As a 35-year entrepreneur and investor, David Kleinhandler rose from humble beginnings to become a preeminent name in life insurance planning and wealth preservation. Kleinhandler founded Blackridge Capital in 2010 to create an investment vehicle for private investments and the creation of new companies in the venture, fintech, and insurtech space. His latest investment endeavor, Nayya Health, strives to solve the most complex problem of health insurance and ancillary benefits by using technology to solve employers and employee pain points.
Kleinhandler supports a number of philanthropic organizations, 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. He serves as a member of the board of the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis and is also a proud owner of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club and the Omaha Stormchasers.
A graduate of Syracuse University, Kleinhandler began his career on Wall Street and then moved to Equitable Insurance, where he was recognized as a leader and top producer. From there, he went on to run a successful and prominent agency for AIG. In 1997, Kleinhandler launched his first venture, Quotemaster USA, with a mission to provide quality life insurance solutions to select professionals nationwide. He has served as President and CEO of the Kleinhandler Corporation since 1996.
In April 2022, Kleinhandler and his family were honored by the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York for their leadership, commitment and generosity to the community.
Whether finding creative solutions in the office or within the community, Kleinhandler is passionate about making a difference by helping others. Constant growth, prioritization of wellbeing, mindful action, and compassionate giving are the values with which he leads in business.