Meet the team: Get your career into gear with Maryam and Daniel

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Kickstarting a career as a driver can be frustrating. There’s a lot of paperwork, legislation, and competition, but you’re not alone.

Our Member Success Representatives help you manage the business side of things so you can earn more, get better ratings, and do what you do best. Drive.

Member Success Reps are dedicated account managers whose job is to guide you along the road, from the very beginning of your rideshare career all the way to success.

For this month’s issue of Meet the team we sat down with two of these legends, Maryam and Daniel so you can get to know them better.

Maryam Iyaye

How long have you been with Splend, Maryam?
Just over 6 months.

What’s your background?
Previously I worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a management trainee. Before that, I was at the University of Essex and graduated with a BSc in Management and Marketing.

What do you enjoy about working at Splend?
It’s definitely the people—the company culture here is great. Everyone has made me feel very welcome and the team environment is great. I also really enjoy getting to know my members. I get to meet and interact with people from all walks of life.

Where might we find you when you are not at work?
Hanging out with friends and family. I also love going out for nice meals and exploring new cultures on holiday.

What’s your favourite movie?
There are too many good films to choose from, however, I do have a favourite TV show, Grey’s Anatomy, currently at season 16.

What is your favourite place in the world?
My favourite place I’ve visited is Thailand—maybe because it was also my longest holiday, four weeks.

Daniel Russell

How long have you been with Splend, Daniel?

I’ve been with Splend for around 6 weeks now, which has gone so quick – time flies when you’re having fun!

What’s your background?

I’ve had a few roles in my career so far, ranging from accountancy right through to a senior travel consultant. The last two years I’ve been working in the recruitment space in the city, specialising in application development.

What do you enjoy most about working at Splend?

I love the fast-paced environment and getting to meet so many people from all different areas of the world.

Where might we find you when you are not at work?

I have an 8-year-old daughter, Ava, so I spend most of my spare time with her. Also, I like socialising with my friends or training in the gym.

Who would be your top three dinner party invitees?

Paolo Di Canio (Westham fan, unfortunately, haha), Demi Rose, and Dr. Dre.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

Ibiza will always be up there as I’ve had some pretty special times on the island. But the ultimate one has to be Las Vegas. There’s always lots to see and it really is the best place to party on Earth.

About Splend

We’re Rent to buy specialists enabling people to make money by driving. Our vision is a future where every on-demand driver can be successful.

We can set you up with a brand-new or new-model car on a Rent to buy plan, and provide the training and support you need to become a more profitable, safer, and fulfilled driver.

Don’t take our word for it—Uber drivers rate us excellent on Trustpilot.

Come and say hello at our Member Support Centre at 393 Edgware Road Cricklewood, London, email us, or give us a call on 0333 016 4331


Balazs Szekely

Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at

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