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John Sculley

executive , Investment company executive , computer company executive

John Sculley, investment company executive, former computer company executive.


Sculley, John was born on April 6, 1939 in New York City.


Student, Rhode Island School Design, 1960; Bachelor of Architecture, Brown University, 1961; Master of Business Administration, University Pennsylvania, 1963.


Assistant account executive Marschalk Company, New York City, 1963-1964, account executive, 1964-1965, account supervisor, 1965-1967. Director marketing Pepsi-Cola Company, Purchase, 1967-1969, vice president marketing, 1970-1971, senior vice president marketing, 1971-1974, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1977-1983. President Pepsi Cola Foods, 1974-1977.

President, Chief Executive Officer Apple Computer Incorporated, Cupertino, California, 1983-1993. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Spectrum Information Technologies, 1993—1994. Partner Sculley Brothers LLC, 1995—2004.

Chairman Live Picture Incorporated, 1997—1998. Venture partner Rho Ventures, Palo Alto, since 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with John A. Byrne): Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple. A Journey of Adventure, Ideas & the Future, 1987.


Chairman Wharton Graduate Executive Board, 1980, member art advisory committee Brown University, 1980, board directors Keep America Beautiful., member board overseers Wharton School, University Pennsylvania, Member United States Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Indian Harbor, New York Athletic, Coral Beach (Bermuda), Wharton Business School of New York (board directors), Camden (Maine) Yacht.


Son of John and Margaret Blackburn (Smith) S. Married Carol Lee Adams, March 7, 1978. Children: Margaret Ann, John Blackburn, Laura Lee.


Margaret Blackburn (Smith) S.

Carol Lee Adams

Laura Lee