John Prunty

Clinical Professor of Accounting

John Prunty ’84 BA brings a wide range of industry experience to the School of Business—he started his career in the audit department of Ernst & Young before moving through the ranks at Maxwell Technologies, Gen-Probe, Maxim Pharmaceuticals, where he served as CFO, and Optimer Pharmaceuticals. At Optimer, he was instrumental in taking the company public and in bringing an important drug to market. In addition to his undergraduate degree from USD, he holds a master’s from San Diego State University.

Areas of Expertise

strategic planning, investor relations, treasury management, financial reporting, internal controls, team building