Managing Director, Head of Marketing at Clarion Capital Partners
Mr. Doug Mellinger is the Managing Director and Head of Marketing at Clarion Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Previously, Mr. Mellinger was a Managing Director at Palm Ventures where he focused on investments in the education, business services, technology, financial services and health sectors. Mr. Mellinger helped start the offshore software industry in India, and he has founded numerous companies ranging from early internet companies to philanthropic services before becoming a partner at Clarion. He was also named Entrepreneur of the Year for New England, has been CEO of an Inc. 500 company twice and created one of the top 100 software companies. Mr. Mellinger is a founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (currently EO) and was the International Director for the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs. He was also the Chairman of the National Commission on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. He held board positions in various organizations including The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and London Business School. He is also currently a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.