Articles by John Scully, PhD
John Scully, PhD, is CEO and co-founder of Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation, an organization focusing on imaging and information services for systems operating in space and other extreme environments. In 2011 Dr. Scully became Ecliptic’s CEO after serving as the organization’s CFO since 2001. His professional experience includes more than 25 years in accounting and finance, primarily with engineering and consulting related organizations. In the 1980s, he held several accounting and auditing positions with DuPont. While working in DuPont’s internal audit organization, he conducted audits in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and New Zealand. Later he moved to Roy F. Weston, Inc. (later renamed Weston Solutions), an engineering and consulting organization. He held several positions at Weston, including manager of corporate audit, group controller and west region controller. Dr. Scully subsequently moved to Aon Consulting, an international employee benefits and human resources consulting organization. He initially served as west region controller and later became Aon Consulting’s corporate controller following Aon’s acquisition of Alexander & Alexander. In 2001 Dr. Scully and a team of engineers co-founded Ecliptic. He earned his MBA from Temple University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Scully teaches accounting and finance courses at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Financial Swiss Army Knife: A User-Friendly Tool for Facilitating Financial Analysis and Due Diligence
This valuable tool can serve as both a translator of complex financial information and an indicator of opportunities for enhancing financial performance.
Kelly’s insights challenge readers to wrestle with the larger issues of corporate leadership and governance frailties that left the 14,000-member firm ill-prepared to adapt to a changing environment.
Morris offers several interesting insights into the origins of the current credit market meltdown. In the end, he concludes that the real estate bubble and subsequent credit crisis may be “one of those rare beasts conjured into the world solely by financiers.”