Patrick Leach

Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Patrick Leach has over thirty years of experience in industry and consulting.  He joined Decision Strategies Inc. in 2004, and was CEO of the company from August of 2011 through July of 2016.  He now works as an independent strategy consultant, and is an adjunct professor at the Colorado School of Mines.

Pat is the author of Why Can’t You Just Give Me the Number? – An executive’s guide to using probabilistic thinking to manage risk and to make better decisions, which is now out in its Second Edition. He is a Charter Fellow in the SDP and incoming President, and holds memberships in the SPE, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and INFORMS.

My Sessions

Workshop: Why Can’t You Just Make a Decision?

Mount Elbert B

People make decisions all the time without going through any sort of structured process or performing any analysis, and for the vast majority of decisions, this is fine.  Business executives rise to positions of authority in large part because of an exceptional ability to make good decisions in difficult situations.  Their intuition and instincts are […]