John C. Mecke

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

John is a 25 year veteran of the enterprise technology market. He has led six global product management organizations for three public companies and three private equity-backed firms.  He played a key role in delivering a $115 million dividend for his private equity backers – a 2.8x return in less than three years.  He has led five acquisitions for a total consideration of over $175 million.  He has led eight divestitures for a total consideration of $24.5 million in cash.  John regularly blogs about product management and mergers/acquisitions.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Market Driven Business
Board Advisor
08/2018-Current
Product management consultancy 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
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