Recent Press Releases
- 10/25/2016 Lending Club Unveils Auto Refinancing Product
- 10/24/2016 Lending Club Schedules Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
- 09/26/2016 Lending Club Names Russell S. Elmer as General Counsel
- 09/12/2016 Lending Club Names Industry Veteran Thomas Casey as Chief Financial Officer
- 08/24/2016 Lending Club Bolsters Investor Group with Two Senior Hires
- 08/08/2016 Lending Club Announces Several Leadership Changes
- 08/08/2016 Lending Club Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
- 07/18/2016 Lending Club Schedules Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
- 07/18/2016 Lending Club Names BlackRock Veteran Patrick Dunne as Chief Capital Officer
- 06/28/2016 Lending Club Names Scott Sanborn CEO
Leadership Photos and Bios
- Scott SanbornPresident and CEO
- Sameer GulatiCOO, Strategy and Corp Dev
- Tom CaseyChief Financial Officer
Scott Sanborn is President and CEO of Lending Club. Appointed in June 2016, he was charged by the Board of Directors with transforming the company and bringing a heightened degree of transparency and disciplined growth to Lending Club operations.
A six year veteran of the company, Scott previously held the roles of President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operations Officer. He helped lead the company through a prolonged period of triple digit growth that led to its 2014 IPO, and has been a driving force in the management and development of the organization.
Before joining Lending Club, Scott was the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer for eHealth Insurance, a publicly traded ecommerce company, where he helped create double digit growth in revenue and new customer acquisition. His earlier roles included having been President of RedEnvelope, Inc., an e-commerce and catalogue retailer of upscale gifts, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Home Shopping Network, a television and internet retailer of consumer products.
Scott holds a BS from Tufts University.
As Chief Operations Officer and head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Sameer is responsible for Lending Club’s operations and corporate strategy, including managing our customer support and our customer-facing operations.
Before joining Lending Club, Sameer was a partner and leader of the Digital Banking & Consumer Credit practice at McKinsey & Company in London, UK. During his 11 years with McKinsey, he advised global and emerging financial services institutions on key initiatives in retail banking, consumer credit, digital payments, and risk management. He is a well-respected thought leader, regularly speaking at banking and Fintech conferences, as well as authoring documents on financial services and credit card issues, trends, and seminal financial service sector topics.
Prior experience includes several years in technology roles at Cambridge Technology Partners and Integral, where he implemented solutions for financial services players.
Sameer holds a MBA in strategy and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BTech in chemical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.
Tom Casey is Chief Financial Officer at Lending Club, responsible for overseeing accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, and investor relations.
Before joining Lending Club, Tom was Executive Vice President and CFO at Acelity. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Clear Channel, where he was responsible for overseeing all financial, IT, and shared services activities for the global media and entertainment company specializing in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, and on demand advertising.
Tom has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, including senior financial leadership roles at GE Capital, Washington Mutual, JP Morgan Chase, and Citicorp.
Tom has a BS degree in accounting from Kingâs College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
- Sandeep BhandariChief Credit Officer
- John MacIlwaine Chief Technology Officer
- Russ ElmerGeneral Counsel
As CCO, Sandeep is responsible for credit strategy and overall credit risk management at Lending Club.
Sandeep comes to Lending Club following a 15-year career at Capital One, where most recently he was Assistant Chief Credit Officer at Capital One Bank (Credit Risk Management) and Venture Partner (Capital One Ventures). Prior to that Sandeep held a variety of roles requiring expertise in strategy, credit risk management, marketing, product development, and underwriting across several lines of business including consumer and small business credit card, auto lending, and mortgage and home equity lending.
Sandeep holds a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.
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, Russ handles all regulatory and legal matters with an emphasis on securities and banking.
Prior to Lending Club, Russ was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary at PayPal Holdings Inc., where he managed responsibilities across the corporate legal functions, including corporate securities, M&A, corporate governance, litigation, and other central functions. He also oversaw the legal complexities of the eBay and PayPal spin off.
Prior to PayPal, Russ served as the General Counsel at leading financial services and financial technology companies. He also spent a decade as a Partner at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich. Combined, Russ has over 25 years of experience leading corporate legal teams and providing legal counsel.
Russ received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Stanford University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
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 Chief Risk Officer at Lending Club, Tim is responsible for independent assurance over risks and operational efficiency opportunities as well as compliance activities. He has over 30 years of experience in audit, risk management, regulatory compliance, IT, business transformation and optimization, operational and financial controls implementation.
Tim began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since held roles at Charles Schwab, Levi Strauss, Freddie Mac and now Lending Club. Tim is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor and Arbitrator for FINRA.
Tim holds a BS in accounting from Boston College.
Patrick Dunne is the Chief Capital Officer at Lending Club, responsible for overseeing Lending Club’s Investor Group. Dunne will be responsible for managing Lending Club’s Investor Group that spans individual investors, strategic partnerships with retail distribution partners, banks and other institutional investors including asset managers, pensions, foundations and endowments.
Prior to joining Lending Club, he was a Managing Director and Head of Global Markets & Investments for iShares and also served as the Head of BlackRock's San Francisco office. He was a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, Americas Executive Committee, and the iShares Global Executive Committee.
Patrick was the Global Chief Operating Officer for iShares, and his service with BlackRock dates back to 1991, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was responsible for the Global Securities Lending and Cash Management businesses. Prior to moving to that role in 2003, he was the Chief Operating Officer of BGI's affiliated brokerage business in Europe and was involved with business strategy for the brokerage and transition services business globally. During his tenure, Patrick has held various positions including leading the fixed income trading department in the United States and managing global fixed income and equity portfolios.
Patrick earned a BA degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991 and an MS degree in management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000.