David Kleinhandler

Founder and CEO

I have spent over 30 years as an entrepreneur, investor, and industry leader within the life insurance and wealth preservation space. I’m passionate about helping individuals and families create and protect their legacies. I previously founded Blackridge Capital in 2014 to create an investment vehicle for private investments and the creation of new companies in the financial world.

I was born and raised with humble beginnings in the the Bronx, New York. Now, I live in Rye Brook with my lovely wife and daughters. I strive to make a difference by helping others well beyond wealth and advice by being an active philanthropist through several nonprofits such as Martin Luther King Foundation and UNICEF.

I am a frequent contributor to Forbes and Nasdaq.


Robert Stuchiner

Co-Founder and Advisor

Robert co-founded Vest with David, and currently serves as a trusted advisor in complex financial matters. His contributions to insurance has helped shaped the modern insurance industry.

Robert is the President of Synergy Life Brokerage Group LLC. He has worked for some of the largest Insurance companies in the world, most recently at AIG as a SVP in charge of product development and market strategy. He is a pioneer in life insurance and annuity products as well as senior life settlements. Robert has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a MBA from the Stern School at New York University.