At the start of his career, Nima Ghamsari saw an opportunity to modernize the consumer lending process. He founded Blend to offer banks and credit unions the technology to create a better loan experience for their borrowers. To succeed in two highly competitive industries — financial services and technology — Blend focuses on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers. First Republic’s client-based service appealed to the startup and offered the flexibility they were looking for. As Blend approaches their first decade of growth, First Republic stays attuned to their changing needs and goals.