Clohessy (pictured) boasts more than 18 years of experience, having previously worked for a range of banks including Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank and most recently Shawbrook Bank, where she was a senior divisional credit manager.
She will be tasked with implementing faster underwriting processes and improving communication channels.
The specialist lender has also recruited Jan Gallagher as business development manager for the north west.
Gallagher joins from Vida Home Loans, and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, having been both a broker and BDM in the past.
She will work alongside Sophie Mitchell-Charman, the lender’s existing BDM for the region.
Ian Boden, sales director at LendInvest, said: “Gene and Jan bring a wealth of experience in their respective areas to their teams; experience that will not only bolster our quality of origination in an area we are seeing a lot of demand, but also provide a superior, tailored experience for brokers and borrowers throughout the underwriting process.”