Kurt A. Polk, CFA

As President, Kurt leads all of Axiom’s non-investment activities. Prior to joining Axiom in 2014, Kurt was Chief Executive Officer at Rainier Investment Management, an institutional asset management firm in Seattle, Washington. During Kurt’s 20+ year investment career, he has held leadership positions in distribution, business management, and strategy. Prior to entering the investment business, Kurt was an officer in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Texas and Germany. He earned his B.A. in Economics and Business from the Virginia Military Institute and his M.B.A. in Finance from St. Mary’s University in Texas. Kurt serves as a Trustee on the VMI Foundation, Lexington, VA as well as Treasurer and member of the Investment Committee at The Children’s School in Stamford, CT. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.



  • President, Axiom Investors, 2016-Present
  • COO/Head of Distribution, Axiom Investors, 2014-2016
  • CEO, Rainier Investment Management, Inc., 2002-2013
  • Marketing Portfolio Manager, Sirach Capital Management, 1998-2002
  • Captain, United States Air Force, 1994-1998


  • M.B.A., Finance, Saint Mary’s University
  • B.A., Economics & Business, Virginia Military Institute