Michael D. Axel, CFA*

President and Founder

Prior to founding AMI in 1995, Mr. Axel served as investment manager for the Dekko Foundation and Group Dekko International and was a member of the Dekko Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Axel established initial investment policies for Group Dekko, the Dekko Foundation and several related accounts. 

Mr. Axel graduated from Wabash College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.  He received his MBA from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in finance and investments.  Mr. Axel was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)* designation in 1994 and is a member of the CFA Institute. He has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry.

Mike is a member of the Dekko Foundation Grants Review committee, the Parkview Health Board of Directors, the Oak Farm School Board of Directors, Trine University's Ketner School of Business Advisory Board, and the Strength Capital Partners Advisory Board. He is married and has four children.