Chicago Booth Event: Fireside Chat with LendingClub COO, Sameer Gulati, MBA'05
Join us for an intimate conversation with LendingClub COO, Sameer Gulati, MBA'05, at LendingClub's headquarters in downtown San Francisco.
LendingClub is America's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors and has been nominated as a finalist for Top Consumer Lending Platform for the 2018 LendIt Fintech Industry Awards. As Chief Operating Officer, Sameer's responsibilities span across Corporate Strategy, M&A and Enterprise Business Development, and Product Development. He is a well-respected thought leader, regularly speaking at banking and Fintech conferences, as well as authoring documents on financial services and credit card issues, trends, and seminal financial service sector topics.
Learn about Sameer's career journey from technology consulting with Cambridge Technology Partners in Frankfurt, to financial services advisory with McKinsey in London, to joining the executive team at LendingClub in Silicon Valley. Sameer will also share fresh takeaways from the LendIt 2018 fintech conference (April 9-11) where he is a second-time guest speaker, his perspectives on the current state of the fintech industry and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, as well as his continued involvement with the Chicago Booth community, including a visit to Professor Luigi Zingales's highly popular Fintech Revolution class.
Moderated by John Doppke, MBA'08, Vice President, Product Management at LendingClub.
- 5:30 PM-6:00 PM: Welcome: registration and networking
- 6:00 PM-6:45 PM: Fireside Chat with Sameer Gulati
- 6:45 PM-7:00 PM: Audience Q&A
- 7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Post event networking (food and beverage provided)
Sameer Gulati, MBA'05, Speaker
Chief Operating Officer, LendingClub
As Chief Operating Officer, Sameer is responsible for Corporate Strategy, M&A and Enterprise Business Development, and Product Development.
Before joining LendingClub, Sameer was a partner and leader of the Digital Banking & Consumer Credit practice at McKinsey & Company in New York and London. During his 10+ years with McKinsey, he advised established and emerging financial services institutions on growth and transformation initiatives in consumer credit, digital payments, and risk management. He is a well-respected thought leader, regularly speaking at banking and Fintech conferences, as well as authoring documents on financial services and credit card issues, trends, and seminal financial service sector topics.
Prior experience includes several years in technology roles at Cambridge Technology Partners and Integral, where he designed and implemented solutions for financial services players.
Sameer holds an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.
John Doppke, MBA'08, Moderator
Vice President, Product Management, LendingClub