Ben Axler

Managing Partner, Spruce Point Capital Management

Mr. Axler is the founder of Spruce Point Capital Management and co-founded Prescience Point Research Group, a short-focused research firm. Mr. Axler is an activist short-seller, forensic financial researcher, and has exposed over $1.0 billion of alleged frauds on the Nasdaq and the NYSE. Prior to founding his company 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’s work has been widely recognized in the financial industry for its originality and track record of performance. In August 2014, ActivistShorts.com, a firm dedicated to tracking the investment recommendations of short sellers, concluded that Mr. Axler’s recommendations were among the top performing in the industry.

Mr. Axler graduated from Yale University with a Masters 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.