Meet the team that’s
revolutionizing risk.


We’re a fast-growing financial technology company based in Northern California.
Our leadership is working to align the world's investments with investor risk tolerance.

Aaron Klein, CEO

Aaron is the quintessential entrepreneur, spending his entire career working with entrepreneurial businesses at the intersection of finance and technology. He’s led companies or teams working on business operations software, payments technology for political candidates and causes, and mobile strategies for trading tools.

He co-founded and joined Riskalyze as CEO in 2011. He has led the company through the building of its core technology, the validation of that technology with users building $2 billion in portfolios and the launch of its platform that serves investment advisors all across the United States.

In his spare time, he blogs at, serves as a trustee for his local community college district, co-founded an initiative to promote adoption and orphan care, and most importantly, is a husband and dad to Cacey, Spencer and Emma.

In 2014 he was honored by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the regions top 40 under 40 business executives.

Michael McDaniel, CIO

Mike is a risk manager at heart. After graduating from college, he took a job with a brokerage firm, only to discover that the money management job he thought he had was actually a sales position just designed to drum up more commissions.

In 2005, Mike founded McDaniel Wealth Management, an investment advisory firm with a unique perspective on risk management. More recently, the firm has completed a transition from the brokerage/hybrid model to becoming a fee-only registered advisory firm.

With his focus as a risk manager, Mike was able to help his clients navigate the dot com crash and the 2009 financial crisis, and still managed to grow his assets under management. Between his own practice and supervisorial work as an OSJ, he has managed or supervised over $200 million in assets.

He co-founded and served as a Senior Advisor to Riskalyze in 2011. In 2013, he became Chief Investment Officer, overseeing all product decisions that are affected by investment philosophy, all market-driven communications and product direction, and our innovative Support program that has been such an asset to so many advisors.

Besides turning advisors into risk managers, Mike's passions are his wife, his two girls and fishing.

Matt Pistone, CTO

Matt is a physics graduate hailing from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked on nuclear detection research for the federal government at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

He co-founded and joined Riskalyze as Director of Core Technology in 2011. In 2013, he became Chief Technology Officer, with oversight of the company's engineering, core technology, and data center operations.

When not at his desk pushing code to production, you can usually find Matt biking, running, hiking or brushing up on his double precision floating-point arithmetic.

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We are always looking for new talent to help us revolutionize the risk industry.

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