroes Vodka, shares insights on his journey from serving as a Presidential Honor Guard from 1989-1992, to becoming a successful vetrepreneur. Discover the remarkable impact that business owners can have when they have a mission that goes beyond making a profit.
Peter Mellen, Founder of Netcito, a network of peer advisory groups for entrepreneurs, and Owner of Mellen Investment Properties, discusses the power of visualizing goals that go beyond business metrics, to ensure your business interests and activities are consistent with the things you really want out of life. Peter shows how a simple visioning framework for year-end planning has helped him achieve major life and business milestones, and shares how others can use this powerful tool as part of an ongoing goal-setting strategy.
About Peter Mellen
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 firm that invests in commercial properties. 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tides Network and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University, where he also leads the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance.
Peter was born in Toronto, grew up on a yoga ashram. He earned a BA and MBA from Georgetown University and a Master's Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two children.