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XIT2 appoints Tim Jones as new head of sales

Tim Jones has been appointed the new head of sales at online property data network xit2.

Jones, who joins from MDA, xit2’s parent company, will report directly into MD, Mark Blackwell.

During his time at insurer Allied Dunbar – now part of financial services group Zurich Financial Services – Jones led the development of the mortgage intermediary panel.

After Zurich, he joined First Title as director of business development, following a spell as CEO at Hipstar, the Home Information Pack provider, he joined MDA.

Mark Blackwell said, “Bringing Tim in as part of the senior team demonstrates how serious we are about pushing xit2 forward.  His background in the industry chimes perfectly with our services and product range; his pedigree is excellent; and his experience in the sector is vast.  I look forward to working with him.”


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