Kirtikar (pictured) told Specialist Lending Solutions that he believed the time was right to take a break and then seek a new challenge within the market.
He has been at the organisation for six years, building the Clever Lending and Clever Mortgages businesses and taking them to their present standing.
“I’ve felt like a change was needed and it now feels right to take on a new challenge,” he said.
“Both the firms are in a really strong position and the group has a clear succession plan in place.”
Competing with the big boys
Kirtikar emphasised that it would be business as usual with no other changes occurring.
“I’m proud of the team that we put in place here and there won’t be any changes to our service,” he continued.
“And I’m proud that we have been competing with the big boys in specialist lending despite being new to that market.”
On a personal level Kirtikar will be taking a break over the summer to spend time with his family, but aims for a return to the market in the autumn.
“Now is the time to take on something different and I will be assessing the options in front of me, but I’ll definitely stay in the industry.
“I wish Clever Lending and Clever Mortgages all the best for the future and am confident they will continue with their growth strategy,” he added.