Wall Street 50 – 2014

John Scully/Nuveen Investments

John Scully is senior vice president of Nuveen Investments where he responsible for marketing Nuveen’s investment solutions to institutional and ultra-nigh net worth investors. He has over 20 years experience in the investment world, having previously worked at Evergreen Investments, MFS Investment, and Grantham, Mayo, and Van Otterloo before joining Nuveen in 2010.

A fourth-generation Irish American, John’s roots lie in Tipperary and Cork on his father’s side and English and Irish ancestry on his mother’s side that date back to 1637 when his forebears arrived in America. The quote that encapsulates what being Irish means to John is “Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?,” a saying he picked up from his grandfather and which he says “always makes me think of the Irish immigrants like my family that took the risk to come to America to build a better life for their families.”

John is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and holds an M.B.A. from Babson College. He and his wife Hadley have two children, Charlotte and Jack.