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Renaud Laplanche Named2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Winner

Renaud Laplanche We received some great news on Saturday evening: Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche was named the winner in the financial services category of the 2013 Northern California Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at The Fairmont in San Francisco on June 22nd.  Renaud will now go on to compete for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award, which will be announced in November.

We’d like to thank Ernst & Young for this great honor!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Comments (5)

  1. Lee Rusk:

    Congratulations and thanks to all investors and lenders that made
    his idea the success it has become.

    June 26th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  2. Plasticman:

    Congratulations Skipper!! You are to Lendingclub.com what Steve
    Jobs is to APPLE! Lendingclub is your second internet startup
    success and as an early 40′s internet entrepreneur……What’s NEXT
    after a successful I.P.O.?? You seem to like REPEATED Successful
    CHALLENGES! in your LIFE! ie 2 FRENCH SAILING titles !! How can we
    borrower and lender members hope to keep you as our C.E.O after the
    I.P.O.?? I Guess you will recommend a highly competent replacement
    as was done at APPLE after Steve Jobs departed. BUT Lendingclub.com
    can never replace your Triumphant Leadership with anyone ELSE! How
    about considering a successful I.P.O. as only the FIRST LEG in a
    Sailing Race and the Final Leg being the Largest Banking
    Organization without a Government Subsidyi in the Investment
    Universe! In your early 40′s you have enough personal TIME and
    Market Expertise to ACCOMPLISH THIS! Just THINK You would be the
    J.P.MORGAN of INTERNET BANKING? Why waist your time on another
    START UP? STAY with US and we’ll help you REACH THAT GOAL!! YOUR
    LOYAL and GRATEFUL BORROWER and LENDER MEMBERS Q.E.D. Plasticman

    June 26th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  3. Plasticman:

    On July 1st, Our Skipper,Renaud Laplanche made and WON his own
    ,exclusive, Award! By Steering all our lendingclub.com crew of
    Borrower and Lender members over the 2 BILLION LOANS FINISH LINE!
    with no other competitors in sight!! Heck the competition wasn’t
    even half-way into the 1st BILLION LOAN LAP!! I’m extremely happy
    and grateful to be a Lender member DECKHAND doing my minor part by
    continually making $25 loans to our PRIME borrower member DECKHANDS
    under SKIPPER’s Expert GUIDANCE! Q.E.D.Plasticman

    July 2nd, 2013 at 10:58 am

  4. Congratulations, it’s a well earned prize considering the sucess of
    the business model. After all, all odds are against P2P lending, in
    such a competivive banking market.

    July 5th, 2013 at 12:35 am

  5. Congrats to Renaud for his achievement and great contributions to
    young entrepreneurs.

    July 8th, 2013 at 6:33 am

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