Darren M. Appel CFP®

BBA in Business Administration, University of Michigan

Professional Certifications



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

Darren M. Appel

As a Consultant, Darren works closely with the investment consultants and directors to provide a holistic wealth management experience to clients. He obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in order to further broaden the planning and investment advice that he gives to Altair clients.

Prior to 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 bachelor’s degree. During his time at university, Darren interned as a Junior Analyst at Telemus, an RIA based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Outside of Altair, he is on the associate board for America Needs You, a nonprofit organization that fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students.

Darren is originally from Michigan and now resides in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with his wife, Susan, and their dog, Arbor.