Olympian Financial, one of the UK's largest sub-prime packagers, has made two key appointments as it pushes ahead with its plans for expansion.
Gary Ellis has been appointed head of underwriting at Olympian Financial. He joins from sub-prime lender, igroup where he was an underwriter and team leader. Previously, he was an underwriter at Central Trust.
Ellis says: “I enjoyed a close relationship with Olympian Financial when I worked at igroup and I am very much looking forward to helping make Olympian Financial an established name in the industry.”
In a further development, Paul Warne has been appointed business development manager. He will be responsible for forging relationships with new introducers for Olympian Financial and developing joint sales and marketing initiatives. Previously, Warne was an independent financial advisor.
Warne says: “I am looking forward to bringing my expertise of the financial services industry to Olympian Financial at a very interesting stage in the company's development.”
Mel Fordham, managing director of Olympian Financial, says: “The appointments of Paul and Gary come at a strategically critical time for the company as we forge ahead with our expansion plans. We have enjoyed our best ever month in October and anticipate an excellent year ahead.
“The experience that Gary has will give us the depth and dimension that we need to succeed in our plans. Additionally, Paul has a wealth of sales experience and is extremely motivated.”
The appointment of Warnes continues Olympian Financial's expansion plans and the development of its direct to consumer arm. It is seeking to establish a telesales team and has recently taken over the second floor of its offices in Gants Hill, Essex.