Rod Lockhart, Chief Executive Officer and Christian Faes, Executive Chair and Co- Founder, LendInvest plc
How does a company manage to successfully IPO in three and a half months? We sat down with LendInvest's CEO Rod Lockhart and Executive Chair and Co-Founder Christian Faes for our latest episode of Be Inspired to learn about their journey so far.
Plus, we find out how going public on the London markets has helped the company grow their tech team by 30% to accelerate their growth roadmap. Watch the video or listen to the podcast below to find out more.
Christian Faes, Executive Chairman and Co- Founder, LendInvest plc
Christian comes from a legal background having practised as a real estate lawyer in Australia at Allens Arthur Robinson, and then in the UK with Clifford Chance and Deutsche Bank.In 2008, Christian co-founded the business with Ian Thomas, initially seeing an opportunity in the short-term mortgage market He was CEO until January 2020.Christian is a keen advocate for the Fintech sector, and sits on the Government’s Fintech Delivery Panel; he also founded and chairs the Digital Finance Forum. He is an active supporter and early investor in several startups, including Seedrs, Crowdcube and Onfido.
Rod Lockhart, Chief Executive Officer, LendInvest plc
Rod joined LendInvest in 2015 to lead the business’ Capital Markets and Fund Management division. Within that time Rod has overseen LendInvest’s AUM grow from £100m to £1.8bn and managed the launch of its listed Retail bond and RMBS programmes.Rod became Chief Executive Officer of LendInvest in January 2020.Rod is a Chartered Surveyor with 17 years’ experience in property and property finance. He was previously Senior Director and a board member of the Investment Advisory Committee for CBRE. There, as well as advising LendInvest on its Real Estate Opportunity Fund, he advised UK and global institutional clients and managed a range of property and property debt portfolios.
Neil Shah, Head of content, Edison Group
Neil is a qualified accountant (PwC) with nine years’ experience as an equities analyst at Goldman Sachs. As Goldman’s building and materials analyst in London, he was ranked second by both Institutional Investor and Reuters. He left Goldman Sachs to help set up the specialist trading hedge fund, Tusker Capital.
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