Darren M. Appel CFP®

BBA, Business Administration, University of Michigan

Professional Certifications



Passionate Detroit sports fan, enjoys the outdoors, golfing, cycling, spending time with family and friends

Darren M. Appel

As a Consultant, Darren M. Appel works closely with the investment consultants and directors to provide a holistic wealth management experience to clients. Outside of his daily responsibilities, Darren has obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ mark in order to further broaden the planning and investment advice that he gives to Altair clients.

Before joining Altair in 2020, Darren was an Associate Wealth Manager at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. During his time at BNY, Darren collaborated with clients to create rounded financial plans, based on their estate plan, tax situation, investment goals, and risk needs. Darren graduated from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with a BBA. During his time on-campus, Darren interned as a Junior Analyst at Telemus, an RIA based in Ann Arbor, MI.

Originally from Michigan, Darren currently resides in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with his fiancée, Susan, and their dog, Arbor. He is on the associate board for America Needs You, a non-profit organization that fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students.