Scott Sanborn took over as chief executive officer at Lending Club, facing the challenge of rebuilding confidence in an innovative business model that helped to introduce the concept of P2P lending to the US in 2006; bringing unique experiences from a career that began in advertising, Sanborn has been with Lending Club since 2010, beginning in a role as chief marketing officer for the firm; in the Q&A he provides details about the firm's strategy for evolving through challenging times and what the firm is doing to meet new goals for the future. Source
Scott Sanborn gave a recap of his LendIt USA 2017 keynote presentation and reiterated his excitement and positive outlook for the marketplace lending industry in a blog post; Sanborn identified three key areas of importance: evolving the customer experience, unleashing the platform potential and amplifying core innovations; with a focus on these three things Lending Club plans to see more borrowers and investors as well as a number of new and innovative partnerships fueling its future business growth. Source
LendIt Fintech held the 5th annual industry awards to celebrate the top fintech influencers and innovators.
Lending Club will hold its annual shareholder meeting on June 6, 2017; three board directors are up for approval including CEO Scott Sanborn; stockholders owning shares as of April 10 can participate in the virtual event; the shareholder meeting will take place one month after the firm announces its first quarter earnings results on May 4. Source
Scott first looks back at 2016, how Lending Club was able to overcome adversity and highlights some of the leading lenders in the space like SoFi and OnDeck; he makes the comparison that online lending is a lot like online retail and there are many lessons to be learned; just like customers in retail the customers in banking do not want to go to the local branch to get a loan, they want to have a seamless digital experience like they already have with the likes of Amazon; Scott offers three ideas to define the next decade for a stronger industry, evolve the customer experience, unleash the platform's potential and amplify the core innovations that serve customers; he finishes up with a few questions from audience members. Source
Scott Sanborn provided the opening keynote presentation at LendIt USA 2017; the appointment of Sanborn has been a critical success factor for Lending Club and the marketplace lending industry; in his presentation he discusses the challenges of 2016 and the significant growth opportunity that still remains ahead; compares the market's potential to the growth of Amazon; provides insight on important factors for growth over the next ten years.