John Carter has been a CEO, founder and inventor. As Principal of TCGen Inc., he has advised technology firms such as Apple, Cisco, Dolby, HP, IBM, and Xerox on strategy and operations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cirrus Logic (CRUS). John has raised private equity to execute a successful rollup in the Consumer Electronics sector and he has held the positions of CTO and Chief Engineer. John is the co-inventor of the BOSE Noise Cancelling Headphones and shares the original patent with Dr. Bose.
He has been a member of the faculty at Case Western’s Executive program, and an invited speaker at MIT and Stanford University. John has served as an advisor to the International Association of Product Development, the Gordon Institute and The Management Roundtable.
John was the founder and a Principal of Boston-based Product Development Consulting, Inc. (PDC), a leading organization in advising Fortune 500 companies in the areas of research, development and marketing. Before founding PDC, he was Chief Engineer of BOSE Corporation where he managed the development of technologies such as the Acoustic Wave Music System, Wave Radio, Lifestyle Home Theatre, Noise Reduction Headphones and others. He was one of the initial contributors to BOSE’s entry into the automobile OEM business and led the product and business development of BOSE’s 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.
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.
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.