CIT names VP, entrepreneurial ecosystems
Sean Mallon returns to the Center for Innovative Technology from GMU
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced Wednesday that it has hired Sean Mallon as vice president for its Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Division.
One of the CIT’s four newly created divisions, the Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Division serves as the operating arm for the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA). The division is designed to develop and strengthen programs in support of Virginia entrepreneurs. As vice president of the division, Mallon will be responsible for developing statewide resources for entrepreneurship development and capital formation. He will be based in CIT’s Richmond office.
“Sean is a great addition to CIT’s executive team and a perfect fit for the Ecosystems VP role,” CIT President and CEO Bob Stolle said in a statement. “He has extensive experience and is well-known and respected by our regional stakeholders.”
Mallon was most recently George Mason University’s associate vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation and also oversaw the Mason Enterprise Center, the Office of Technology Transfer and the Mason Innovation Exchange. Before joining Mason in 2016, he was senior investment director for CIT GAP Funds.
“I am delighted to be returning to CIT in this important new role,” Mallon said in a statement. “Virginia’s entrepreneurial spirit is strong, and CIT is committed to working with entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders around the commonwealth to strengthen the pipeline of high-growth startups and support entrepreneurs as they launch and scale their businesses.”
Mallon earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.