BorrowersFirst adds former Lending Club executive

BorrowersFirst has hired former Lending Club Senior Vice President Zhi Zhou as its new Chef Risk Officer and Head of Enterprise Analytics.

Mr. Zhou had been with Lending Club since 2009, joining the platform when it employed 20 people. He started in credit and fraud management before progressing into credit policy, new product development, product integration, strategy execution, audit, and vendor management.

Zhi Zhou

Zhi Zhou

Prior to joining Lending Club, Mr. Zhou served as Vice President at both Washington Mutual and Chase.

BorrowersFirst CEO Dave Tomlinson looks forward to having the experience of someone who has been through multiple cycles.

“Zhi is an accomplished and well respected leader who has been at the forefront of the marketplace lending industry-driving growth and broader acceptance of marketplace loans as an asset class. We are thrilled that he is joining BorrowersFirst as Chief Risk Officer during this period of tremendous growth. Zhi is a seasoned risk executive with experience through multiple credit cycles as well as a proven, technically-driven, innovator who leverages big-data and technology to drive improved risk, customer and financial outcomes.”

Mr. Zhou earned a master’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Davis and a bachelor’s from Lawrence University.