John Scully, Ph.D.

CFO, Board Member, Officer

John has broad experience in management and staff roles such as corporate controller, director of finance, auditor and educator.  He is an Ecliptic co-founder, officer, Treasurer and Board Secretary.  

As CFO, John is responsible for managing all Ecliptic financial reporting requirements, corporate insurance and HR matters and coordination with our independent public accountants.  He is also deeply involved with setting and achieving Ecliptic's financial results, strategic planning, annual planning and budgeting processes and partnering activities.

John has extensive accounting experience in high-technology, engineering services and consulting firms, large and small.  Before Ecliptic, he was Director of Finance at BlastOff! Corporation (a start-up space-mission firm), Corporate and Regional Controller at Aon Consulting (a $650M international employee benefits and human resources consulting organization), Regional and Group Controller at Weston (a $350M engineering and consulting company), and Auditor at DuPont.  He has extensive experience with corporate information systems, project tracking systems, auditing and human resources.

John has published several book reviews in the Journal of Accountancy and Internal Auditor and has taught graduate and undergraduate finance, accounting and ethics classes at several major universities.  Currently he is teaching finance classes for Pepperdine University's Executive MBA Program.

  • Teaching at Pepperdine University, School of Business and Management
  • Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor
  • Certified Public Accountant (Licensed in Pennsylvania)
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy at University of Pennsylvania
  • M.B.A. with Accounting emphasis at Temple University (Philadelphia)
  • M.A. in Philosophy at University of Delaware
  • B.A. in Philosophy at West Chester University (Pennsylvania)