About Us

BLEND is all about teams

Peer-to-peer lending can be a great way to leverage teamwork to achieve flexible investment goals. Peer-to-peer lenders can make great returns on their money while helping businesses get stronger.

Based in London, the BLEND team is itself a blend of experience, passionate entrepreneurship and strong management.

«Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much»
- Helen Keller -

Our Team

  • Blend - P2P Lending - Yann Murciano

    Yann Murciano
    CEO

    Yann was previously an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, working in London as Global Head of Base Metals Trading. Prior to the decade he spent there, Yann was part of the ABN Amro team where he worked as an FX Option Trader.
    He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics and a Master of Sciences in Banking - Finance & Insurance from Paris Dauphine, and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.
    His pioneering spirit enabled the establishment of high-value P2P lending to aid UK SMEs and key investment vehicles for independent lenders and institutions.

  • Blend - P2P Lending - Roxana Mohammadian-Molina

    Roxana Mohammadian-Molina
    CSO

    Prior to joining Blend Network, Roxana was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley responsible for the design and implementation of fundamental-based and tactical trade ideas. Before that, she advised institutional commodity investors at Barclays.

    Most recently, she founded leading UK mobile beauty tech platform Zeebba, dubbed the ‘Uber of Beauty’ by the Daily Mail, which she successfully exited after 18 months. Roxana holds an MSc in Financial Economics and Econometrics and a BSc in Quantitative Economics.

  • Blend - P2P Lending -  Jared Tausz

    Jared Tausz
    COO

    Prior to joining Blend Network, Jared worked for LGT (€200bn+ AUM) in their venture capital team investing in high growth European technology businesses. Jared has invested in some of Europe’s fastest growing companies.

    Jared originally qualified as a lawyer with law firm Allen & Overy LLP. Specialising in finance, he has spent time working with Goldman Sachs' investment banking and fixed income divisions. Jared holds two degrees, having originally graduated from Durham University.

  • Blend - P2P Lending - Paul Watson

    Paul Watson
    Head of Origination

    Prior to joining Blend Network in January 2019, Paul was a Senior Development Finance Originator at Octopus Property. Prior to that, Paul worked for Jones Lang LaSalle, The Royal Bank of Scotland and a successful private property company.

    Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Manchester and a Master of Science in Property Appraisal & Management from Sheffield Hallam University. Paul is a Registered Chartered Surveyor from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

  • Blend - P2P Lending - Charles Lamplugh

    Charles Lamplugh
    Credit Committee Chairman

    Charles worked for 35 years with Lloyds Bank, spending the last 25 years in SME and Corporate Banking. He believes that his role in successfully winning and running corporate relationships for Lloyds has given him a broad understanding of the risks in a wide variety of sectors.

    He has a firm grasp of financial requirements of a business and the risks taken by lenders and has the ability to take a balanced and impartial view.

  • Blend - P2P Lending -  Barney Illes

    Barney Iles
    Lending Manager

    Prior to joining Blend Network in January 2021, Barney was an associate director of lending at Capital Rise where he was responsible for originating, executing and managing prime real estate investment deals. Before that, Barney worked as a development origination manager at Octopus Property and across a range of other real estate roles at Nationwide, Ingenious Real Estate and a successful private property company. Barney holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with Marketing from Leeds University.

  • Blend - P2P Lending Daniel Netzer

    Daniel Netzer
    Lending Manager

    Daniel was working as a property developer for six years prior to joining Blend Network. He has been overseeing the full cycle of high-end projects from planning to after-sale in London. Daniel has previous experience in the financial industry as an analyst for a Hedge Fund and a derivatives day trader.

    Originally from Italy, he moved to the UK to study in 2003, he holds an MSc in Finance, an MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Mathematics with Statistics for Finance from Imperial College.

  • Blend - P2P Lending -  Kirsten Donovan

    Kirsten Donovan
    Operation Analyst

    After graduating from The University of Law (2019), Kirsten has spent the past three years working as a paralegal and operations analyst, most recently as a consultant focussed on delivering operational and strategic solutions for investment banks, financial market infrastructure and technology enablement including Deutsche Bank, UBS and Barclays. She joined Blend Network to work in the team that is responsible for the operational back office work, ensuring all procedures pertaining to loan agreements and drawdowns are carried out efficiently and accurately.