Advisory board

Brian M. Barefoot

Advisor, Lending Club; Former CEO PaineWebber International; President Emeritus, Babson College.

Brian M. Barefoot has served on Lending Club’s Board of Advisors since 2011. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Lending Club is the largest P2P platform in the US and has originated over $3b of loan volume in the last 12 months. Mr. Barefoot is President Emeritus of Babson College where he served as President from 2001 until 2008 and served as ...

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Jon Barlow

Founder, Eaglewood Capital Management

Jon Barlow is the founder and former CEO of Eaglewood Capital Management, a leading asset management firm that specializes in online and marketplace lending investment strategies. In 2014 Mr. Barlow led the sale of Eaglewood Capital to an affiliate of Marshall Wace LLP (MW Eaglewood), a London-based alternative asset manager. He served as MW Eaglewood’s global CEO, overseeing its New York ...

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Etienne F. Boillot

General Partner, Shepherd Capital

Mr. Boillot is a private investor with over 25 years of investment experience. He is currently General Partner of Shepherd Capital a Luxembourg-based single family office which he founded in 2010. Shepherd is an active participant (through debt and equity investments) in the alternative finance lending markets in the US, UK, France, Spain, Italy and Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Boillot ...

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Charles Moldow

General Partner, Foundation Capital

Equity Investor in Lending Club, AuxMoney, and OnDeck Capital Charles joined Foundation Capital in 2005, with a background in general management, sales, marketing, product management, and business development. Before coming to Foundation Capital, he was part of two teams that successfully built companies from early start-up through greater than $100 million in sales and exits near or above a billion dollars. Charles has ...

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James Punnett

IT Director, Life Direct

James began his career working in Technical / Business development at Sovereign before leaving in 2005 & founding Life Direct, New Zealand's leading online insurance comparison website. In 2012, he joined Trade Me after concluding the sale of the business to them, and presently holds a management role developing Life Direct. James was also involved as a director and shareholder in ...

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Phin Upham

Principal, Thiel Capital

Phin Upham works at Thiel Capital, an investment firm founded by Peter Thiel who is best known for co-founding PayPal and Palantir and being an early backer of Facebook. Their early investments in online lenders include OnDeck, SoFi and Avant. Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division and at Tishman Speyer in private equity. Before that he ...

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