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
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 combination 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
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.
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,