Lendix announces new hires ahead of entering new markets

By Ryan Weeks on Monday 15 January 2018

Alternative Lending

French marketplace lender seeks to cement its position as a leader in mainland Europe.

Small business lending platform Lendix has announced a trio of high profile hires as it looks ahead to further international expansion. In making the announcement, the firm has also confirmed that it will soon be entering two new countries. It is already active in France, Spain and Italy.

Amandine Houpe, formerly financial control direct of M6 Group, has joined the platform as chief financial officer. She boasts more than 15 years’ experience in corporate finance as an auditor and consultant on financial transactions.

The platform also has a new chief risk officer in Philippe Lapeyre, who previously held the same position at TIP Trailer Services. Lapeyre has 25 years’ experience in credit analysis and portfolio management.

Francis Westrup, former senior operations manager at leading US small business lending platform OnDeck, joins Lendix as productivity manager.

“I am excited to start a new challenge with Lendix and fortunate to join a fantastic team during its significant growth phase,” said Wenstrup. “I have worked in the fintech industry from its early stages and have seen the various courses of evolution from scepticism to explosive growth. Fintech will continue to disrupt the financial sector and I look forward to help Lendix become the leading lender in the European marketplace.”

Lendix is currently the biggest marketplace lender in Continental Europe by cumulative lending volume with a little shy of €150m lent, according to AltFi Data. Its chief operating officer, Patrick de Nonneville, was awarded “special industry contribution” in this year’s AltFi Awards

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