The Silver team applies decades of securities industry and software development experience along with a passion for solving real-world problems to deliver cost-effective brokerage operations, cost basis reporting, and wealth management solutions for our clients.

Executive Team

Blake Henry
Blake HenryManaging Partner, Business
Blake is responsible for establishing and enriching client relationships, identifying opportunities for partnerships and growth, and leading all aspects of Silver’s business operations. Since he founded the company in 1991, Blake has overseen development and deployment of several enterprise-scale brokerage processing applications – primarily for large investment services organizations – and has personally managed numerous consulting engagements. Prior to founding Silver, he was a Computer Programmer for IBM Corporation and CACI Field Services. Blake earned his B.S. in Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Marketing and Decision Science.
Neal Ruskin
Neal RuskinManaging Partner, Product
Neal is responsible for Silver’s suite of brokerage processing software and serves as strategic business and technology advisor for Silver’s investment services clients. An acknowledged expert in cost basis portfolio accounting and investment tax reporting, he serves as an industry thought leader and guides Silver’s interpretation of IRS regulations and related statues. Prior to joining Silver, he served as Chief Enterprise Architect at TD Ameritrade and Technical Director at CheckFree Investment Services (now Fiserv). Neal earned his M.A. in Industrial Design and Human Factors from The Pratt Institute and his B.A. in Political Economics from Princeton University.
Robert Benkovitz
Robert BenkovitzManaging Partner, Technology
Rob is responsible for all technical aspects of Silver’s suite of brokerage processing software and hosting services. He heads a team of highly-skilled and experienced software development professionals in technical design, application architecture, research and development, quality assurance, software deployment, and technical operations. Prior to joining Silver in 1999, Robert served in various technology positions with CheckFree Investment Services (now Fiserv), Prudential Investments, ILX Trading Systems (now Thompson Reuters), and Brown Brothers Harriman. Robert earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.