Professionals with a Successful Track Record


MarkitLend is managed by a team of professionals with international experience and careers spanning more than tweny five years and a successful track record. They are experts in credit and alternative assets and have navigated global economic challenges successfully. Contact us to discuss your investment today.


Fernando Sanchez

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sanchez is co-founding partner of MarkitLend. He is responsible for MarkitLend’s strategic and tactical initiatives and the enterprise’s business and financial results. Additionally, Mr. Sanchez is directly responsible for the development of the fintech technologies and manages the US Consumer Finance portfolio, currently via his proprietary and proven SMpL (Software for Marketplace Lending) software modules.

Mr. Sanchez can be reached via email at or via mobile at +1 512 470 0010


Mr. Sanchez is a seasoned business executive and professional investor with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to co-founding MarkitLend, Mr. Sanchez developed SMpL, which uses a sophisticated set of alogrythms to select consumer loans from peer to peer platforms. Mr. Sanchez’s algorithm and software have produced consistent returns over the last several years of more than 7% per annum with a volatility as measured by standard deviation of 0.5%.
Mr. Sanchez has a long and varied career delivering results in enterprises ranging from private to public and start-ups to multinational enterprises.  Appropriate experience include CEO of a business credit portfolio, much like GE Capital, of $300 million.
Mr. Sanchez was born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States at an early age. He is a naturalized US citizen (1975). He has a B.S.M.E. from the University of Miami and an MBA, specializing in Finance, from the University of Michigan.




Michael Sonenshine

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Sonenshine is responsible for the credit process. He is also the architect driving business development and operations. He can be reached at or +1 646 863 9450.



Mr. Sonenshine is a founding partner of MarkitLend and Symfonie Capital, LLC. Before founding Symfonie Mr. Sonenshine was Investment Principal at MT Thaler Investment Management. He was responsible for selection of investments in credit instruments, both performing as well as distressed. Prior to joining MT Thaler Mr. Sonenshine held senior credit research positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and ING Bank. He was ranked among the top analysts in Institutional Investor, EuroMoney and Credit Magazine.
Prior to his work as a high yield analyst Mr. Sonenshine was General Manager of ING Investment Management, Czech Republic. Under Mr. Sonenshine’s leadership, ING Investment Management managed approximately US$250 mn and launched three Luxembourg domiciled, Czech Koruna denominated investment funds. These funds were the first of their kind in the Czech market and outperformed their benchmarks. Prior to working for ING investment management, Mr. Sonenshine was senior Equity analyst at ING Barings focused on Russia and Central Europe. Sonenshine earned his CFA designation in 1999. He holds an MBA from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester, where he specialised in Finance and Public Policy. He also holds a B.A. in History from Tufts University.