Valvona (pictured) joins the buy-to-let and specialist lender with immediate effect. He has 25 years’ experience working in intermediary sales within a variety of financial services businesses including lenders, networks and technology firms.
His most recent role was in an international intermediary sales development role at technology provider SSP. Valvona has also held business development and relationship management roles with UCB, Pink Home Loans, Mortgage Next and Verso.
He will report to sales director Ross Turrell and develop and maintain Fleet Mortgages’ relationships with key networks, mortgage clubs and major introducers across the UK to maximise business opportunities for the lender.
Turrell said: “Andy comes with a vast amount of experience developed over the past 25 years with a career that has been steeped in the intermediary sector.
“We have been looking for an individual who understands the needs of our biggest intermediary partners and has strong relationships already in place, in order to be able to help distribute the Fleet Mortgages’ product offering and to help firms develop their own propositions and business activity within the buy-to-let space.”
In January, Fleet revealed that it had lent half a billion in 2016, despite difficult economic circumstances.