John H. Scully

Founder and Co-Chair, Making Waves Education Foundation; Founding Partner, SPO Partners & Co.

Headshot of John H. Scully

About John

John H. Scully is a founding partner of SPO Partners. Mr. Scully began his investing career after receiving his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1968 and his A.B. from Princeton University in 1966. From 1971 to 1991, Mr. Scully was a founding general partner of Texas Partners, a Bass family investment entity. Mr. Scully is the founder and chairman of Making Waves Education Foundation whose mission is to advance educational opportunities for college-bound, career-minded, historically underrepresented, and underserved youth. Mr. Scully is a former trustee and a vice chairman of the board of trustees of Stanford University as well as a former chair of its finance committee. He also served as the vice chair and is a former director of Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is a former trustee of Princeton University where he served as chair of the finance committee. He also served on the board of the Success Academy Schools based in New York City. Since 1999, Mr. Scully has been a limited partner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.