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.
John is one of the most compelling, logical, and action-oriented experts on our team. His deep experience with both software and physical product development (using Agile methodologies) can help you successfully integrate both. In today’s world of smart, connected, voice-enabled, digital products, this ensures quality and timely delivery. John also brings a unique blend of engineering and large company insight with Silicon Valley start-up/venture capitalist perspective. He will help you monetize ideas and get to market fast.
- Seven Steps to Conducting Agile Sprints for New Product Development
- Innovation Sprint Readiness Scorecard
- Quick Start Kit
- Self-Assessment Tools
- Phone consultations
- Training/Coaching (inhouse and virtual)
- Custom consulting