About Charley Kyd
I've been developing and using spreadsheets in
business for a long time...from
VisiCalc, to Lotus 1-2-3, to every Windows version of Excel.
by Charley Kyd, MBA
Microsoft Excel MVP, 2005-2014
The Father of Spreadsheet Dashboard Reports
I'm the founder of ExcelUser.com, the leading web
site about the business use of Microsoft Excel. I've got an MBA from
the University of Washington, and have been a Microsoft
Excel MVP since 2005.
I'm also the father of spreadsheet dashboard reports. Specifically, I
I've been using spreadsheets for35 years...
- While working
as a cost accountant at Hewlett Packard in the late 1970s, I beta
- As the CFO of several manufacturing companies in
the 1980s, I used nearly ten different brands of spreadsheets,
including a 3-D spreadsheet created by the Boeing Corporation.
- As a columnist for LOTUS magazine, I helped
business users of 1-2-3 to get more value from their
- As a columnist for Business Software magazine,
I beta tested the
first version of Excel for the PC.
I've written four books about spreadsheets for major publishers.
wrote one book about financial management with Lotus 1-2-3, two
similar books about Excel for Microsoft Press, and one book about
programming Excel for Microsoft Press.
I've published nearly 50
articles and columns in national magazines, including Inc,
Management Accounting, LOTUS, Byte,
PC World, Business Software, and
Business Performance Management.
I've consulted for both large and small companies in
industries as diverse as high-tech manufacturing, public utilities,
telecommunications, hardware stores, foundations, and a fat rendering company.
users in more than half the countries in the world use my Excel
dashboard ebook and templates. Customers include Excel users
working in many small companies, and in
the largest companies in
the world, in the
accounting firms in the US, and in the
four largest broadcasting
Customers also include people working in
banks in at
least 30 countries,
more than 200 universities,
hospitals and other healthcare organizations, and each company that
makes up the Dow Jones
Customers also include Excel users working in many
and state governments,