Brightstar Financial has appointed Chris Bennett as its first business development manager.
Bennett has more than 35 years experience within financial services, having started his career at Halifax.
More recently, he has served in business development roles at Future Mortgages, Beacon Mortgages and Magellan Homeloans.
Brightstar director of sales Clive Willson says Bennett’s appointment is the first of a number of hires the company is planning to make in the coming months.
He says: “Building on our success is clearly our key objective this year. Part of that strategy is to move to provide new and existing introducers with a new resource in the shape of knowledgeable and professional BDMs.
“I have known Chris for many years, and I am delighted to have such an experienced practitioner representing Brightstar.”
Bennett says: “Clive and I have always been part of strong sales teams and I am sure that under his leadership, the new BDM team will prove to be particularly effective in enhancing the Brightstar proposition.”