Embracing a tradition of research, service, and solutions, we form client relationships that last
for generations. Clients value our objective advice, personalized service, and customized portfolios.
Who We Are
CHRIS W WALKER
Chris Walker leads Investment Counsel, building and managing a wide range of investment portfolios for clients.
Chris has more than 35 years of investment experience. He established Pillar Capital Management in 1992, which he merged with Investment Counsel in 2000. He has served as a broker as well as an investment and trust officer at companies large and small, including Merrill Lynch, First of Michigan, Shearson, and the Commercial & Savings Bank of St. Clair.
When not in the office, Chris enjoys time with his family, playing golf, skiing, and fencing.
Todd Fridline serves as the Operations Manager of Investment Counsel, assisting clients with preservation and growth of capital.
Todd first joined Investment Counsel during the summer of 2019 as an intern. He exceeded expectations and displayed a passion for the markets. He rejoined ICI in April 2020 as Operations Manager. Todd graduated with honors and also received the Most Outstanding Student in Finance award from the University of Michigan-Flint.
In his free time, Todd enjoys spending time with friends and family, fitness, and golf.
Chief Investment Officer
Amy Rudnicki joined Investment Counsel in September 2019, bringing to the firm many years of experience in researching investments. New to Northern Michigan and having lived most of her life in Texas, she began investing and following the markets as a teenager, stemming from her father’s work as a stockbroker. She earned a BBA from the University of Texas Austin and then an MBA from the University of Chicago. She worked in Equity Research at Morgan Stanley in New York City and later became a Principal at BHMS in Dallas. Married to Larry Rudnicki, a Michigan native, she has four sons including two young ones adopted from China. She enjoys skiing, hiking, travel, and volunteer activities.
It’s What You Keep.
Hear from Chris Walker, President of ICI, as he explains our approach to portfolio composition and management, and how ICI strategically reduces expenses that can eat away at your investments.
What it’s like to work with us
How we create customized portfolios
Our investment philosophy
Who our clients are
Investment Counsel, Inc
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