Scott Hansma, recently the chief architect of global cloud computing company Salesforce, has joined the executive bench of Lending Club, the largest peer to peer lender in the country. Hansma will be adding his skill set and knowledge to the fast growing fintech firm as it grows domestically and at some point – internationally.
Hansma started as a junior programmers at Salesforce and become the platforms tech architect helping build the foundation that has made Salesforce what it is today. Lending Club states that Hansma was engaged with “search, file storage, multitenant database management, continuous integration, security, monitoring, and datacenter automation”.
“Scott is a true pioneer and leader in cloud computing and agile systems,” said Lending Club CTO John MacIlwaine. “He’s a renowned developer and architect with broad technical scope and influence and a particular focus on large scale systems. We’re thrilled to have him join Lending Club and excited about his ability to help us continue to build and innovate.”
Hansma, a Phi Beta Kappa from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in computer science, holds numerous patents for data and database system innovations.
“Lending Club is a fun team with fantastic technology in the service of transforming an entire industry and helping millions of people improve their lives,” said Hansma. “I’m very excited to join the Club!”
Lending Club has originated over $7.6 billion in loans since its founding and is one of the leaders in the marketplace lending space to transplant banks for the panapoly of consumer & business loans.