Chief Operating Officer,
ABBYY North American HQ
Peter Meechan is a global operating executive with 25+ years of rapid growth experience in start-ups, and multi-billion dollar corporations, in software, mobile, consumer electronics, and digital media. Since 2013, he has been collaborating with the ABBYY worldwide executive team harmonizing global operations. Passionately focused on exceptional user experiences, Peter has notable contributions to the deployment of Flash® on 1B+ devices, software applications including Academy Award® winning products, Digital Home foundational innovations, and four exits including an IPO and a $3.4B sale. At multi-billion dollar corporations (Macromedia/Adobe, Intellectual Ventures, Sony) roles included senior vice president, vice president, and general manager. In the start-up environment, roles included CEO, president, senior vice president, and director (Catalyst Mobile, Gracenote/Sony, Wavefront/Silicon Graphics). Prior to ABBYY, he was a venture advisor for $1.4B Sofinnova Ventures. Recognized as an ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneer in computer graphics, he began his career as a software developer and visual effects animator. Peter has served on various boards in the U.S., Japan, and China including Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation. He attended Waseda University in Tokyo and is a graduate of the University of Oregon.