Advantage appoints operations manager

Advantage has appointed Samantha Shamim as its new operations manager.

Shamim’s particular focus will be on packager business operations. In this role, Shamim will report to new director of originations, Tracy Stokes.

She joins Advantage with over 15 years’ experience in the mortgage industry and previously worked at LMS as operations and development manager, responsible for managing the valuation panel and for the development of the company’s HIPs proposition.

Prior to LMS, she spent 12 years working for Abbey, where she held a variety of operational roles, and managed Abbey’s staff mortgage team.

Her most recent role at Abbey was operations manager within the valuation services division.

Keith Dearling, managing director of Advantage, says: “We are looking forward to having Shamim on board and I am confident that her skills and experience in operations will be a huge benefit to the company as a whole. I’m thrilled to be welcoming Shamim at such a crucial time.”

Shamim says: “I’m delighted to be joining Advantage and admire its innovative and practical approach to lending. The operations department is undergoing a period of expansion and progression and I look forward to playing a part in driving this element of the business forward.”