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John Carter – Partner

John Carter 100pxJohn has been a CEO, founder, and a widely respected advisor to technology firms over his thirty five year career. John has raised capital from private equity to create a rollup of three companies (Klipsch, Jamo and API) in the consumer electronics market. He has led several software technology firms towards funding and acquisition holding positions including CEO of NetLens (Acquired by NextPage), and President and CEO of Chelix. In these positions he achieved sales and business relationships with companies such as Avery, BASF, BMW, JDS Uniphase, and Nokia.

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. He has consulted to high technology companies over the last fifteen years, working with clients such as Apple, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and 3M. 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 earned his MS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.