The Exponent name is recognized for its integrity, objectivity, independence, and professionalism. Our corporate core values drive a commitment to client service that enables us to provide consistently high quality work to clients worldwide. For over 50 years we have provided engineering, scientific, environmental and health consulting services to corporations, insurance carriers, government agencies, law firms and individuals. The firm has been best known for analyzing accidents and failures to determine their causes, but in recent years it has become more active in assisting clients with human health, environmental, engineering and regulatory issues associated with new products or processes to help prevent problems in the future.

Our multidisciplinary organization of scientists, physicians, engineers, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 technical disciplines to address complicated issues facing industry and government today. We employ the best and the brightest from the major academic institutions around the world as well as technical specialists from a variety of industries. Over 50% of our staff hold a Ph.D. or M.D. in their chosen field of study.

With its roots in Silicon Valley, Exponent has offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Our Firm

Our Leadership

Exponent's senior leadership team is comprised of individuals that have made significant contributions not only to the firm, but also to the scientific community and in business. Most have had successful careers as practicing engineers and scientists at Exponent, other consulting firms, major corporations, government, and academic institutions.

Corporate Officers and Senior Fellows

Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

Exponent is a multi-disciplinary firm whose mission is:

  • to provide clients with objective solutions for their important science, engineering, and business problems
  • by attracting, developing, exciting, and rewarding exceptional people
  • that will build shareholder value

Our Vision: 

Exponent’s vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world.

Exponent is traded on the NASDAQ exchange (stock symbol EXPO).  Please visit our Investor Relations page for specific information on the financial performance of the firm.  

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Investor Relations
Our History

Failure Analysis Associates (FaAA) was founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1967 when three professors from Stanford University and two engineers from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) decided to pioneer a new field - investigating how and why failures and accidents occur. FaAA initially provided engineering expertise to the legal and insurance industry. In the 1970’s, the Company continued to expand its accident investigation services while also responding to the increased engineering requirements of the utility and nuclear power industries. In the 1980’s, the Company added new engineering and science disciplines including civil engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, biomechanics, data analysis/statistics, human factors and visual communication services. We were well-known and respected for our independent investigations on some of world's biggest engineering accidents and failures and we expanded our office footprint outside of California.

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Exponent has worked on a number of well-known investigations over its 50+ years in business. Many of these projects have been featured in print, cable or on-line. Click here to learn more about these investigations.

Well-Known Investigations
Certifications and GSA Information

Quality. The Hallmark of Exponent Services. 

To confirm our commitment to quality, Exponent's quality management system is independently assessed against the most recognized and comprehensive international standard for quality management systems, ISO 9001. We are proud to say that the quality management system at Exponent successfully complies with the ISO 9001:2015 standard; the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard; US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 50, Appendix B; US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part 21; and the respective advertising policy for each registration, accreditation, approval, etc.

Click here for Exponent's certificate of registration to ISO 9001. 

Click here for the scopes of accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 at Exponent’s Philadelphia, Phoenix, Menlo Park and Natick locations.

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

Schedule Type: Professional Engineering Services (PES)

Exponent GSA Contract
  • FSC Group:  871 
  • Contract Number: 47QSMA18D0007
  • Contractor Period: 11/01/2017 - 10/31/2037
  • Contractor Name: Exponent, Inc. 
  • Address: 149 Commonwealth Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025 
  • Phone Number: (888) 656-EXPO 
  • Fax Number: (650) 326-8072 
  • Website: 

Contact for Contract Administration: 

Payment Address:  Exponent, Inc., PO Box 200283, Dept. 002, Dallas, TX 75320-0283 

Business Size: Large