Lendio Leadership

It takes talent and vision to revolutionize small business lending. Meet the leaders behind the nation’s best small business loan marketplace.
CEO, Founder

Brock Blake
CEO, Founder

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 four.

CGO, Founder

Trent Miskin
CGO, Founder

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.

President

Jim Granat
President

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 President 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 borrowers 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 husband to Carrie and an adoring father to Ryan and Taylor.

Chief Franchising Officer

Ben Davis
Chief Franchising Officer

Ben found franchising early on in his career and it's been his home ever since. The franchising teams he’s built consistently outperform the market by significant multiples. From leading the integration of franchising into a Dow 30 component, to managing successful M&A processes in franchising, to meeting one-on-one with new franchisees to review their business plans, Ben loves everything about building great franchise organizations. He thrives on the energy of being surrounded by stellar small business owners and loves the synergy of building enterprise value for both the franchisee and franchisor. Aligned with his passion for franchising is Ben’s belief that empowering small business ownership should be a cornerstone of any collective effort to strengthen individuals, families, communities and countries. Ben lives for long winters full of snowmobiling with his wife and three kids.

EVP Sales, Founder

Brett Child
EVP Sales, Founder

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.

COO

Chad Iverson
COO

Chad Iverson is no stranger to the challenges of running a business. He started a small business right out of college and now owns and operates the oldest mountain race in Utah (which he’s run more than 30 times). A former CFO and COO of the largest medical coder membership organization in the world, Chad leverages his experience with marketplace models to operationalize strategy across multiple functions at Lendio. Whether it’s improving cost-efficiencies or deepening the interactions between the different parts of the ecosystem that Lendio has built, Chad is passionate about driving the profitability of the business while delivering the best possible product and service to Lendio’s customers. Chad’s passions outside of work include reading political biographies, skiing, competing in triathlons, and running marathons. Chad and his wife, Sherry, are the parents of four children.

VP of Finance

Jennifer Hamelin
VP of Finance

With a diverse background in finance and operations working with startup businesses to billion-dollar organizations, Jennifer Hamelin brings over 20 years of experience to the table as Lendio’s VP of Finance. Jennifer oversees Lendio’s finance, human resources, and recruiting teams, and she adeptly keeps up with the demands of helping shape this high-growth company. Whether she’s working on financial strategy, implementing planning tools, developing talent and teams, or setting the business up for scale, Jennifer is dedicated to bridging the gap between finance and operations to make sure all parts of the business are working in sync to drive results. A native Utahn, Jennifer is a two-time graduate from the University of Utah. In her free time, she enjoys photography and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Our Board of Directors

Brock Blake

Chairman

Chris Gottschalk

Blumberg Capital

Andre Bliznyuk

Runa Capital

Daniel Kittredge

Napier Park Financial Partners

Brian Hirsch

Tribeca Venture Partners

David Zilberman

Comcast Ventures

Our Investors

Tribeca Venture Partners
Stereo Capital
Napier Park Financial Partners
NorthHill Ventures
Comcast Ventures
Highway 12 Ventures
Blumberg Capital
Peak Capital
Runa Capital