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Michael R. Walls & Co. (formerly Strategic Systems Group) was founded in 1989 in Austin, Texas. Setting out to provide state-of-the-art decision support to firms in petroleum and related industries, the company continues to undertake important, valuable, and challenging work. Relying on technical developments in the areas of decision analysis, finance and business strategy, the Colorado-based company provides clients with the ability to improve their decision quality and create value.

Michael R. Walls & Co. has a strong commitment to integrity and our clients’ needs. We emphasize the importance of rigor in our valuation and decision processes and transfer that same culture of analysis to our clients. With a dedication to continued learning, we work to integrate any new findings into our clients’ immediate needs and objectives.

Michael R. Walls, PhD
Michael Walls is founder and president of Michael R. Walls & Co. During the last 30 years, Dr. Walls has brought clients a com
bination of business expertise, industry knowledge and technical superiority which has proven exceedingly effective in developing strategies, allocating resources and managing risk. He has advised extensively in the areas of risk analysis and strategic planning to companies in a variety of industries.

Recognized as an industry authority on the application of risk and investment theory to the petroleum industry, Dr. Walls is the author of numerous articles on the topics of decision and risk analysis, finance and business strategy. In addition, he has 25 years of industry experience, with both significant operational and financial responsibilities.

Dr. Walls has a BS degree in geology from Western Kentucky University, an MBA in finance and a PhD in management from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds the position of Professor in the Division of Economics & Business at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.