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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. 

Charley Kyd is a Microsoft Excel MVP by Charley Kyd, MBA
Microsoft Excel MVP
The Father of Spreadsheet Dashboards

Charley KydI'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.

If you want to email me you'll need to retype the email address below my picture. I didn't provide a live link because I'm trying to minimize spam.

I've been using spreadsheets for a long time...

  • While working as a cost accountant at Hewlett Packard in the late 1970s, I beta tested VisiCalc.
  • 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 Business Software magazine, I beta tested the first version of Excel for the PC.

I've written four books about spreadsheets for major publishers. I 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.

Excel users in most of the countries in the world use my e-books and spreadsheet templates. My customers include Excel users working in many small companies, and in the largest companies in the world, in all of the Dow 30 companies, in the five largest accounting firms in the US, and in the four largest broadcasting networks.

My customers also include Excel users working in many city, county, and state governments, federal agencies, military organizations, foundations, and in hundreds of hospitals around the world.


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"Our company’s President, CEO and Board members were blown away by the format and summarized information."  Ron Barrett

"We love your e-book and have deployed a good number of dashboard using it !!! Our Clients think we are gods..."  John Clark

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