You build your business out of nothing, an idea, a new product, a vision for a better future. At Lendio, we believe in that entrepreneur spirit, and it’s much more than getting you a loan. It’s building your dream, an industry, an economy, and our whole nation.
Main Street America, your business is the American Dream.
Without you, industries fizzle, jobs are lost, our economy wanes, and the ideals of our whole nation become a fading dream. Not so. At Lendio, our passion is to fuel American small business. Come inside our doors, and you’ll find the funding you need, now.
We fuel the American Dream™. That’s our passion.
Main Street Impact
Brock Blake and Levi King came together with a single vision.
It was something so important, so pivotal, and so game changing that they believed it promised to change the very heart of Main Street America. It would make the dreams of every American entrepreneur a reality.
Even bigger than that, Brock and Levi believed their vision would impact the very economic health of this great nation and the very future of our children and our children’s children.
It was a single vision and a wholehearted belief in entrepreneurship.
Brock and Levi were both entrepreneurs themselves.
Between the two of them, they’d started over a half dozen companies: From scooters to hotels to signs. They understand how hard it is to get a business loan today. They’d applied for dozens of loans themselves, getting dozens of denials. But even when they did get approvals, it was with bad rates, bad terms, or for amounts that were far less than they needed.
Brock and Levi’s vision was to make that whole process, the process of getting a loan, simple.
That’s it: simple.
Now, they’ve already helped hundreds of thousands of business owners get loans. It’s catching on. People are hearing about it because it works: With Lendio, businesses have a 7 out of 10 chance of getting a loan. Without Lendio, businesses have a 1 out of 10 chance of getting a loan.
1 out of 10 versus 7 out of 10: You weigh it out. It speaks for itself.
We have brought together the brightest minds in business and entrepreneurship to solve one of the biggest challenges facing today’s economy, making small business loans simple.
Brock Blake, CEO, Founder
As Lendio CEO, Brock’s passion is to make small business lending simple for the 30 million Main Street businesses in the U.S. At age 24, Brock was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the Top 40 Under 40 business professionals in Utah. In 2006, the Utah Technology Council named him Utah’s Emerging Executive of the Year. He’s also been included on vSpring Capital’s v100 Top Entrepreneur’s list five times in the last six years. In 2010, Lendio was recognized as Utah’s fastest growing company. Brock’s leadership and strategy has placed Lendio on the Inc. 500 for two consecutive years.
Levi King, President, Co-Founder
Levi King started his first business at 23 and might best be described as a serial entrepreneur since then—working in 49 of the 50 states (he just hasn’t had a reason to be in North Dakota yet). As a Lendio founder, Levi shares his expertise on over 20 different types of commercial business loans, including: commercial real estate loans, equipment leases, SBA loans, lines of credit and term loans. For Levi, Lendio was inspired by the personal misery associated with financing small business.
Trent Miskin, CTO, Founder As the Chief Technology Officer, Trent has knack for taking complex business problems and creating elegant technology solutions for small business owners which positively impacts Lendio every day. As a founder and the architect of the Lendio platform, Trent’s rare mix of technical, business, and problem-solving skills—no matter the challenge—empower him to find a creative solution to any technology problem. Trent’s focus on implementing development best practice enables Lendio to consistently deliver value to our customers.
Brett Child, Exec. Vice President of Sales Brett Child is a consummate sales leader and sales professional. Brett’s leadership is instrumental in making Lendio the fastest growing company in Utah and place at #34 on the INC 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Brett’s experience working with partner integrations, sales process design, and operational sales management help our sales team hit their numbers quarter over quarter. A team-first sales leader who sees the big picture, Brett is a critical part of Lendio success.
Burke Alder, Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Marketing, Burke Alder leads Lendio marketing efforts with world-class demand generation, product marketing, and corporate marketing. Formerly with AtTask, a leader in SaaS Project Management Software, where Burke’s leadership and marketing strategy helped place AtTask on the Inc. 500 for three consecutive years. Burke has helped companies like Nike, Google, Apple, ESPN, Goldman Sachs, and GE with best-in-class work management processes. Burke is known for his dynamic and energetic presentations which have received awards from companies like Disney, Visa, AT&T, Xerox, and Gap.
Chad Fullmer, VP of Client Services As Vice President of Client Services, veteran Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) executive Chad Fulmer leads the Lendio Client Services team. His 17 years of proven enterprise software sales and sales management experience will be instrumental in helping Lendio provide the best customer service experience to our customers. An entrepreneur in his own right, Chad founded and sold several ebiz startups including CleanFilms.com (a Netflix-like DVD rental buisness) and understands what it takes to successful help early-stage technology companies take it to the next level.
