Michael Blackstaff

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and a Member of the British Computer Society. He has over thirty years’ finance, marketing and training experience of the Information Technology (IT) industry and its customers. For many years he was a financial marketing specialist with IBM United Kingdom Ltd, developing Business cases, selling leasing, teaching salespeople the finance of selling and advising customers on financing and accounting for IT. He has achieved recognition, in the UK and elsewhere, as a leading teacher of finance to decision makers, salespeople and other non-financial people. His courses and his books have won acclaim for the clarity and simplicity with which they present, in plain English, a subject often regarded as difficult. His published work includes several technical booklets published by the IT Faculty of the ICAEW, and the following books: “Finance for IT Decision Makers” 2nd Edition, published 2006 by the British Computer Society and “Business and Finance for IT People“, published 2001 by Springer Verlag.