Skip navigation , the market-leading online technology finance marketplace, has appointed Julian Mellors as Vice President of International Funding. Previously a General Manager at BNP Paribas Lease Group plc, after ten years service to BNP Julian brings a wealth of European and IT finance experience to

Julian’s key focus will be to further develop a strong funding base within Smartfundit and to expand the company’s European finance network. He will also be responsible for the continued development of the US funding operations.

"We are delighted to welcome Julian on board as we are experiencing heavy demand for technology finance. A critical element of the solution is a deep and varied funding base and Julian’s wealth of industry experience combined with his knowledge of European finance will be invaluable in helping us strengthen our position as the world’s first online platform for technology funding." commented's CEO, Suki Gallagher, on Julian’s appointment.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity of joining the team as I believe there is a growing and accelerating demand for the service they offer. To have the opportunity to work with a true innovator in financial services is rare. is a prime example of a disruptive company which is transforming technology finance. I see part of my role as developing its funding capability on a global basis.” said Julian of his recent appointment.

NOTES TO EDITORS: means finance on demandtm for the world's technology through an independent, open platform that brings finance providers, technology vendors and businesses together. The site cuts out the middleman and provides a fast, easy and secure way for companies to source flexible IT leasing finance. Since launching in January 2006, has been used in the funding of technology purchases totalling more than £250million ($500million). subscribers range from small to large companies including blue-chip technology vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft, Readsoft, Computer Services Group, Infor: K3, Morse and Torex, and end-customers such as Barclays, Institute of Payroll & Pensions Management, British Nuclear Group, Spinvox and Trutex.

The company is privately held and is headquartered in the UK with offices in San Francisco, USA.


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