Lendio Announces New VP of Operations to Implement Customer-Centric Strategy to Accelerate Growth

1 min read • May 06, 2014 • Ty Kiisel

Lendio, the online leader* in helping business owners secure financing, announced the addition of Jim Granat, formerly of FDI Management, LLC in Texarkana, as Vice President of Operations. Granat brings 15 years of executive management experience in sales, financial, and operations to the Lendio executive team.

“As Lendio positions itself for further growth, Jim brings a wealth of experience that will play a big role in our success,” said Brock Blake, Lendio CEO and founder. “His experience in sales, the financial markets, and operations make him a perfect fit to help us take Lendio to the next level.”

Under Granat’s leadership, FDI Management achieved 400 percent growth in revenues, a 15 percent reduction in overhead, and increased profits.

Granat’s experience also includes four years as Chief Operating Officer and minority owner in a number of successful start-up companies in consumer finance at ZOA, LLC and has served on the board for companies that include The Michael Group, Tip-Top Branding, and Evolution Management. In 2007 and 2008 on Wall Street, Granat was a manager for an ABL fund with $350 million under management. Early in his career, Granat cut his teeth in a $14 million supply-chain distribution company, Active Screw & Fastener, where he served as President.

Small and Main Street business owners across the United States can get matched to the financing they need by creating a free Lendio profile. Within minutes, the business owner will be matched to a business loan option that will meet their needs and objectives.

To see loan options available for your small business, you can visit Lendio here.

*Based on volume of monthly visitors reported by Compete.com


Ty Kiisel

Small business evangelist and veteran of over 30 years in the trenches of Main Street business, Ty makes small business financing and trends accessible in common sense language devoid of the jargon.