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Dragonfly confirms Lawlor and Murray in BDM roles

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  • 26/01/2016
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Dragonfly confirms Lawlor and Murray in BDM roles
Short and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, part of the Octopus group, has added two business development managers (BDMs) to its team.

Liam Lawlor has many years’ experience in the financial services industry and joins Dragonfly from Metro Bank after three years in London and previous roles with HSBC and St. James’s Place.

Daniel Murray joined Dragonfly as a BDM in March 2015 and has helped Dragonfly increase its lending across the regions he has covered. He has now been promoted to BDM (East Region), covering some of the lender’s biggest introducers across Essex, Suffolk and the major hubs north of London.

D’mitri Zaprzala, head of sales, Dragonfly Property Finance, said: “Daniel has had a massive impact since his arrival and has really helped develop the business internally. His promotion was well deserved and I have no doubt he will add considerable value for our introducer base. Liam’s industry experience will also strengthen our broker relationships and bring new insights to the way we work and the processes we have in place. It’s an exciting start to 2016.”

Dragonfly Property Finance, is privately funded and part of UK fund management business, the Octopus group. The finance house lends short-term bridging, buy to let, commercial loans, second charges and development and mezzanine finance.

Jonathan Samuels, Dragonfly’s CEO quit the business in September 2015 with plans to launch another non-competing lender in the first half of this year. Mark Posniak, previously head of sales and marketing, stepped in to helm as managing director.

Dragonfly Property Finance has also announced plans to rebrand to Octopus Property in H1 this year to bring it in line with parent Octopus Group, which gave Dragonfly its first funding line in 2009.

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