Team

Tim Slesinger

Tim Slesinger

CEO

Tim is CEO of LendingWell and is passionate about Direct Lending, and P2P in particular. He has built up a deep knowledge of the industry over the past eight years through being a significant Lender on many of the leading platforms. LendingWell has been co-founded by Tim and Liberum Alternative Finance, a leading strategic advisor and development partner to the Alternative Finance sector, to provide a simple, single point of access for financial advisers and retail investors to the loan investment products offered by leading peer-to-peer platforms. LendingWell’s mission is to make investing in P2P lending easier and better by guiding investors through the evolving and exciting landscape of this new asset class.

Prior to his involvement in the Direct Lending sector, Tim had founded, in 1998, and built the market leading document and data management operation in Central & Eastern Europe, operating in 8 countries and 37 cities. Tim also had previously co-founded, in Hong Kong, a private mail service that distributes business mail between member companies through a closed exchange network, which today remains the market leader.

John Burrows

John Burrows

CFO

With deep industry knowledge and a strong start-up background John is a Senior Operations and Finance Professional with 14 years of financial markets experience across 3 countries, including most recently being Head of Finance at start-up Fintech Investment Manager MW Eaglewood who launched the UK’s first P2P Investment Trust vehicle (P2PGI) and created the first P2P securitization in the US.

John is ACA qualified with a degree in Economics and Econometrics from Nottingham and masters degree in Development Studies from SOAS.

Chris Mellish

Chris Mellish

CTO

Since the age of seven Chris has shown a love for computers and more specifically programming them. Now with nearly 28 years of programming experience and 16 years developing internet enabled websites, applications, and games, Chris is considered one of the top developers in his field.

In 2012, Chris co-founded Assetz SME Capital Limited and became Chief Technology Officer.

Cormac Leech

Cormac Leech

Director

Cormac is a Director of Liberum Alternative Finance, a specialist adviser and development partner for the alternative finance sector. Over the last two years he has been actively involved in P2P helping some of the leading platforms raise both equity and debt capital.

Cormac has been a banks analyst for over 10 years spending time previously at JPMorgan and RBS. Prior to his time in equity research Cormac worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey advising financial institutions and also has 5 years experience structuring fixed income derivatives at Citigroup.

Gabriel Nicola

Gabriel Nicola

Lead Developer

Gabriel has several years of experience in software development and management in a diverse range of sectors including Emag, BridgeIT and IT Six Global Services. Previously Gabriel worked on multiple products and systems spanning internal CRM development at Emag and an innovation platform for Ebay whilst at BridgeIT. He is the lead developer at LendingWell.
Ilie Gurzun

Ilie Gurzun

Developer

Ilie is a software engineer with extensive experience in web development. Before LendingWell, Ilie worked for Emag, the largest e-commerce platform in Eastern Europe, focusing on development of the platform’s product search engine.

Sukhwinder Shoker

Sukhwinder Shoker

Research Analyst

Sukhwinder joined LendingWell as a Research Analyst having previously spent two years with AltFi Data, a leading provider of data and analysis on Alternative Finance across Europe. He completed a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School and has attained level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Jameel Jesani

Jameel Jesani

Non-Executive Director


Jameel has been with Fortress Investment Group in the UK in a variety of roles since 2004 focusing on UK/European real estate and real estate credit exposure primarily through listed permanent capital vehicles. He is also a Founder and Director of Step One Finance Limited, a UK specialist lender specialising in secured loans and a Founder and Member of Vela Investment Partners LLP, an alternative investment manager focusing on UK distressed mortgage credits.

Jameel is a UK qualified lawyer, having trained at Linklaters and qualified into its structured finance group in the early 2000s.

Jameel holds a first class honours degree in Classics from the University of Durham and a law conversion degree from the College of Law in London.