We have brought together the brightest minds in business with one goal—make small business loans simple. Each day our team makes a positive impact on the lives of small business owners in America. The lives we help are moms, dads, sons, daughters, friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents all with the goal of helping them build their dream, their business.
Brock's passion is to make small business lending simple for the 30 million Main Street businesses across the USA. Lendio is growing rapidly by helping over 100,000 small businesses each year get matched to a lender to start or grow their business. Successful companies start with passion to solve a major problem, a great team, and a superior company culture. He has led Lendio to become #34 in Inc.'s 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies. At age 24, Brock was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the Top 40 Under 40 business executives 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. Brock's most important accomplishments come from being a husband and father of three.
Trent's knack for taking complex business problems and creating elegant technology solutions for small business owners 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.
Mark appreciates the challenges small businesses face in funding their dreams from concept to self-sustaining profitability. Through his extensive financial leadership experience with start-up, mid-size, and publicly traded companies, Mark has the ability to manage all the financial and administrative aspects of Lendio. Prior to his current role as CFO, Mark consulted to numerous small businesses, helping them raise capital, establish controls and processes, and manage operations efficiently. Mark holds CPA and CMA licenses and in his former CFO roles helped several companies through stages of high growth and mergers and acquisitions, both as a seller and a buyer. Outside of Lendio, Mark enjoys outdoor sports, basketball, and being a husband and father.
Lendio has the ability to solve a complex problem for a small business owner's need of capital. That is a really unique and fulfilling position for Jim as the COO of Lendio. By developing and scaling a dedicated team through Lendio's technology, company culture, work ethic, and distinct competitive advantages Jim has helped deliver successful outcomes for both the borrower and lenders. Prior to Lendio, for nearly a decade, Jim managed companies involved in online lending verticals and asset based lending, allowing him to be a valuable asset to the Lendio team and specifically the marketplace team. Most importantly, he is a loving father and husband to Ryan and Carrie.
Burke Alder is passionate about strengthening America through small business and entrepreneurial growth. As the Vice President of Marketing at Lendio, Burke leads world-class demand generation, product and corporate marketing. Burke's team has been recognized globally with two MarCom Gold Awards for marketing excellence and best practices. In 2014, Burke received the Utah Marketer of the Year award and in 2015 he was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the top rising executives in Utah. Formerly with AtTask (now Workfront), Burke's leadership and marketing strategy helped place AtTask on the Inc. 500 for three consecutive years, being recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the country. When Burke is not fueling the American Dream at Lendio, you will find him on the top of mountains and giving back as a marketing mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Brett has a love of small business and enjoys helping business owners find access to funding each day that are outside of their local market. Brett is a co-founder of Lendio and is currently the Vice President over the marketplace team. The goal of the marketplace team is to provide funding options that allow small business owners to get funds quickly and get back to focusing their business. Brett enjoys the unique culture he helped create at Lendio that has led Lendio to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Utah for 2013 and 2014. Brett's leadership was instrumental in making Lendio the fastest growing company in Utah, which placed Lendio #34 in the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. Brett's experience working with our partner networks, sales process design, and operational management has helped the marketplace sales team grow substantially. A team-first sales leader who sees the big picture, Brett is a critical part of Lendio's success.
It's one thing to do what you love. It's another to be able to do what you love with people you love, doing something that truly matters: helping people to build, sustain, and grow their livelihood and dreams, which is how Adam feels about Lendio. Adam leads the product team and strategy. The product team creates the web and mobile experiences for borrowers and the integrations and tools for Lendio's internal teams and partnerships. Adam is a husband, dad, and closet musician. He's led the product teams at AtTask, UnitedHealth Group, and Bank of American Fork.
A passionate advocate and mentor for numerous small business owners, at Lendio leads strategic partnership activities that help Lendio accomplish its mission of fueling the American Dream. Previously, Romney led or served in senior leadership positions in several entrepreneurial ventures that disrupted large global industries - including financial services, insurance, and consumer electronics - through partnerships with numerous leading brands such as First Data, Logitech, FujiFilm, DaimlerChrysler, and Farmers Insurance. Recognition for those companies include Best in Show at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Red Herring North America 100, #2 Best Company to Work For in Colorado, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 #1 Rising Star. Romney enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children, traveling, and sports.
Knowing that Lendio is helping businesses move forward and succeed makes coming in every day exciting and fulfilling for Ethan. As the Vice President of Corporate Counsel, Ethan takes care of all things legal, from document review and negotiation to acquisitions to general legal advice for employees. Ethan has extensive experience in helping business owners get their business up and running the right way, protecting their interests as they grow, and helping them have long term success. When he's not doing top secret legal work for Lendio, Ethan is usually at home cooking or hiking in the mountains with his wife and three kids.
Brooks joined Lendio to help investors fund small businesses alongside best-in-class lenders from Lendio's network. He is responsible for developing Lendio's investment relationships, analytics and operations, and for building the firm's scale through targeted M&A. Prior to Lendio, Brooks was a Partner at Partners Group, a global private equity firm with more than $40 billion in assets under management. At Partners Group, he most recently served as head of the firm's global distribution business. In that capacity, he structured and led business development for Partners Group Private Equity, LLC, the first SEC-registered investment vehicle of its kind, growing it from seed capital to more than $1 billion in assets. Previously, he served as a director and officer for various Partners Group operating and investment entities and as head of the firm's structuring services department, where he structured private funds and separate accounts for a broad range of institutional investors.