Dmitri Mehlhorn is a partner at Vidinovo. He serves on the fiduciary and advisory boards of several companies and nonprofits, including DC-based Aquicore; DC-based Demosphere; NY-based APDS; NY-based GoKid; DC-based Demosphere; SF-based The Beans; LA-based WiserCare; and Sacramento-based StudentsFirst. He was previously on the Board of Directors of Sacramento-based StudentsFirst prior to that nonprofit's merger with 50CAN, and Bangalore-based MedGenome prior to that company's Series B investment from Sequoia Capital.
In his prior career, Dmitri was the President of Bloomberg BNA Legal, a Virginia-based division of data and technology giant Bloomberg LP. Before that, he spent 7 years at Gerson Lehrman Group, a leading expertise exchange with 19 global offices. There, he was Managing Director and his responsibilities included global research management, new market sales, and legal / regulatory affairs. Earlier in his career, Dmitri served as Chief of Staff and antitrust counsel at O’Melveny & Myers, a top-20 global law firm. Dmitri started his career as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, the global consultancy.
As a political activist, Dmitri has co-founded several groups focused on market-friendly advocacy. These include Hope Street Group, a 501c3 national nonprofit focused on centrist innovation in healthcare and education; StudentsFirst, a 501c4 focused on K-12 educational performance; and the Great New England Public School Alliance, a group funded by Michael Bloomberg and focused on electoral advocacy in New England.
Dmitri served as Senior Advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to support the new administration on strategic, organizational, and talent management matters. Dmitri is a Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute; a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins Institute of Education Policy. He has been quoted in and/or written for publications such as The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, and The 74 Million. He has degrees in law, policy, and politics from Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.