Funding Circle Co-Founder & Managing Director James Meekings to Step Down

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funding circle co-founder james meekingsFunding Circle’s lackluster business performance has led to a casualty. Co-founder James Meekings, who serves as Managing Director of the UK Business (the company’s primary market), will be transitioning to a non-executive role on the UK board in Q3. He will no longer be MD, the company announced.

Lisa Jacobs, Funding Circle’s Chief Strategy Officer, will take over leadership of the UK business, the company subsequently disclosed.

Funding Circle went public less than 1 year ago on the London Stock Exchange. Since then the share price has plummeted by 75%.

The company has been busy trying to correct course through various maneuvers, one of which has been to cut CEO Samir Desai’s annual compensation.

Last modified: August 8, 2019

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