With more than 20 years of expertise in the high-tech and financial industry, Sergio Zocchi will work to develop Lendix in Italy and lead the local team
Lendix, the N°1 SME lending marketplace in France, has appointed Sergio Zocchi as CEO of Lendix Italia as part of the company’s strategic plan to expand its business across Europe. Zocchi, based in Milan, will build and lead a local team of seasoned professionals with deep expertise in finance, IT and risk management. The operational launch of the Italian platform is expected in Q1 2017 and the local subsidiary has plans to expand the team to 10 professionals.
Holding a Master Degree in Electronics Engineering and an Executive Master in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking, Zocchi is an experienced entrepreneur; he has founded and managed several companies in the technology space, taking them from the startup stage to successful ventures. As a business angel and venture capital investor since 2010, he founded JVCapital, an early stage investment fund. Before joining Lendix, he was Partner at United Ventures, a leading Italian Venture Capital fund authorized by the Bank of Italy. He also collaborates with the European Commission as an advisor on programs supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.
“We could not engage a better professional to enrich our international management team” declared Olivier Goy, Founder and President of Lendix. “Sergio has huge entrepreneurial expertise and knows the Italian economic environment perfectly. After France, where we are well established with 55% market share and Spain where we have started to operate at the end of last year, Italy marks another step on our path to become a leading player in continental Europe”.
“I’m excited to join to such an innovative and already successful venture that has already been awarded the 32nd position in the global ranking of the 2016 FINTECH100 by KPMG & H2 Ventures” adds Sergio Zocchi, CEO Lendix Italia. “Italy is an untapped strategic market for Lendix, a wide economic system made up of numerous SMEs looking for an alternative financing solutions to develop their business.”