Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, an editorial consulting firm that works with clients on speeches, articles, white papers, and other written materials. He is the co-author, with former IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano, of Re-Think: A Path to the Future, a book about the globally integrated enterprise and the emergence of the global economy. The firm works across a number of industries, including banking, management consulting, accounting, technology, and health care.
Mr. Rees is the founder of FT Newsmine, a weekly email brief of financial market facts and figures produced in collaboration with the Financial Times, as well as The Geonomica Brief, an independent publication with a similar focus, which is distributed via email every Friday. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Business and Government at Dartmouthís Tuck School of Business and co-authors a weekly column with Matthew Slaughter thatís focused on the intersection of business and policy.
Mr. Rees’s work builds on his experience in government, where he served as a speechwriter for President Bush; the National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice; and the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Zoellick. He also served as a speechwriter and senior adviser for the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, William Donaldson.
During a ten-year career in journalism, Mr. Rees wrote for a number of America's most respected publications. He was employed in Washington for The Weekly Standard, The Economist, and The New Republic, and in New York and Brussels for The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Reesís writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The International Economy, Reader's Digest, and Finance & Development (a publication of the International Monetary Fund). He continues to write book reviews for The Wall Street Journal.
A native of Lafayette, California, Mr. Rees is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has pursued graduate work at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He has also been a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations, and attended Young Leader conferences sponsored by the American Council on Germany and the American Swiss Foundation. He participates in U.S. Masters swim meets in the Washington area and writes occasional articles for SwimSwam, an online swimming publication.