“As Homes.com begins an exciting new chapter, we are confident Dave is the perfect person to move the company forward to the next level,” said Jack Ross, president and chief operating officer of Dominion Enterprises and Landmark Media Interprises, LLC. “With Dave’s strategic vision and his deep knowledge of online media and operations, the company will flourish under his leadership.”
“I am excited to join the Homes.com team,” said Mele. “With the increasing number of today’s home buyers and sellers using digital tools, we plan to aggressively expand the Homes.com brand to better serve consumers and the real estate industry. With a key focus on driving success for real estate professionals by improvements in data and lead quality, as well as in product services, Homes.com will become an even stronger player in the market.”
Prior to joining Homes.com, Mele was president of Pilot Media and publisher of The Virginian‐Pilot, a Landmark Media Enterprises newspaper. He also served as general manager of Pilot Interactive, where he was responsible for Pilot Media’s online and digital operations. Those operations included PilotOnline.com, HamptonRoads.com, online vertical marketplaces for homes, jobs and autos, and a growing digital services division that delivers search engine marketing, social media and web development solutions. He joined Landmark Media Enterprises in 1999 and held a number of roles in new ventures, marketing, human resources, publishing and digital media. Prior to joining Landmark, Mele worked as a change management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in Washington, D.C.
Mele graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in commerce and received an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.