Mr. Axler is the founder of Spruce Point Capital Management, a forensic research-based activist investment manager, and co-founded Prescience Point Research Group (2012-2014), a short-focused research firm. His research has precipitated the departure of nine CEOs of various multibillion dollar corporations. Prior to founding Spruce Point in 2009, Mr. Axler spent eight years as an investment banker with Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital where he structured and executed billions of dollars of financing, derivative risk management, and M&A deals for leading Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Axler is a frequent market commentator and has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg television, and in the print edition of Barron’s. Mr Axler was also profiled in the book “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work.” Mr. Axler graduated from Yale University with a Master’s degree in Statistics, and received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration from Rutgers College, where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.