Michael Rees

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Michael Rees , Co-President

Michael Rees is a Co-Founder and the Co-President of Blue Owl Capital Inc., a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Mr. Rees also serves as the Head of Dyal Capital, a division of Blue Owl, which he founded when it was a division of Neuberger Berman Group. 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 Neuberger’s alternatives business. 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.

He received a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Technology Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Rees currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Opportunity Network, an education focused nonprofit that supports underserved students with postsecondary and career readiness education. Mr. Rees received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.