Our Team

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John Carter

John Carter has been a widely respected adviser to technology firms over his career. John is the author of "Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development". As Founder and Principal of TCGen Inc., he has advised some of the most revered technology firms in the world:

• Abbott, Amazon, Apple
• BOSE, Cisco, Fitbit
• HP, IBM, Roche

He specializes in the value creating aspects of product development – from the strategy and innovation processes, through product definition, execution and launch. He has helped companies cut time to market, rapidly scale their product program, and improve innovation with customer led insights which has led to greater profitability, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction. 

John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cirrus Logic (CRUS) a leading supplier of mixed signal semiconductors where he is involved with company strategy and sits on the Compensation and Audit Committees. 

He was the founder of Cambridge-based Product Development Consulting, Inc. (PDC), a consultancy advising Fortune 500 companies in the areas of research, development, and marketing. During his time there, he worked with Apple to create the Apple New Product Process (ANPP) which is used in all product divisions. He has been an invited speaker at MIT and Stanford University, and a member of the faculty at Case Western’s Executive program.

Before starting PDC, John was Chief Engineer of BOSE Corporation. John is the inventor of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones and shares the original patent with Dr. Amar Bose. He was one of the initial contributors in BOSE’s entry into the automobile OEM business and led the product and business development of BOSE’s patented noise reduction technology for the military market.

He earned his MS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.

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Jeanne Bradford

As Principal of TCGen, Jeanne has been a trusted advisor to some of industry’s leading technology companies in the areas of product development, program management and operations. She has led global organizations to deliver compelling products and technologies for leading companies, including Apple, Cisco and Texas Instruments. With John Carter, she is the co-author of the book Innovate Products Faster: Graphical Tools for Accelerating Product Development.

While leading the ANPP initiative at Apple, Jeanne re-wrote the company’s new product development process, building the core capability that allowed Apple to deliver innovative new products to market.

Jeanne is a frequent industry speaker on the topics of product development best practices and the application of social technologies to the product innovation process. She earned a MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in mathematics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

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David Vermette

David Vermette has over 25 years of experience as an analyst, researcher and writer specializing in the area of Product Development and R&D Management. He has managed numerous primary research studies of product development best practices. He has interviewed scores of product development practitioners from such companies as Ford, Motorola and Xerox, as well as global thought leaders, consultants, authors and academics in the field. He has authored or co-authored white papers, case studies, reports and presentations. He has contributed to research published by Oxford University Press and covered by The Wall Street Journal.

For TCGen, David has collaborated on projects for Inkling, Roche, and Bluescape among others. David also serves as an editor for TrustedPeer Inc. where he has conducted in depth interviews with more than 30 international consultants in such fields as R&D metrics, digital marketing, and customer experience research.

David was editor in chief of The Management Roundtable’s monthly newsletter Product Development Best Practices Report. For Goldense Group, Inc., David managed a series of biennial primary research studies on Product Development metrics. David’s clients have also included CSC, The Fetzer Institute, Realization Inc., and Business Enterprise Mapping, Inc.

David was a Research Associate at Product Development Consulting, Boston, MA and a Research Analyst for Thomson & Thomson (now Thomson CompuMark) of Boston. He holds a B.A. from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD and a M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music.