About Us

Founder, Editor in Chief

George A. Popescu ( Linked-In Profile )

Hands-on entrepreneur, MIT graduate, with experience creating and building 9+ companies.

  • George Popescu sold and exited his most successful company, Boston Technologies (BT) group, in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO of BT which he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million business without any equity investment. BT has been #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270). After the company sale in July 2014 George Popescu was employed until February 2015 as Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain ( www.currencymountain.com ), a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses.
  • Over the last 10 years George has created multiple startups in online lending,craft beer brewery, exotic sport car rental space, water purification, hedge funds, outsourced-labor, web-technology for real estate market, peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Journal of Cellular and Molecular medicine…) and more. George is advising 4+ early stage start-ups in different fields. He was also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstart Fintech in NY.
  • Previously George obtained 3 Master’s Degrees: a Master’s of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master’s in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he had worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. Previously George had 3 majors : Maths, Physics and Chemistry. He has been trained as an engineer and scientist. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.
  • On the business side Boston Business Journal has named him in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements.
  • He is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France.

Editor

Allen Taylor ( Linked In Profile)

Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, former newspaper editor, U.S. Army war veteran, author, and fastest wordslinger in the East.

  • Allen Taylor has been creating online content since 1997. He built his first website in 1998 and first commercial site in 2001 after teaching himself HTML. In 2003, he started the first website that would turn a profit, a poetry website, which he owned for more than 10 years. Since 2006, he has been a full-time content marketer, commercial blog manager, and Internet entrepreneur. He started a blog focused on Gettysburg as a travel destination and sold it within two years. From 2006 to 2013, he was chief operating officer of a content management company that specialized in the wholesale content market.
  • As a newspaper editor (2000-2004), Allen Taylor was recognized by the Texas Press Association for general excellence, headline writing, editorial writing, and page design — all first place awards; and also received first place awards from the North and East Texas Press Association for editorial writing (three times), column writing, and special sections editing; additionally, the Dallas Bar Association recognized him three times for excellence in legal reporting.
  • In 2005, Allen served as battle captain in Iraq with the 36th Infantry Division, 56th Brigade Combat Team, 2/112th Armor Regiment and was stationed at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Al Anbar Province.
  • The author of “E-book Publishing: Create Your Own Brand of Digital Books,” Allen Taylor is currently a freelance writer and editor at Taylored Content.
  • A native of Dallas, Texas, he now resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with his wife, two guinea pigs, a pot belly pig, a family of outdoor cats, two goldfish, and occasionally three rugrats he affectionately calls grandchildren.

 


Partners

Fitzgerald Advisors

Fitzgerald Advisors, LLC provides loan advisory services for banks, investment funds, insurance companies and other financial institutions wishing to buy and/or sell performing and non-performing whole loan portfolios. Fitzgerald originated in the distressed consumer debt space, and has advised over $1B+ dollars in face value of distressed receivables to collections agencies, passive debt buyers, individual investors and private investment funds over the past several years.

 


Team Members

Lauren Twardy, Writer, ( Linked-In Profile )
Nik Milanovic, Columnist, ( Linked-In Profile )
Andrea Mencarini, Business Intelligence Analyst,
Heena Dhir, Writer,

Advisors:

Dara Albright ( Linked-In Profile )
Drew Froelich ( Linked-In Profile )
Mark Smith ( Linked-In Profile )
Esuga Abaya (Linked-In Profile)

Lending Times is looking to grow its advisory team. If you are interested in joining our team please contact us at your convenience.

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Contact us

Editor-in-Chief: George Popescu
Skype : gapopescu
Email : george@lending-times.com
Phone : 617 418 3928

Address:

451 West 47th St, Suite 2
New York, NY, 10036

 

 

Testimonials

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"Your daily letter is great!" , Ram , Founder and CEO, PeerIQ

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"Hi George - just want to tell you that you are doing a great work with Lending Times;-) Brgds, Kasper" , Kasper, Partner and Co-founder at Dansk Faktura Børs A/S

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"I've been following your newsletter for some time now and have been very impressed with the content." Charlie,Co-Founder | Bolstr

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"Hey George, I must say I really enjoy your site. It has inspired me to do some changes at our platform and we are the biggest consumer lender in Sweden." , Ludwig, CEO @ Savelend Sweden AB

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