Michael Rees is an independent expert who provides quantitative decision-support to senior executives facing major decisions on strategy, financing, business structure, transactions, valuation and portfolio optimisation. He also leads training courses in financial modelling, risk modelling and related topics for client staff of all levels, and - having worked very closely with Palisade since 2004 - is the most experienced trainer of Palisade products in Europe. His aim is to provide high value-added services that combine his experience in business and finance with advanced quantitative modelling skills.
Michael has over 20 years of business and finance experience, including approximately 10 years as an independent consultant. Prior to this, he was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan and a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). He has lived and worked in several countries, and speaks fluent French and German.
Michael has a Doctorate in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Algorithms, and a BA with First Class Honours in Mathematics, both from Oxford University in the UK. He has an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD in France. He has studied for the Certificate of Quantitative Finance, graduating top of the class, and also receiving the Wilmott Award. He is the author of Financial Modelling in Practice: A Concise Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Level (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).