2017 Mar 31A local focus piece on LightSail 2 and Ecliptic's role on the project
2017 Mar 22LightSail-2 Program Manager Bruce Betts interviews key members of the LightSail-2 team, including two from Ecliptic
2017 Mar 20The LightSail-2 integration and testing effort is nearly complete!
2017 Jan 13Good info for anyone interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of LightSail
- Apr 26 - 28
Spring CubeSat WorkshopSan Luis Obispo, CA – Organized and hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- May 1 - 2
Interplanetary Small Satellite ConferenceSan Jose, CA – Organized by the ISSC Organizing Committee
- May 15
Unnamed clientGround test of new Remote Acoustic Sensor (RAS) RocketCam (approx. date)
- May 29
EchoStar-21 spacecraft (launched on Proton)Onboard video for monitoring RF antenna deployments (approx. date)
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)