Michael avant


"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."

- Albert Einstein

Michael Avant serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Apex Heritage Group since 2012. 

Mr. Avant has responsibility for the strategic and financial components of the portfolio of companies within the Apex Heritage Group- an oil & gas related group of companies. He oversees the banking, legal, tax planning, accounting and risk management for Apex Heritage and affiliated entities. Mr. Avant works directly with Mr. Madden to optimize the value of the current companies, and to develop strategies for future investments and opportunities.

Mr. Avant is a CPA who served for 19 years with The Friedkin Companies, one of the largest privately held organizations in the city of Houston primarily in the automotive business. As Vice President and officer for The Friedkin Companies, he managed the family office including the accounting, legal, tax, real estate, and risk management departments. He additionally had management of the internal audit department and capital projects. Prior to working at The Friedkin Companies, he was a tax manager with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Avant has been involved in the community in accounting and alumni organizations. Additionally, he has coached both his sons in baseball and soccer while being a board member of the Cy-Fair Sports Association and Classics and Challenge Soccer clubs.

He attended Baylor University and received a BBA in accounting, then The University of Texas in Austin for his MBA.

Mr. Avant is married with 4 children. He is an avid reader. He enjoys working with and watching his children develop and grow by teaching and coaching them about sports, sportsmanship, education, and God's blessings.