Executive Leadership

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Mike Vessels

Head of Distribution

Mike Vessels is Head of Sales and Distribution at AXS Investments. Mr. Vessels has spent over 25 years in the financial services and asset management industry focused primarily on the distribution of investment products across all major retail distribution channels. Mr. Vessels has a passion for building and growing businesses and has been recognized for his management and leadership skills.

In his most recent role as President and Head of Distribution at FS Investments, an asset management firm with approximately $24 billion in AUM, Mr. Vessels led all sales activities focused on retail broker-dealers and registered investment advisors. He was responsible for overseeing all facets of the company’s distribution business, including internal and external sales, national accounts, business development, operations, analytics, and corporate events.

Mr. Vessels previously held senior management positions at Putman Investments, AIM/Invesco, and Black Creek Group. He has been a wholesaler, regional sales manager, national sales manager, director of national accounts, head of distribution, and president of a broker-dealer.

Mr. Vessels received his B.S. in Marketing from Montana State University and participated in several executive programs at the University of Minnesota. Mr. Vessels holds 3 FINRA security licenses, Series 7, 63 and 24.