John C. Mecke

John Mecke

Product Management and M&A Executive


List of major mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures


John Mecke is the Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, a consultancy focused on mid-market and enterprise scale software firms.  We specialize in product management and corporate development. 

He has over 20 years of experience in leading product management organizations for mid-market and enterprise software firms.  His background covers both traditional licensed software as well as SaaS applications.  While we have experience in startup and early stage companies, we primarily focus on established firms and the challenges they face in growing revenues, profits, and enterprise value.

He has significant experience in corporate development.  John has led four major acquisitions with a total value of $175M. Conducted eight divestitures which generated $24.5M in cash. Played a critical role in producing a $115M dividend for investors, a 2.8x return on the investment in less than three years.  He has evaluated over 500 companies for acquisition and conducted over 50 due diligence projects. John has served public companies, private companies, and companies backed by private equity investors.


Board Advisor, 08/2018-Present
Win-Loss Agency & Market Driven Business

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

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

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

Director Product Management, 05/2010
Stonebranch – Alpharetta GA

Executive Vice President & General Manager
, 08/2007 to 12/2008
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

Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, 4/2005 to 01/2007
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 Client Services, 12/2003 -09/2004
Inovis, Inc. – Alpharetta GA

Vice President Product Management, 04/2003 to 11/2003
Inovis, Inc. – Alpharetta GA

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

Vice President Marketing, 04/2002 to 07/2002
Saba Software – Redwood Shores, CA

Chief Marketing Officer, 11/2000 to 9/2001
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.

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

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

Group Vice President Business Development, 12/1997 to 02/2000
Sterling Software – Dallas, Texas
A $1B provider of application development, systems management, and business intelligence software products.  Acquired by CA in April 2000.

Acting Vice President Marketing, 10/1999 to 02/2000
Sterling Software – Dallas, Texas

Senior Director Product Management, 06/1997 to 12/1997
Sterling Software – Dallas, Texas

Director Business & Market Development, 01/1997 to 06/1997
Sterling Software – Atlanta, Georgia

Director Labs, 01/1995 to 01/1997
Sterling Software – Atlanta, Georgia

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

Executive Director Professional Services, 02/1992 to 02/1994
KnowledgeWare, Inc. – Atlanta Detroit, GA

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

Acquired by KnowledgeWare 12/1992