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Category: Technology Execs
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Mele oversees the large national real estate portal Homes.com, whose over 15 million monthly visitors makes it one of the nations most popular real estate sites. While Homes.com had a relatively quiet year, the site remains a viable advertising alternative to Zillow Group sites and realtor.com for real estate brokers and agents. Mele became president in September 2014.
Prior to joining Homes.com, Mele was president of Pilot Media and publisher of The Virginian-Pilot. As general manager of Pilot Interactive, he oversaw several online and digital operations including PilotOnline.com, HamptonRoads.com, and online vertical marketplaces for homes, jobs, and autos, and a digital services division that provided search engine marketing, social media and web development services.