Michael van Biema is the founder and managing principal of van Biema Value Partners, LLC. Michael established the firm in October 2004.
Michael was previously a faculty member of Columbia Business School from 1992 to 2004, where he taught value investing, general corporate finance, capital markets, securities analysis, and entrepreneurial finance in both the regular and executive MBA programs. He also served as director of a multi-year, multi-million dollar research project into productivity in the service sector funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Michael received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University. Before joining the faculty of Columbia Business School, he was involved in several startup ventures and was a principal at the RONIN Development Corporation, a consulting concern specializing in strategic consulting to IT companies.
Michael is the author of numerous publications, including an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Managing Productivity in the Service Sector” (Summer 1998), and co-author of the book Value Investing from Graham to Buffett and Beyond (Wiley, June 2001), and continues to lecture internationally on value investing.
Michael’s greatest awards and achievements include Fiamma, age 20, and Tristan, age 16.