About Author:

Gill Eapen
Chairman and CEO
Decision Options, LLC

Gill Eapen has three decades of experience in strategy, finance, risk and general management. Mr. Eapen’s past experience includes senior positions at fortune 100 companies, consulting and private equity firms. He has consulted for over five dozen companies worldwide in diverse industries, including life sciences, energy, aerospace, high technology and consumer goods. In 2000, he founded Decision Options, a pioneer in economic value based decision making, risk, and portfolio management. Decision Options has created a technology with broad applications in valuation, risk management, portfolio optimization and deal structuring. It has 3 patents pending on the technology and business processes deployed. Decision Options also managed a Long/Short US Equity fund that used proprietary analytics and risk management principles. Currently, he is the chairman and CEO of Decision Options, a firm he founded in 2000 to fundamentally transform decision-making processes in complex organizations under uncertainty and flexibility. Previously he was an executive at Charles River Associates, a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, industries, accounting firms, and governments around the world. Previously, he was a member of the R&D leadership team at Pfizer, responsible for the planning of the entire R&D portfolio including internal allocation of capital and external assessments of business development deals. Before that he was engagement manager at Deloitte Consulting, where he provided strategic and operational advisory services for companies in many industries including software, consumer goods, commodities and manufacturing. Mr. Eapen is a CFA charter holder, a member of the Boston Society of Security Analysts and a frequent speaker in conferences worldwide. Mr. Eapen is the author of two text-books. The first book, Decision Options: The Art and Science of Making Decisions, provides the theory and practice of real options in economic valuation and investment decision-making in private assets. The second book, Flexibility: Flexible Companies for the Uncertain World is a comprehensive discussion of the structure, systems and strategies needed for companies to survive and succeed in an increasingly uncertain world. His blog, followed by people from over 100 countries is at www.scientificsense.com and a paperback, entitled Scientific Sense was published in 2012 and it contains blog entries from 2008 till 2012

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