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.

Scott Greenwald
Chief Operating Officer
Scott Greenwald
Scott Greenwald is a seasoned entrepreneur and brings 20 years of operations, project management, IT, and marketing expertise to the team. Scott is the founder of ReferABuyer, a successful marketing firm connecting buyers and sellers on eBay. In the previous 12 months, ReferABuyer drove over $30 million in sales to its clients, and the company was recognized by eBay as a top producer. Scott previously managed Condor Capital’s Corporate Services and IT departments, implementing some of the first account aggregation capabilities that allowed Condor’s clients to see all their assets in one place. Scott graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science and Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science.
Prateek Malhotra
Chief Technology Officer
Prateek Malhotra
Prateek Malhotra is Chief Technology Officer at Backend Benchmarking. Prateek is also Vice President of Information Technology at Condor Capital. He brings more than 10 years of development and IT experience to the team. Prateek built and administers the entire technology infrastructure in use at Condor Capital. He started working at Condor as an intern while still a college student in 2007. He graduated from Rutgers University with two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and another in Electrical & Computer Engineering, with minors in Mathematics and Economics.
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®
Research Analyst
David Goldstone
David Goldstone is a Research Analyst for Backend Benchmarking and The Robo Report™. Additionally, he is a member of Condor Capital’s investment committee. He started his finance career in Shanghai working with the Chief China Analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. He opened the office for Deal Flow Media in Shanghai and organized their second conference in China where US institutional investors were introduced to over 100 Chinese companies. Prior to joining Backend Benchmarking, David worked for 5 years at First National Bank as a lender and financial advisor. David graduated from Colorado College and is a CFA charterholder.
Derek Duchesne
Software Developer
Derek Duchesne
Derek Duchesne is a software developer at Backend Benchmarking. He joined the team in June of 2019 after working as a developer for ReferABuyer, a marketing firm connecting buyers and sellers on eBay. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Alex Crisafi, CFP®
Research Analyst
Alex Crisafi
Alex Crisafi is a Research Analyst for Backend Benchmarking and The Robo Report™. Alex’s primary responsibilities include daily reconciliation and quarterly reporting of digital advice accounts, researching trends within the digital advice industry, and preparing various financial projects and analyses. Alex joined Backend Benchmarking in March 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economic Management from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Backend Benchmarking, Alex worked for four years at Financial Life Focus, a fee-only financial planning and investment advisory firm. Alex is Series 65 certified, earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in October 2015, and is a federally-licensed tax practitioner.
David Truesdell
Research Analyst
David Truesdell
David Truesdell is a Research Analyst for Backend Benchmarking and The Robo Report™. Before joining Backend, he attended the University of Virginia where he graduated in three years with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He qualified for the Dean’s List and was granted Intermediate Honors. At UVA, he served as a Teaching Fellow for both Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics, teaching nearly 100 students across two semesters. He was also a partner at Colonnade Capital, an entirely student-owned and operated hedge fund. During his college summers, he worked at a medical technology startup and a hedge fund. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, cooking, and nature photography.