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Masthaven grows mortgage team with three new recruits

by: Edward Murray
  • 17/07/2017
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Masthaven grows mortgage team with three new recruits
Challenger bank Masthaven has recruited three team members, including John Smith who joins as national account manager for first charge mortgages. David Owen, and Wes Baker join as business development managers.

Smith began his career in the mortgage market at 16. After underwriting at Alliance & Leicester, he moved into a sales role at Platform Home Loans where he was shortlisted for the Best BDM award at the 2010 British Mortgage Awards before winning Young Achiever a year later. After 10 years with Platform Home Loans he joined Aldermore as a regional account manager and helped launch Bluestone mortgages into the specialist mortgage market.

Baker has worked in the financial services industry for 12 years, initially with Welcome Finance, managing combined teams of sales and collections and then at Evolution Money, starting in sales as an underwriter, progressing to become business development manager. He will cover the North of England, focusing on helping key accounts and new partners increase volumes and productivity across the first and second charge arena.

Owen has worked in the financial services sector for over 16 years, across both residential and commercial sectors. Starting his career at NatWest, as a cashier, he worked his way up to become a mortgage adviser. After seven years he moved to Leeds Building Society where his roles included branch manager and area manager. For the past two years he has been working in the specialist lending sector as business development manager at Together. He will cover the West Midlands and the South West of England working across the first and second charge arena.

Matt Andrews (pictured), managing director of mortgages at Masthaven, said: “We are delighted to have three innovative individuals on board in our mortgage team. As the bank continues to expand and develop its proposition, we are also working hard to build the right team with the best skills in place to take the business forward. With their collective experience of many years in the industry, they bring new energy to the bank; and the team is really looking forward to working with them.”

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