Idea Financial Chimes In On New Hire

Last week Idea Financial announced that it had appointed Gregory Sandler as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Having served as General Counsel to both Beyond Finance and Spruce Finance after working as VP and Corporate Counsel to Bayview Asset Management, Sandler believes he’s well positioned to help Idea.

“I have a sense of gratitude to them, because I feel like I’m piggybacking on a lot of the hard work they’ve already done over the last three years,” Sandler told deBanked in a phone call. “But part of the reason for bringing me on I think is that as we move from a startup to a more mature company certain skill sets are needed, and they put the trust in me that I have the skill set that can help them get to that next level.”

Before providing counsel to alternative finance companies, Sandler served as an Associate Director at Bear Stearns in the mids-2000s.

“We’re about to cross into our one hundred million dollars in funding threshold, which is a big deal, very soon,” Justin Leto, CEO of Idea, explained over the phone. “That’s a major accomplishment, and it just shows that we’re in a position right now where bringing on the strongest and the brightest people is exactly what we need. And I think Greg is a symbol of what this company has become and what it will continue to be.”

Brendan Garrett is a Reporter at deBanked. Email me story tips at brendan@debanked.com and connect with me on LinkedIn.