Cindy Axelrod

Cindy Axelrod

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Finance

      • Associate Professor of Practice

      • Deputy Chair


Cindy Axelrod, CFA is an Associate Professor and Deputy Finance Department Chair at the Fox School of Business. Her teaching focuses on Investment Analysis and Financial Planning. Prior to joining Fox in 2013, Ms. Axelrod was a Senior Securities Analyst and Investment Professional with over 25 years experience in equity analysis and portfolio management. She has a successful track record of investing client assets utilizing value, growth, and GARP investment disciplines across all market capitalizations.

Ms. Axelrod is accomplished in equity analysis, with a sharp focus on the ability to assess important and timely business trends as they relate to corporate balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Cindy is a results oriented professional who has consistently demonstrated an expertise in identifying critical business trends and catalysts and their impact on stock performance.

Prior to joining Fox, Ms. Axelrod was employed by Glenmede Trust Company as a Vice President, and covered the healthcare and consumer staples sectors of the S&P 500. During her 10-year tenure, she outperformed the S&P 500, developed diversification strategies for clients with concentrated investment positions, evaluated private investment opportunities that enabled effective and profitable analysis, and participated in new business development.

She holds an M.B.A. and B.S. from Drexel University, specializing in Investment Management and Finance. Ms. Axelrod earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation in June, 2000. She is the recipient of the 2014 Fox School of Business MS Investment Management Faculty of the Year, and the 2017 Andrisani-Frank Outstanding Teaching & Teaching Related Service Award.

Courses Taught




FIN 3519

Introduction to Financial Planning


FIN 3571

Owl Fund Seminar


FIN 3671

Advanced Owl Fund Seminar


FIN 5603

Financial Accounting


FIN 5632

Investment Management


Selected Publications