Meet “The Things”

Sophie Pearce
Managing Director

What I bring to MT: I bring 10 years’ experience in marketing and business development, working at Director level for young software companies. I have an MBA from Ashridge Business School (now part of Holt International Business School).

Role at MT: Since I joined MoneyThing in October 2015 I have held a number of roles. My main focus as MD is to ensure we have sufficient funding to support our growth plans and to set the strategic direction of the business. Like any small business, I am closely involved with the day to day running of the business and like to stay close to our customers.

The best part of my job is… working with the MT team. We’re a small, close knit team and we have a great culture where everyone works well together and cares about our customers. I’d like to keep that as we grow.

Ed Pearce
Operations Director

What I bring to MT: I have long been fascinated with the Fintech industry and the developments in alternative finance. As the founder of MT, my vision was to create a lending platform as the front end of an existing lending business and to give a better deal to everyone.

I’ve been working on developing MoneyThing since 2013. Before that, I held senior operational roles in a number of start-up software companies where their activities ranged from aircraft performance software, email encryption to credit card payment services. Latterly I was Managing Director of a local gold bullion business.

Experience in working for software start-ups has helped me to get MoneyThing off the ground and I’ve now got an excellent team around me committed to growing the business.

Role at MT: I’m very much hands on with all aspects of the business. I engage with our lenders to understand their needs, mainly through an online forum that I contribute to regularly. I’m also involved in all our lending decisions and I like to know each of our borrowers.

The best part of my job is… looking at our growth statistics! I’m proud of what we have achieved to date, but this also acts as a motivator. I enjoy looking to the future and planning what we need to do to take the business to the next stage.

David Monro
Director and Compliance Officer

What I bring to MT: I have been in financial services for some 35 years. In 2004 I started Capital Mortgages Direct Ltd as a mortgage and money management brokerage.

I ran that as a successful enterprise, but like many businesses, it was affected by the financial crisis. I moved into bridging loans to UK businesses until Ed approached me in 2014.

I bring expertise in making sensible lending decisions. I’ve also been involved in the compliance side of FCA regulated businesses for many years and I bring an understanding of and expertise in the compliance and regulatory framework that applies to the business.

Role at MT: I’m an active member of the Board and I help set the direction of the business. I am also Compliance Officer and have overall responsibility for instilling a culture of compliance across the business and ensuring that we comply with all relevant regulations.

The best part of my job is…. seeing a loan repay at the end of the term and see the interest and capital paid back to lenders. That’s what we’re here for and for me that is a job well done each time.

Jeremy Lloyd
Relationship Director

What I bring to MT: I have worked in the finance industry for over 35 years and my early career was in banking. More recently, I spent 7 years as a Commercial Finance Broker, 5 years of which within my own Brokerage business. I bring with me a vast experience of business development & credit writing skills, to aid in the approval of suitable finance cases.

Role at MT: I joined MT in September 2018, joining from another P2P firm. I am a Relationship Director, managing both Broker & Client Relationships to support lending applications and to help MT grow.

The best part of my job is…. to work in a friendly collaborative environment where all stakeholders are considered equally and to do so in a strong ethical manner. I look forward to seeing MT and our partners thrive in the years to come.

Oliver Pearce
Finance Manager

What I bring to MoneyThing: I’m a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with lots of experience of managing and running small to medium sized businesses.

I have an early background in investments and financial services and more latterly with trading companies which means I’m a good all-rounder.

Role at MT: As Finance Manager I am tasked with the effective financial operation of the business as well as credit control.

The best part of my job is… People, whether within MT or those that the company deals with. And spreadsheets; it’s hard not to love a complicated spreadsheet!

Shaung Gao
Shuang Gao
Chief Technical Officer

What I bring to MoneyThing: I bring over 17 years professional client/server application development experience. I have had extensive exposure to the full project life cycle of enterprise software solutions.

I have a degree in Opto-Electronic Information Systems and a Masters in Business Management. I have worked with a variety of firms including MasterCard, DataCash and PayPoint.

Role at MT: As CTO I work closely with Ed and design what the business needs from a technical perspective. I do a lot of the platform development work myself, but I also have a team of developers that support me. I also make sure that our platform runs well, it has sufficient capacity and redundancy to cope with increasing demand and that it is secure.

The best part of my job is… the challenge of both improving the service and keeping it simple. Since the first launch, we have made countless small releases as well as adding new major functionality.

Lucy Monro
Lender Support

What I bring to MoneyThing: Before MT, I worked for myself and ran my own catering business. I was a one-woman team and did everything from accounts to sales to baking.

I can’t say I use my catering skills at MT (except on birthdays), but I certainly use the same work ethic and customer service skills.

Role at MT:  I work in the operations team and my focus is mainly on supporting our lenders. This involves day-to-day support as well as helping new lenders to register. I also manage our loan listings, including launching new loan opportunities on the platform and keeping information current.

The best part of my job is… helping to improve our processes. We have a lot of set processes that we follow to make sure we comply with regulation, operate efficiently and minimise errors. I like looking at our processes and suggesting ways of automating or improving them.

Margaret Lee
Lender Support

What I bring to MT: I have had: 10 years in Cinema Management with the Rank Organisation, 25 more years in Employee and Media relations for Royal Mail, and 10 years in credit control for Sage Accounting Group.

I bring a broad range of experience, organisational skills and a steadying maturity to this young company. Do not do the maths – you should never seek to know a lady’s age!

Role at MT: I work in the operations team and process new lender application forms, carry out initial identify checks on lenders and borrowers and process lender deposits and withdrawals.

The best part of my job is… I love being involved with this hard-working team and helping to grow the business and best of all – they still value my input – allegedly!

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Ian Bailey
Lender Support

What I bring to MoneyThing: I don’t fit the usual profile for an office recruit- I am a builder by trade and ran my own business for many years. This role at MoneyThing is the start of a new career path for me and I come with a lot of enthusiasm for it.

Role at MT: I work part time in lender support with Lucy and Margaret, I process new lender applications, carry out identity checks and process deposits and withdrawals.

The best part of my job is… there are two things I particularly like about my role. I’ve found it very interesting to learn about a whole new industry and particularly what lenders look for. I also love working with the team here.

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We don’t have any vacancies at the moment but please check back as this may change in the near future.

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