A French entrepreneur as well as a business executive Renaud Laplanche is also the founder and the former CEO of Lending Club which is an American peer-to-peer lending company. He is the native of France. Renaud came into this world on 1970 which has now made him reach the age of 45 or 46. During his youth, he was interested in sailing and he also raced competitively on the national level. In addition to that, he had also won French sailing championships on Lasers, 13.5 ft, one small, one man sailboats in 1988 and 1990.
Laplanche had studied business and law. He also got enrolled at the Universite de Montpellier, located in Montpellier, France from where he received post-graduate DESS-DJCE degree in Tax and Corporate Law. In addition to that, he also went to earn an MNA degree from the HEC Business School located in Paris, France, and London Business School. At the beginning of his career, Laplanche started to work as a securities lawyer as well as a senior associate in 1995 at law offices of Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He first worked in Paris and then later in New York. He works in that position until 1999.
Later in 1999, Laplanche soon started his own company known as TripleHop Technologies which is a software company. It had an office in North Tower of new York World Trade Center which was destroyed by 11th September attacks. The company suffered many losses including its computers and also recently developed software code. From June 2005 until October of next year, he worked as Oracle as Head of Product Manager, Search Technologies managing integration and the overseeing sales of search engine products. Later in 2006, he left Oracle and then co-founded Lending Club along with Soulaiman Htite. Recently on 9th May 2016, he had resigned from the post of CEO after an internal investigation which found that he violated the business practices of the company.
Apart from that, Laplanche had been named as Entrepreneur of the Year at 2012 BFM Awards. He is also the winner of the HEC Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002. Additionally, he is also the member of Young Presidents’Organization. After that, in 2013, he earned an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award for The Northern California Region and he was also a national finalist. Between 1st April and 22nd September of 2015, Laplanche and crew of Lending Club 2, a 105 ft maxi-trimaran, held speed record for sailing to Dinard from Cowes across the English Channel.
Some of the cases that he had worked on include mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, and the investment transactions involving the technology companies. Despite being very popular and successful, Laplanche has maintained his profile very low. There is no any news found about whether he has already got married or has a wife. He belongs to French nationality. He is a very hard working man with dedication towards his work. His hard work has been paid off and he is earning a huge amount of salary and his net worth is estimated to be in millions. Besides that, to get more details related to his bio, interview, and other activities, he can be connected on Instagram and Twitter.