Bio David Kleinhandler
David Kleinhandler is the Founder and President at Vest Financial Group, as well as Founder and CEO at Blackridge Capital Group.
As a 25-year entrepreneur and investor, David Kleinhandler founded Blackridge Capital in 2014 to create an investment vehicle for private investments and the creation of new companies in the financial world. David’s latest endeavor, Vest Financial, strives to make financial wellness simple, as an employee benefit or as an advisor tool. By providing each member with a customized digital advice platform and a conversation, Vest allows each individual to engage with his or her entire financial picture.
David Kleinhandler also manages a number of other projects, including ArxSocial, Harmony Ventures and Dynasty Financial Partners—and supports several nonprofits, including Carmelo Anthony-sponsored “Courts 4 Kids,” the Martin Luther King Foundation, and his own David Kleinhandler’s Life Skills, a financial literacy initiative for student athletes at Syracuse University, his alma mater. David has also made contributions to the continued success of Orange athletics, with the donation of a new basketball court in the team practice facility, and serves as a board member of the David B. Falk School. He also serves as a member of the board of the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis, and on the NY regional board at the US Fund for UNICEF. David is also one of the proud new owners of Hapoel Jerusalem basketball club, alongside his longtime friend, Amar’e Stoudemire.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, David Kleinhandler rose from humble beginnings to become a preeminent name in life insurance planning and wealth preservation. Whether finding creative solutions in the office or within the community, David is passionate about making a difference by helping others, one person at a time. David lives in Rye Brook with his lovely wife and three daughters.