Harris (pictured) will provide advice and support to the senior management team on the ongoing development and enhancement of Brightstar’s technology platforms. She will also help the firm identify new opportunities where it can develop solutions for its partners and introducers.
Harris left Atom Bank in July last year after five years heading up the mortgage team to set up on her own as an adviser and independent consultant to the mortgage market.
Since leaving she has joined the board of United Trust Bank and become a consultant for mortgage technology firm Twenty7Tec.
In her former role at Atom Bank, she was responsible for creating and launching the bank’s retail mortgages proposition and was instrumental in growing the lending book from zero to £2.3bn in two years.
Rob Jupp, group CEO at The Brightstar Group, said: “At Brightstar, we’re committed to continually enhancing the value and service we deliver to our partners and introducers. Technology plays a big role in this proposition and there are few people better equipped to take our technology to the next level.
“Maria played a formative role in the development and launch of the pioneering digital mortgages proposition at Atom Bank and has great knowledge and experience in our market. I’m really looking forward to working with her,” he added.