Head of Dyal Capital Partners
Michael Rees is a Managing Director and Head of Dyal Capital Partners. In addition to his roles as Managing Director and Head of Dyal Capital Partners, Michael Rees is also a member of the firm’s Partnership Committee. Dyal, a unit of Neuberger Berman, manages four funds focused on establishing minority partnerships with leading alternative asset managers, and an additional fund focused on providing financing solutions to leading alternative asset management firms. Prior to founding Dyal, Mr. Rees was a founding employee and shareholder of Neuberger Berman Group, transitioning from Lehman Brothers as part of the management buyout transaction in May 2009 and was the first Chief Operating Officer of the NB Alternatives business following the founding. Mr. Rees was an employee of Lehman Brothers from April 2001 through May 2009. He had numerous roles at Lehman Brothers and was responsible for strategic acquisitions for the Investment Management Division at Lehman Brothers. From 2003 through 2006, he was Head of Asset Management Strategy. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, he was an associate at Marakon Associates. Mr. Rees received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s in Technology Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Rees currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Opportunity Network, an education focused non-profit that supports underserved students with postsecondary and career readiness education.