Candace Klein named new chief strategy officer at Dealstruck

Candance Klein, SVCrowdfund Conference Palo Alto, CA April 2014 / photo: crowdfundbeat

Candance Klein, SVCrowdfund Conference Palo Alto, CA – April 2014 / photo: crowdfundbeat

July 28, 2014 – Candace Klein has been named chief strategy officer at Dealstruck, a peer-to-peer lending platform based in San Diego, California.

Dealstruck announced the move last week in a release that also included the introductions of new CFO Jim Burke and CMO Alexandra Chrisman.

“We’re enthusiastic about these new hires and look forward to leveraging Jim’s, Alex’s and Candace’s tremendous leadership talent as we execute on our strategic vision,” said Ethan Senturia, Dealstruck co-founder and CEO, in a release.

Peer to peer lending platform Dealstruck has added to its senior leadership team to help manage the company’s rapid growth and to execute on its corporate expansion initiatives. The Dealstruck lending marketplace connects profitable, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with credit solutions funded by individual and institutional accredited investors.

Candace Klein Effective immediately, Jim Burke is the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Alexandra Chrisman is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Candace Klein is Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). These three financial industry veterans will enable Dealstruck to expand its focus on several key areas of its business to continue its rapid growth.

Klein is an attorney and an entrepreneur who co-authored the initial legislation that led to the JOBS Act, legalizing crowdfunding for securities in the United States, and is the founder and former CEO of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend. Klein continues to practice law as Of Counsel at Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole, LLP and serves as general counsel for Women Investing in Women, a global NGO focused on increasing access to capital for female entrepreneurs and access to capital markets for female investors. At Dealstruck, Klein is responsible for operational infrastructure creation and building distribution partnerships.

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