Balanced Risk Strategies, Ltd. was founded and is led by Martin Pergler
Globally recognized expert in risk management and decision making under uncertainty with over20 years consulting experience independently and as Senior Expert at McKinsey & Company. A leader of McKinsey’s global risk management practice for 10 years.
Led projects or provided expert advice to 250+ clients in 30+ countries on mandates related to risk and uncertainty – including supporting 25 companies through ongoing, multi-year risk transformation journeys.
Extensive experience in the energy/natural resources, industrials, and travel/logistics sectors, as well as multi-sector conglomerates, institutional investors, and other financial institutions. Focus on both quantitative (modeling) and qualitative (decision processes, governance, culture) elements.
Capability builder (developed global risk analytics centre of excellence at McKinsey) and teacher (award-winning lecturer at the University of Chicago; regular instructor at McKinsey's consultant and client trainings; executive education adjunct at DukeCE—the executive education arm of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University—and the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario).
Member of Umbrex, an invitation-only global network of independent consultants who are alumni of top-tier management consulting firms.
Over 35 published articles and presentations on risk-related issues at major conferences, including the Globe and Mail, forbes.com, China Business News, GARP and AFP as well as academic conferences, and McKinsey on Finance.
Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Software developer (1980s) who started on 8" floppy disks and a gigantic 64kB of memory, and survived revolutions such as the transition to GUI and object-oriented programming languages.