A little about John Mecke

John Mecke
2 min readNov 17, 2021

I am the publisher pf DevelopmentCorporate, musings of a reformed private equity operator. I focus on product management for enterprise software companies and mergers/acquisitions. Some of my more popular articles include:

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 lived and worked in many places — Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and now Costa Rica. This background gives me a foundation to help organizations conquer any challenges or opportunities they may face.

I have worked for three startups (1 win, 1 loss, & 1 draw). The majority of my career has been spent in companies in the Late Majority stage of the technology adoption life cycle. 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.

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I do project-oriented for a number of firms and publish a very successful blog on product management and corporate development — DevelopmentCorporate.com. I travel to the United States and Europe frequently to support client engagements.

I primarily work on short-term, fixed-price projects. Some of the work I do includes:

  • Market & Competitive Analysis
  • Business Process Improvement for various parts of a global software company
  • Training of product management teams in financial literacy, market analysis, competitor analysis, and many other topics
  • Advice and support complex corporate restructuring projects
  • Advice on the operational aspects of mergers, acquisitions & divestitures

I have a strong history of helping companies fundamentally grow their enterprise value. I am like a tool on a tool belt. I can be used to help conquer any challenge or opportunity that a global software could face. When finished you can just put me back on the shelf until you need me again.

If you have an interest, I can be contacted via:


+1.404.840.6685 (mobile & Whatsapp)


Twitter: @devcorporate

John Mecke

John has over 25 years of experience in leading product management and corporate development organizations for enterprise firms.