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 - Deborah Conway

    Deborah Conway – Head of Compliance

    Deborah has extensive experience as a Company Secretary and Business Administrator. Over the past 30 years, she has worked in the banking, financial services, legal and construction sectors.

    Deborah is now firmly established as one of the leading administrators in the P2P funding marketplace, managing the complex requirements of P2P loan compliance, documentation and security.

    Deborah manages the preparation of information memoranda for lenders, due diligence, security and case documentation, and is the interface between the platform and our accredited BLEND Sponsors.

  •  Blend - P2P Lending -  Zain Mirza

    Zain Mirza - Operations Manager

    Originally from Canada and a graduate of the University of Durham (2007) with a Bsc (Hons) in Business Finance, Zain has spent seven years working in the Hedge Fund industry, most recently as a Senior Financial Analyst and Team Leader.

    He joined the team on the back of a period of sustained growth at F&P and the increasing popularity of peer-to-peer (P2P) funding. Zain now manages the operational back office work at Blend, ensuring all procedures pertaining to loan agreements and drawdowns are carried out efficiently and accurately.

  • Blend - P2P Lending Donna-Marie Donalds

    Donna-Marie Donalds - Director of Credit and Risk

    Donna-Marie has held several senior risk positions at prominent banking and consulting institutions, including JP Morgan and PWC. She has over 15 years of credit risk management experience. Donna-Marie holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

    She is currently responsible for providing an effective risk management infrastructure at BLEND. Developing and maintaining robust credit risk policies, credit assessment processes; implementing risk rating models and establishing an overall risk appetite. In order to facilitate the risk team with their ongoing assessment of borrower creditworthiness and maintaining a sound risk profile.

  •  Blend - P2P Lending - Charles Lamplugh

    Charles Lamplugh - Risk Management Advisor

    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.