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P2P platform Lendy makes three senior appointments


European peer-to-peer property platform Lendy, has made three new senior appointments: Shane Lewin, Compliance Officer; Pamela Guillamon, International Marketing Manager; and Shaun Reynolds, Development Finance Support Manager.

Shane Lewin joins with recent experience working within the Commercial Lending division of the challenger bank OneSavings as well as the UK Regulatory Assurance team at international broker Arthur J Gallagher. Lewin has also been an Operations and Compliance Director of a Residential Mortgage Brokers, and brings to Lendy over 15 years’ worth of experience working within the financial services sector. Shane will take charge of Lendy’s regulatory compliance activity as Compliance Officer.
Pamela Guillamon joins as International Marketing Manager having previously been Regional Sales and Sponsorship Manager at Orolia, part of McMurdo Group, the positioning, navigation and tracking product company. Guillamon will be managing Lendy’s corporate image and communications as well as the global event and sponsorship programme. Pam will also be coordinating the social media programme along with Lendy’s customer relationships and partnerships.
Guillamon speaks Spanish and Portuguese in addition to English, and has a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and Public Relations.
Shaun Reynolds joins Lendy as Development Finance Support Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the global banking industry, having worked at HSBC and Clydesdale Bank as a Commercial Banking Manager. Reynolds has most recently been working on FCA-supervised projects in London, forensically analysing interest rate hedging products and distressed lending situations.
Reynolds will be working on property developments loans, which includes liaising with Lendy’s brokers, borrowers, and professional advisors, all to ensure investors’ risks are minimised.
Liam Brooke, Co-Founder of Lendy, says: “This raft of new appointments will significantly help improve Lendy’s offering of products and services to our users.”
“Shane’s knowledge of regulation and compliance combined with commercial lending will be central to the success of the company, its investors and borrowers going forward.”
“Pam’s experience of events and sponsorship will be central in supporting Lendy’s growing public image, enhancing our customer relationships, and growing our social media offering.”
“Shaun’s commercial banking know-how within big banks coupled with a detailed knowledge of the ins and outs of the FCA makes him a valuable addition to our team.”
“We are continually looking to improve and develop our due diligence and compliance processes so that we can provide our investors with the best investment opportunities available, and these appointments will help us do just that.”
“We have recently gone past the £320m total lending mark and as we continue to grow, it is important to bring in new team members with fresh ideas who can help drive expansion. All of our recent appointments will help us provide the best products possible to our now 16,000-strong user base.”
Lendy has also boosted its IT team with two new developers. Stephen Guinn joins as an IT Developer possessing over 10 years’ experience with development, recently working for the Lend Lease Group. Scott Austin joins as a Software Developer, where he will be designing, building and maintaining systems that improve business efficiency. Scott has a First Class BSc in Software Engineering and has experience managing systems that complete millions of transactions per hour.

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