Brian Mehnert is an Operating Partner of Washington, DC-based Connected Ventures, LLC. Connected Ventures is a venture catalyst company that owns and operates companies in the real estate, financial services, marketing, mobile & e-commerce, and procurement markets; as well as making strategic investments to provide sales and marketing, product development, and operational leadership across its portfolio companies. In his current role, Mehnert provides strategic guidance to Connected Ventures’ portfolio companies, while operating at an executive level within each of the company’s businesses.
Prior to joining Connected Ventures, Mehnert served as Chief Executive Officer for Respond. Respond is an online performance marketing company that connects purchase-ready consumers to quality local businesses based on major life events including weddings, home services, and financial management. Over his tenure at Respond, Mehnert was the company’s leader for product management, marketing, sales, pricing, affiliate marketing programs, partner relations and the overall financial performance and success of the business.
Mehnert also previously served Case Design Remodeling, Inc., one of the country’s leading full-service home remodeling companies, as the Director of Marketing. Mehnert joined Case from Seneca Corporation, wherein he served as the Director of Marketing, directing all customer acquisition campaigns, as well as working closely with the product development team. Prior to Case, Mehnert served as a Director of Marketing at Hearst Corporation (COMAG Division). Based in New York City, he drove awareness for the company’s 21 leading magazines to wholesale partners and retail clients across the entertainment, travel, hospitality and hobbyist sectors. Mehnert began his career at Fluor Daniel as Marketing Communications Manager.
Mehnert is an alumnus of Susquehanna University where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in International Political Economy. Later, Mehnert graduated from the University of Maryland with an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
May 15, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
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Jan 6, 2014