Adam Michaelson, Sr. Director of Product Sr. Director of Product Management, Adam Michaelson, joins Lendio with a track record of managing award-winning products that users readily adopt and organizations purchase. By leveraging market research, business modeling, and contextual inquiry Adam gets inside the head of his user to really understand how to best meet their needs and provide value. “I love to make people happy by solving problems through innovative products,” says Adam. “And I make sure the money follows in the wake of customer elation.”
Mark Solon, Highway 12 Ventures
Mark Solon is the managing partner of Highway 12 Ventures in Boise, Idaho. He is also the chairman of the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and the General Partner at Techstars in Boulder, Colorado, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program. Mark has been in the venture capital industry since 1995 when he joined Atlantic Capital Group (Boston-based private equity firm) as a general partner. Prior to his career in venture capital, he spent nearly a decade in the financial services industry. Mark invests in promising high-growth startups to build lasting, market leading companies. Mark is a board member of several companies, including Lendio.
Brian Hirsch, Tribeca Venture Partners Brian Hirsch is the managing partner of Tribeca Ventures in New York. He is also on the board of the New York Venture Capital Association. He is also the co-founder and organizer of the NYC Turing Fellows Program. Brain has worked with many venture companies including GSA Venture Partners, Sterling Venture Partners, and ABN AMRO Private Equity. Prior to his career in venture capital, he worked at KPMG as a senior consultant. Brian invests in world-class entrepreneurs leveraging technology and business models to create and disrupt huge markets. Brian is a board member of several companies, including Lendio.
Josh James (Founder of OMTR – sold to Adobe for $1.8B)
Alan Hall (Founder of MarketStar – sold to Omnicom, Partner at Mercato Partners)
Paul Allen (Founder of FamilyLink.com and MyFamily.com)
Mark Madsen (Former NBA Basketball professional)
Other Key Shareholders:
David Bradford (Chairman of Fusion IO & former General Counsel of Novell)
Advisory Board Members:
Mark Goines (former Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Division of Intuit and investor in Mint.com and Credit Sesame)
Anton Commissaris (former Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Division of Intuit and investor in Mint.com and Credit Sesame)
Jerry Ropelato (Founder & CEO of TechMedia Network)
Greg Butterfield (Managing Partner of SageCreek Partners)
Alex Lawrence (Vice Provost of Innovation and Economic Development and a Professor of Internet Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Weber State University)
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LegalZoom is the nation’s leading online legal document service, with over 2 million Americans served since 2001. LegalZoom gets businesses running, organized and ready for funding. Lendio shows business owners where to get that funding. Visit LegalZoom
Launched at the White House, the Startup America Partnership responds to the call to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship. The Partnership creates an alliance of major corporations, lenders, and services, with Lendio’s contribution to startups estimating at a savings of $54 million. Visit Startup America
Like we’ve already said, entrepreneur excitement is rampant here. And if anyone knows about successful entrepreneurs, you know they have an unbelievable work ethic.
That work ethic is the beauty and heart of our culture. If you were to drop by for a visit, you’d find us digging in with rolled-up sleeves, working together to get the job done and find better ways to help business owners.
What you wouldn’t see is those fancy, corporate suits, shiny shoes, perfect hair, stilettos and loafers. You’ll likely find us in T-shirts and jeans, shorts and tennis shoes – and occasionally a nice buttoned up, collared shirt. You see, helping the business world is the sexiest part of our jobs. Fancy suits and ties come second.
We’re a group of down-to-earth humans with a love of work and play. The result is a balanced team that gets things done efficiently, a few bloody elbows from sliding into 3rd base in the community softball league, and a unique culture in the finance industry.
We’re not just selling toilet paper here. We’re changing the world by helping small business owners succeed, and in turn, helping boost the economy.
If you want to do something that matters to the American economy, and be surrounded by the energy and excitement that comes with it, send us your resume.
But, before you do, realize you will work hard here. Your brain cells might occasionally burst — in a good way. If you want to play hard, we’ll let you do that, too. We have the best corporate dress code of all time, parties, community athletic teams, free lunch at company meetings, ping pong and frequent parties.
Lendio’s office sits just south of the shores of the Great Salt Lake and west of the Wasatch Mountains. We work here and live here. And we like it. That’s why we’re passionate about helping the entrepreneurial community and using Lendio’s resources to help local business owners.
We participate with local universities, editorial boards, award committees and other business competitions.
Our CEO, Brock Blake volunteers regularly for advisory boards (Weber State Entrepreneur Association), editorial boards (LaunchUtah Magazine), award committees (Innovation Awards), business plan competitions (BYU Business Plan competition), and regularly hosts college students at his office to provide mentorship and motivation. Back to Top
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