John Lynch
Technology and Cloud

John Lynch

John's role at Ascentage is focused on guiding small to mid-size technology companies to achieve their growth potential and explore strategic opportunities.

John has over 30 years of software business experience, mostly in senior executive positions including SVP of Portfolio Development at Bentley Systems as well as VP of Product Development and CTO at Autodesk.

John's unique combination of business focus, market orientation and deep technical experience has helped him contribute to building market segment leaders throughout his career.

He has spearheaded over 40 acquisitions in his career, and led product teams through major platform and cultural shifts. John has a track record of enduring contributions to small to medium-sized businesses that helped them achieve sustainable growth, competitive advantage and optimal valuations.

Earlier in his career, John joined Autodesk when there were fewer than 100 employees and less than $35M in annual revenues. He quickly rose to the level of General Manager of the AutoCAD Division, and then VP of Product Development and CTO reporting directly to then CEO, Carol Bartz.

Interlaced with his corporate roles, John also started and sold two software businesses of his own.