Directors and Management Team
PAUL MATHIESONChairman, Chief Executive Officer, Founder and UBO
Paul Mathieson is the Executive Chairman, CEO and Founder of IEC. Mr. Mathieson founded the Mr. Amazing Loans business in the United States in 2008
Mr. Mathieson has over 28 years' finance industry experience in lending, funds management, stock market research and investment banking. His career has included positions from 1995 to 2001 as Financial Analyst/Institutional Dealer with Daiwa Securities, Head of Research for Hogan & Partners Stockbrokers, and Investment Banking Associate with ING Barings.
In addition, from 2002 to 2010, Mr. Mathieson was the Founder and Managing Director of IE Portfolio Warrants, a funds management business that offered high return and leveraged structured equities products.
From 2005 to 2011 Mr. Mathieson was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazing Loans, a predecessor of IEC in the form of a brick-and-mortar consumer finance company based in Australia. Mr. Mathieson received a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Mr. Mathieson was awarded Ernst & Young's 2007 Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Eastern Region) for the success of both the Amazing Loans business and IE Portfolio Warrants funds management business.
SAM PRASADDirector, COO and CFO
Sam Prasad is an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Investment Evolution Credit plc. He commenced working for a wholly owned subsidiary Investment Evolution Corporation dba (doing business as) Mr. Amazing Loans in September 2011 as VP Corporate Finance and has been COO of all Group entities from January 2018 onwards.
Mr. Prasad has over 15 years’ finance industry experience in auditing, corporate finance, startups and consulting. His career has included positions as Auditor for Ernst & Young, Corporate Finance Analyst for KPMG and BDO, and independent management consultant for startups and fintech companies. Mr. Prasad holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University and Master of Finance from the University of New South Wales, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting from the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
GLENDYS AGUILERADirector and Lending Manager
Glendys Aguilera is an Executive Director and the Lending Manager of Investment Evolution Corporation and has worked with the group since 2011.
As Lending and Compliance Manager of Mr. Amazing Loans, Mrs. Aguilera provides ongoing lending and compliance management for IEC's 6 US state consumer lending licences.
Prior to joining Mr. Amazing Loans, Mrs. Aguilera spent 4 years working for Wells Fargo in Las Vegas as a Personal Banker and Business Banker. Mrs. Aguilera is also Director and Company Secretary of IEC's US subsidiary Investment Evolution Corporation dba Mr. Amazing Loans.
NEIL PATRICKNon-Executive Director
Neil has 16 years leadership experience in consumer credit (Standard Chartered, Woolwich, Barclays). Neil was co-founding director of two consumer credit businesses (Firstplus Financial Group PLC (“Firstplus”) and Picture Financial Group Ltd. (“Picture Financial”)).
Neil was the principal author of the business plan for Picture Financial which raised £37m start-up investment through Apax Partners. In addition to being a co-founder, Neil served as Chief Operating Officer at Firstplus and Picture Financi al which obtained acquisition offers of £365m for Firstplus and £275m for Picture Financial within 5 years of startup.
Neil's qualifications include a BA (Hons) Business Studies from the University of Brighton, Diploma and current full member Chartered Institute of Marketing, Finance and Leasing Association Diploma (Level 1) and Market Research Society Diploma.