Renaud Laplanche is mostly known as the founder of Lending Club, the world’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. Under Renaud’s leadership Lending club grew to become the largest provider of personal loans in America, issuing over $20B in loans since inception including $8B in 2015 alone, helping 1.5 million families gain access to affordable credit. Renaud took Lending Club public in 2014, raising a billion dollar in the 4th largest US-based Internet IPO of all times. In May of 2016, Renaud stepped down from his position of Chairman and CEO at Lending Club.
Renaud debuted in professional career as an attorney with New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. In recent years Renaud received multiple awards and nominations for his work at Lending Club: he was recognized on Bloomberg Markets’ 2015 Most Influential List, an annual list that acknowledges 50 of the top leaders across technology, finance and politics around the globe. In 2014 he won the Economist Innovation Award in the consumer products category. He was ranked one of the top CEOs by the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards in 2015 with a 97% approval rate from his employees, and was named the "best start-up CEO to work for" by Business Insider in 2014. Renaud also holds two world speed sailing records, including the Transpacific record in 3 days and 20 hours.
Renaud holds an MBA from HEC and London Business School and a JD from Montpellier University. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia Business School.
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|Jun 28, 2016||Mercury News - Lending Club cuts 179 jobs, promotes interim CEO Scott Sanborn to permanent chief|
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