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
The Father of Spreadsheet Dashboards
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.
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
- 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.
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
accounting firms in the US, and in the
four largest broadcasting
My customers also include Excel users working in many
and state governments,
foundations, and in hundreds of
hospitals around the world.