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News Release: Piers Montgomery joins DecisionNext as Managing Director, APAC.

Published by Janette Barnard August 24, 2018


August 24, 2018

Piers Montgomery joins DecisionNext as Managing Director, APAC.

Managing Director joins from AngloAmerican to help mining & natural resource companies capture the value of decision centric analytics.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — DecisionNext, a leading SaaS platform for predictive analytics in commodity market decisions, today announced that Piers Montgomery joins the company as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. In this newly created role, Montgomery will be responsible for driving customer value and strategy across mining & natural resources as well as food & agribusiness.

“As companies that deal in commodity markets compete in a digital world, they need increasingly sophisticated analytical tools and they want to work with proven software companies that know the nuance of the business decisions they are making” said Mike Neal, co-founder and CEO of DecisionNext. “We’re thrilled for Piers to play a key role leading DecisionNext growth in the Asia Pacific region.”

Montgomery most recently spent 5 years in Singapore with Anglo American Marketing, responsible for cross commodity market analytics. He began his career in the oil and gas industry with broker Poten & Partners before setting up his own partnership and joining Society Generale in commodities sales and trading.

“I am excited to join the DecisionNext team as they have a truly unique proposition to the market. They’ve proven that simulating markets and improving forecast accuracy has a multiplier effect through a company’s decision making, with benefits rolling directly to the bottom line,” said Montgomery. “Predictive analytics is such a powerful force in so many industries from healthcare to retail and I believe we are only at the tip of the iceberg in terms of what is possible in commodities.”

Montgomery holds Master’s degrees in Economic History and Financial Management and is a regular presenter at industry conferences.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available here.


About DecisionNext

DecisionNext is a cloud-based decision centric prescriptive analytics company that helps purchasing, pricing & sales teams make confident decisions in commodity markets. DecisionNext software enables the market experts on your team to include their insights with a mathematical model in a systematic approach to data analysis, market forecasting, and decision making. DecisionNext’s client portfolio includes some of the most well-known companies in agribusiness, food, mining & natural resources. DecisionNext is based in San Francisco, with offices in Perth, Australia and Paris, France. To keep up with the latest, visit

Media Contact:

Janette Barnard, DecisionNext Sales & Marketing Director