Alan Tuck joined Bridgespan in 2001 as a principal and became a partner in the Boston office in 2003. He was named head of the Boston office in 2005 and head of East Coast offices in June 2007. With the continued growth of Bridgespan’s New York office, Alan became office head for New York in 2009. In the summer of 2010, Alan returned to the Boston office and Dickie Steele was named as office head for New York. In 2014, Alan became a senior advisor.
Alan brings to Bridgespan more than 30 years of experience in strategic and operating leadership. He works with clients on issues of strategy and scale across a wide range of fields and has been particularly active with national networks in public education and serving the disadvantaged youth populations in America. Network clients include America’s Promise Alliance, Communities in Schools, NatureServe, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Alzheimer's Association, National Academy Foundation, and United Way Worldwide. He has co-authored several case studies and articles on national networks available through the Bridgespan website.
In 2000, he retired from his position as chief strategic officer of Organogenesis, the first biotechnology company to successfully develop a living human skin replacement product. At Organogenesis, he was responsible for commercial relationships, financing, investor relations, and strategic direction. He also has served as president and chief executive officer of T Cell Sciences; vice president of marketing and business development for Biogen; executive vice president and chief strategic officer for Biocode; and chief strategic officer for ImmuLogic.
Before entering the biotechnology industry in 1987, Alan was a manager at Bain & Company. Prior to joining Bain in 1984, he spent 13 years in the diesel engine industry in various planning, marketing, and management positions at Cummins Engine Company. He joined Cummins after earning his MBA with Highest Distinction from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and his BA cum laude from Dartmouth College.
In addition to his position with Bridgespan, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Boston.