Focus adds to mortgage team

Focus Solutions Group has strengthened its mortgage team with the appointment of Clive Boulton as business development manager and Alan Gordon as business consultant.

The point-of-sale and extranet solutions provider is hoping to firm up its position within the mortgage market with these additions to its team.

Clive Boulton will head up the account management of Focus’ existing mortgage clients and will also be responsible for generating new business opportunities for new and existing mortgage propositions.

He has over 11 years of experience in successfully selling enterprise-wide software solutions into the financial services market.

He joins from the BJH Group, providers of corporate performance management software, where he was head of business development.

Previously, he spent seven years working for ALG Software having originally started his career at the Bank of Scotland.

Alan Gordon, will be business consultant for the mortgage market, and will be working closely with Boulton, existing customers and strategic partners to shape, develop and introduce new market propositions.

Gordon joins Focus from Finantix, a financial services software provider, where he worked in pre-sales and alliances.

He has extensive experience of delivering technology solutions into financial institutions across Europe and has worked within financial services for the last 12 years.

His past employers include Siebel Systems and S1 Corporation.

Clive Boulton, business development manager for mortgages, says: “I am looking forward to working with a leading solutions provider and ultimately driving sales of its award winning technology into the mortgage market.”

Alan Gordon, business consultant for mortgages, says: “Focus has a number of unique propositions that they are launching in the mortgage space, which are unequalled in the market place in relation to speed to benefit and speed to market.

“I am very much looking forward to working for an organisation that has unrivalled domain knowledge and experience within the financial services market.”

David Brooks, business development director, says: “Focus has a number of new propositions for the mortgage market that we will be launching in the coming months.

“These new propositions and Clive and Alan’s appointments form a vital part of our strategy to strengthen our position within the UK mortgage market, we now have the right skill set to take Focus forward and develop new name business within the mortgage market both in the UK and in Europe.”