Our Team

Ken Schapiro, MBA, CFA®
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ken Schapiro

Ken Schapiro has served as President for Backend Benchmarking since its founding in 2017. Backend Benchmarking’s research has been featured in two Barron’s cover stories, WSJ, Money, and CNBC, among other prominent media outlets.

Ken is also the Founder and President of Condor Capital Management. Founded in 1988, Condor Capital Management is a fee-only advisory business that manages just under $1 billion in assets for over 700 families and businesses. Since its beginning, the firm has strived to stay on the forefront of investment management technology in order to increase efficiency and service.

Previously, Ken served on the Charles Schwab Advisory Board and is a past President of the Counsel of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA), a nationally recognized association of independent investment advisors. Ken graduated Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing, from Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Michael Walliser, CIMA®
Chief Compliance Officer & Director of Investment Analysis
Michael Walliser
Michael is the Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Investment Analysis at Backend Benchmarking. He is also Condor Capital’s Chief Compliance Officer and Chairman of the Investment Committee; Michael brings over 15 years of experience in investment selection and management to his role at Backend Benchmarking. Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Political Science. Michael is Series 65 certified and has attained the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification.
David Goldstone, CFA®
Manager of Research and Analytics
David Goldstone
David Goldstone is the Manager of Research and Analytics for Backend Benchmarking and The Robo Report™. He started his finance career in Shanghai working with the Chief China Analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. While living in China, he opened the office for DealFlow Media in Shanghai and organized their second international conference, where US institutional investors were introduced to over 100 Chinese companies. Prior to joining Backend Benchmarking, David worked at First National Bank as a lender and financial advisor. In his role at Backend Benchmarking, he has established himself as a subject matter expert in the digital advice industry and has been quoted in WSJ, Barron’s, Money, among other publications. David graduated from Colorado College and is a CFA charterholder.
Thomas Leahy, CFA®
Research Analyst
Thomas Leahy
Thomas Leahy is a Research Analyst for Backend Benchmarking. Before joining Backend, Tom worked for BlackRock where he consulted RIAs on portfolio construction and ETF implementation. Later, he founded a financial educational company that taught personal finance and investing to millennial families. Tom is a CFA charterholder. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with an economics degree from Rutgers University. Tom enjoys podcasts, philosophy, and spending time with family and friends.