Bio

JOHN C. MECKE
Tronadora, Costa Rica
404.840.6685
john.mecke@developmentcorporate.com
Developmentcorporate.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcmecke/

SUMMARY AND SKILLS

I am a 30 year veteran of the enterprise software market.  I have worked in almost every part of an enterprise software firm – Marketing, Product Management, Development, Sales, Customer Service, Professional Services, Business Development, & General Management.  I have led teams as large as 135 people spanning 5 locations.  I have led six global product management organizations for three public companies and three private equity-backed firms.  I played a key role in delivering a $115 million dividend for his private equity backers – a 2.8x return in less than three years.  I have lived and worked in many places – Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and now Costa Rica.  I have led five major acquisitions and eleven divestitures.  This background gives me a foundation to help organizations conquer any challenges or opportunities they may face.

In 2018 I moved to Costa Rica – a place I plan on eventually retiring to.  I live in a wonderful small village next to the second largest lake in Central America and surrounded by three inactive volcanoes.  I do project-oriented for a number of firms and publish a successful blog on product management and corporate development.  I travel to the United States and Europe frequently to support client engagements.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Market Driven Business / Win-Loss Agency
Board Advisor
08/2018-Current
Product management consultancies serving large enterprises

DevelopmentCorporate – Atlanta, GA
Corporate Development Advisory Firm for Enterprise & Mid-Market Technology Companies.
Managing Director
01/2008 to Current

John’s Creek Liquors, LLC – Johns Creek GA
Owner
01/2012 to 12/2017

Stonebranch, Inc – Atlanta, GA
Privately held global provider of data center automation solutions
Chief Operating Officer
05/2010 to 11/2011

Director Product Management
02/2010 to 05/2010

DevelopmentCorporate – Atlanta, GA
Corporate Development Advisory Firm for Enterprise & Mid-Market Technology Companies.
Managing Director
12/2008 to 01/2010

EasyLink Services International Corporation – Atlanta, GA
$90M publicly-traded B2B technology services focused on providing on demand messaging and supply chain services to Global 2000. Combination of the former Internet Commerce Corporation and EasyLink Services
Executive Vice President & General Manager
08/2007 to 12/2008

DevelopmentCorporate – Atlanta, GA
Corporate Development Advisory Firm for Enterprise & Mid-Market Technology Companies.
Managing Director
01/2007 – 07/2007

Inovis, Inc – Atlanta, GA
$150M provider of EDI and B2B network and software solutions owned by Golden Gate Capital and Cerberus Capital Management.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development
4/2005 to 01/2007

Senior Vice President & General Manager
09/2004 -04/2005 

Senior Vice President Client Services
12/2003 -09/2004

Vice President Product Management
04/2003 to 11/2003

Saba Software – Redwood Shores, CA
$60M provider of Human Capital Management Solutions
Vice President Business Development
07/2002 to 12/2002 

Vice President Marketing
04/2002 to 07/2002

Lumenor, Inc – Atlanta, GA
Pre-revenue SaaS startup providing billing and customer care solutions for the deregulating energy industry that failed to obtain sufficient funding to continue operations.
Chief Marketing Officer
11/2000 to0 9/2001

ObjectSpace, Inc – Dallas, Texas
Former provider of B2B infrastructure software that failed to acquire funding required to continue operations
Vice President, Business Development
06/2000 -11/2000 

Computer Associates International – Dallas, Texas
$6B Independent Software Vendor
Vice President Marketing
02/2000 to 06/2000

Sterling Software – Dallas, Texas
$1B Independent Software Vendor

Group Vice President Business Development
12/1997 to 02/2000

Acting Vice President Marketing
10/1999 to 02/2000

Senior Director Product Management
06/1997 to 12/1997

Director Business & Market Development
01/1997 to 06/1997

Director Labs
01/1995 to 01/1997 

KnowlegeWare Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia
$60M provider of Computer Aided Software Engineering tools. Acquired by Sterling Software 12/1994
Director International Sales
03/1994 to 02/1994

Executive Director Professional Services
02/1992 to 02/1994
 

Computer & Engineering Consultants, Ltd – Detroit, Michigan
Acquired by KnowledgeWare 12/1992
Manager, BPR Practice
01/1985 to 01/1992