Sean Mallon has more than 20 years of investment and start-up experience. Prior to his arrival at George Mason University in 2016, he served as senior investment director for the CIT GAP Funds, a seed- and early-stage technology venture fund within the Center for Innovative Technology. He oversaw a portfolio of more than 100 companies and led new investments in Virginia-based technology companies committed to rapid growth and the development of innovative products and services. He has founded two companies and has worked with several others in senior roles ranging from sales and marketing to product management, supply chain and finance. From 1999 to 2003, he was a principal at Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds, a $200 million early-stage venture capital firm focused on the telecommunications and IT industries. He holds an AB degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.