Recent Press Releases
- 01/15/2015 Google and Lending Club Partner to Deliver New Business Financing Program
- 01/08/2015 Lending Club and SCORE Partner to Support Small Businesses
- 01/07/2015 Lending Club and U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Partner...
- 12/18/2014 Lending Club Platform Now Open to Massachusetts Investors
- 12/16/2014 Lending Club IPO Tops $1 Billion After Exercise of Over-Allotment Option
- 12/10/2014 Lending Club Prices Initial Public Offering
- 12/03/2014 Lending Club Brings Simon Back
- 11/19/2014 Lending Club Launches AA Super Prime Loans
- 11/12/2014 Lending Club Launches New Education and Patient Financing Product
- 08/27/2014 Lending Club Files S-1 Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
- 07/08/2014 Lending Club Records First Billion-Dollar Quarter
- 05/05/2014 Lending Club and Union Bank Enter Into Strategic Alliance
- 04/17/2014 Lending Club Acquires Springstone
- 04/02/2014 Lending Club Personal and Business Loans Now Available to Mississippi Residents
- 03/20/2014 Lending Club Launches Business Loans
Leadership Photos and Bios
- Renaud Laplanche Founder & CEO
- Scott SanbornChief Operating and Marketing Officer
- Carrie DolanChief Financial Officer
- Chaomei ChenChief Risk Officer
As Founder and CEO, Renaud is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and operation of Lending Club, which he grew from a disruptive idea in 2006 to an industry leader that has facilitated over $6 billion in loans in 2014. He also serves as Chairman of Lending Club’s Board of Directors.
Before founding Lending Club, Renaud was the Founder & CEO of TripleHop Technologies, an enterprise software company acquired by Oracle Corporation in June 2005. Prior to that, Renaud was a Senior Associate at New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Renaud won the Economist Innovation Award in the consumer products category in 2014. Renaud was also recently named the "best start-up CEO to work for" by Business Insider. He was named a 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Winner for Northern California, 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year at the BFM Awards, and in 2002 was honored with the HEC Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has also won the French sailing championship twice, in 1988 and 1990.
Renaud has an MBA from HEC and London Business School and a JD from Montpellier University. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia Business School and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Renaud has appeared in many leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, BusinessWeek and Barron’s and has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC News, CBS News, and Fox Business News.
As the Chief Marketing and Operating Officer, Scott is responsible for connecting to Lending Club’s customers through all channels, including advertising, PR, the website, direct marketing, and customer support as well as for managing our customer-facing operations.
Before joining Lending Club, Scott was the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer for eHealthInsurance, a publicly traded ecommerce company, where he led marketing, product, sales and customer service to bring double digit growth in revenue and new customer acquisition.
Prior experience includes various senior marketing roles including President and Chief Marketing Officer of RedEnvelope, Inc., an e-commerce and catalog retailer of upscale gifts, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Home Shopping Network, a television and internet retailer of consumer products. In 2014 he was honored with a Sage Group Marketers that Matter award.
Scott holds a BS from Tufts University.
As the Chief Financial Officer, Carrie is responsible for Lending Club’s financial management, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, fund accounting, trading and settlement, and investor relations.
Prior to Lending Club, Carrie was the Treasurer for The Charles Schwab Corporation, a leading provider of securities, brokerage, banking, and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Carrie also served as the Chief Financial Officer for Schwab Bank, a bank she helped launch in 2003.
Before joining Schwab, Carrie held a variety of financial positions at Chevron in financial planning and analysis, management reporting, accounting, credit, and treasury. During her tenure, Carrie helped launch the Chevron Credit Bank, which offered proprietary credit cards, and served on its board of directors and as its Chief Financial Officer.
Carrie was named the 2013 Bay Area CFO of the Year for Emerging Companies by the San Francisco Business Times. This award recognizes finance leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the company’s performance as evidenced by significant growth and by recognition of the company as a leader in its industry.
Carrie received both her BS in finance and accounting and her MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
As CRO, Chaomei is responsible for the risk management function and infrastructure enabling Lending Club’s portfolio of prime consumer credit.
Chaomei brings over 20 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry holding roles including Chief Risk Officer at JP Morgan Chase Card Services for the WaMu portfolio and as Chief Credit Officer at Providian Financial Services. Her experience includes executive positions with Fleet Credit Card Services and PNC National Bank, and management positions with Citicorp, American Express and Household Credit Services. Chaomei has overseen the business and credit risk within portfolios totaling more than $20 billion.
Chaomei holds a BS degree in mathematics from Jiaotong University in China and has earned an MSE degree in mathematical science from The Johns Hopkins University.
As the Chief Technology Officer, John is responsible for leading Lending Club's technology development and operations.
John brings more than 20 years of experience in executive-level technology roles in the financial services industry, including C-suite roles at three public companies. He previously served as head of global development at Visa, Inc., where he led program management and information services, including Web application development, data warehousing, business intelligence and mobile development, and oversaw all new technology initiatives for the company. He also served as CTO for the full-service brokerage arm of Morgan Stanley, where he directed the platform for all Morgan Stanley Dean Witter retail brokerage electronic commerce efforts. His experience also includes executive and senior-level management positions at leading financial service technology companies Green Dot Corporation, Envestnet, Inc. and SunGard Data Systems.
John holds a BS in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
As Lending Club’s General Counsel, Jason handles all regulatory and legal matters with an emphasis on securities and banking.
Prior to Lending Club, Jason was the General Counsel and VP, Partnerships for Corefino, Inc., an outsourced accounting solution and technology provider. Jason has also been a corporate partner for the international law firms of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP and he was an associate for over 9 years with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC.
Jason was named Best Corporate Counsel, Private Companies by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times in 2014. He holds a BA in Economics from U.C. Davis, an MA in International Relations and Public Policy (China emphasis) from U.C. San Diego and a JD from The University of San Francisco School of Law.
As Chief People Officer, Angela is responsible for Lending Club’s human resources, as well as all things related to the people environment.
Angela has spent more than 15 years developing human resource and talent strategies for both publicly and privately held companies. Prior to joining Lending Club, Angela served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Ask.com, where she was responsible for global talent development, human resources and facilities. She played an integral role in transforming the company’s culture, leading Ask.com to win a Best Places to Work award in 2011. Before her tenure at Ask.com, Angela worked at Openwave and served as a consulting analyst for William M. Mercer Human Resources Consulting.
Angela holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
As Head of the Institutional Group, Jeff is responsible for corporate development, strategic partnerships, institutional investment products, and capital markets.
Before joining Lending Club, Jeff was at Morgan Stanley, where he served as an advisor to financial services and technology companies. He has extensive transactional experience in managing and structuring capital raises, mergers & acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. Prior experience includes similar roles at Greenhill & Co. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Jeff holds a BBA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.