Chris Jones
COOBlue.co.uk
Chris is Co Founder and COO of Blue, who are, according to the FinancialTimes (April 2018 FT1000), the fastest growing FS business in Europe and overall the 21st fastest growing business in Europe.

Blue is a UK Fintech changing the way auto finance and ownership works and in 3 years has lent over $1Bn to over 80,000 customers. Blue has done this while operating in a bank-dominated mature market. In July 2018 Blue completed their first $550M public securitisation and have since raised an additional $390M funding line.

Chris has been integral in building four PE backed businesses utilising his experience in fintech, risk and operations. He combines this with a professional consulting background at KPMG. Most recently Chris joined Shawbrook, a UK Challenger Bank, in January 2012 as Consumer Lending Director to successfully build their Consumer Division prior to their IPO in January 2015. Chris was also part of the leadership teams that built Secure Trust Bank prior to IPO and Clydesdale Finance (sold to Barclays and rebranded as Barclays Partner Finance)