The Zurich based debt capital market platform Loanboox is broadening its executive team: Philippe Cayrol joins the Fintech as its new CEO. The experienced start-up manager takes over from founder Stefan Muehlemann who will focus on his role as Executive Chairman. Alex Lawrence completes the executive team as Chief Revenue Officer.
Philippe Cayrol, new CEO
As Head of Corporate & Business Development, Cayrol developed the start-up into the world’s largest carpooling marketplace at BlaBlacar. Previously, Cayrol co-founded an investment fund in London that focused on growth capital for early stage companies.
The digitalisation of the large debt markets is only getting started, so I am very excited to join an exceptional team who is passionate about bringing more efficiency, accessibility and transparency to the debt capital markets. I am impressed by the innovative features and the traction of the platform and look forward to contributing to the future success of all our users,
Alex Lawrence, new CRO
Alex Lawrence will join as Chief Revenue Officer and will be responsible for business development and marketing across all countries. The experienced international finance and fintech specialist moved to Loanboox from the securitisation platform CrossLend, where he was Managing Director. Previous roles have included J.P. Morgan and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Lawrence on his new challenge:
I am thrilled to join a company that puts its clients, technology and people at the epicentre of everything that it does, making a positive impact on all stakeholders. It’s clear to me that the future of our business is to partner with key institutions and play a pivotal role in driving their digitalisation initiatives in order to better serve the financing needs of their clients.
Strengthened executive team to support new growth phase
With over CHF 40 billion of financing requests handled through the platform since the start and 2’500 organisations in six countries, I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. As we now scale up our activities to the next level, including new products and target groups, it felt natural to strengthen the team. Whilst I was the right CEO for Loanboox’ inception and first years, it is now time to hand over operational responsibility to experts with relevant experiences. With Philippe and Alex, we have found talented executives with the right mix of entrepreneurial spirit and execution capabilities,
In addition to Cayrol and Lawrence, the two previous members Dario Zogg (Co-Founder & CTO) and Dominique Huegli (COO) complete Loanboox’ executive board. Co-Founder Andi Burri will continue his responsibilities as Country Head Switzerland and member of the Board of Directors, and will additionally focus on key customer relationships. Stefan Muehlemann, who founded Loanboox in 2015 and was CEO since then, will concentrate on his position as Executive Chairman.