FlashPoint was started in 2004 and has been an innovator in coordinating virtual teams to develop technology solutions. FlashPoint has worked on over 100 projects since inception, ranging from electronics to consumer products. FlashPoint currently focuses on providing management consulting services for technology firms, both new and established. FlashPoint is comprised of a network of experts and leading academics.
FlashPoint's managing partner is Tucker Marion. Tucker is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Bucknell University, holds a Master's from the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School in Technology Management, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Penn State. He has held numerous product development and manufacturing positions at large corporations, including Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. While at Wharton, Tucker got the bug to start his own company, and shortly thereafter he co-founded the Innovation Factory, where he headed product development and operations.
After leaving the Innovation Factory, he began FlashPoint Development, leading the design effort for numerous consumer and technical projects. Tucker is an Associate Professor at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim Business School, specializing in product development, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He publishes articles in top academic journals and speaks regularly on the topics of innovation in new firms, design, and global product development. Connect with Tucker on LinkedIn.