LendingClub appoints Janey Whiteside to its Board of Directors

Janey Whiteside, Board of Directors, Lending Club

LendingClub Corporation, the parent company of LendingClub Bank, America’s leading digital marketplace bank, yesterday announced that Janey Whiteside joined as the newest member of its Board of Directors, effective April 20, 2023.

“We’re so pleased to welcome Janey to our Board of Directors,” said Scott Sanborn, CEO of LendingClub. “Janey has a track record of growing and transforming some of the world’s most iconic products and brands and we’re thrilled to have her expertise as we become a digital marketplace bank of choice among consumers.”

Scott Sanborn, CEO of LendingClub
Scott Sanborn, CEO of LendingClub

Ms. Whiteside is a recognized leader with decades of experience across a range of marketing, digital and commercial disciplines and has a track record of growing and transforming large consumer brands. She currently is a Partner of the Consello Group and the CEO of Consello’s Growth and Business Development division.

Prior to joining Consello, she served as Walmart’s Executive Vice President and first Chief Customer Officer, leading Walmart’s transformation of customer-centric services and solutions. Ms. Whiteside was the architect of Walmart+, its first ever membership program, and Walmart Connect, its retail media business and new advertising platform. Under Ms. Whiteside’s direction, Walmart was recognized as an industry leader in design and innovation, including the merging of the Walmart apps, the expansion of the retailer’s pickup and delivery offering, new technologies to better employee’s work experience and launching a new store design.

Prior to Walmart, Ms. Whiteside spent over 20 years at American Express in senior management roles across business development, marketing, and operating roles in various customer segments. During her tenure with the company, Ms. Whiteside rose to Executive Vice President, leading the Global Premium Product, Benefits & Services team and became known as the force behind the successful re-launch of the iconic Platinum card. Prior to American Express, Ms. Whiteside worked at HSBC Bank in the United Kingdom.

“Within the last three years, LendingClub has completely transformed its business model to become a leading digital marketplace bank,” said Janey Whiteside. “I believe they have the power to truly change banking to work for its customers. I look forward to applying my expertise growing large consumer brands to LendingClub as it positions itself for its next phase of growth.”

Ms. Whiteside will serve on LendingClub’s Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.