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LendingClub Names WaMu Veteran as Finance Chief

LendingClub’s headquarters is pictured in San Francisco

Thomas Casey, who was WaMu’s finance chief from 2002 until it was seized and its assets were sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in the fall of 2008, will take over that role at LendingClub starting Sept. 19, the company said Monday. Mr. Casey, 54, most recently served as finance chief at Acelity LP Inc., a maker of wound-care products.

San Francisco-based LendingClub has spent much of the past several months trying to contain the fallout from the surprise ouster of its former chief executive, Renaud Laplanche. In May, Mr. Laplanche was forced out of the firm he founded after an internal review discovered that he failed to report errors related to a sale of the company’s loans and that he failed to disclose a personal interested in an...


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