Aaron Klein

Co-Founder & Board Member

Aaron Klein is the co-founder of Nitrogen, the growth platform for wealth management firms, which started life as Riskalyze in 2011. As its first CEO, he led the company through 42 consecutive quarters of growth, scaling to serve tens of thousands of financial advisors, and twice being named one of the world’s 10 most innovative companies in finance by Fast Company Magazine. He passed the baton to his successor in 2023, and continues to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors.

Aaron is married to Cacey Klein, and they are parents to an amazing Korean-Ethiopian-American family that consists of Spencer, Emma and Teddy. Together, they cofounded Hope Takes Root, an initiative to use capitalism to change the future for orphans and at-risk kids in Ethiopia. They reside in Eagle, Idaho, and absolutely love it.

Investment News has named him one of the industry’s top 40 under 40 executives, and the Wealth Management Industry Awards honored him as CEO of the Year in 2023.

Favorite Nitrogen Value

My favorite Nitrogen value is Heart of a Champion. It challenges our people to execute and deliver for the advisors and firms we love to serve with a growth mindset — always seeking to innovate, be curious, and compound every day. I think it’s a big part of why we’ve built such a great company.

Most People Don’t Know

My wife and I have adopted three times, and we like to say we’re just your “typical, average Korean-Ethiopian-American family.”