Sesame mortgage chief quits for LSL role

Handshake-Business-Finance-Deal-Corporate-700.jpgLSL Property Services has revealed Sesame’s Lisa Martin will join as development director “later this year”.

Martin was made director of mortgages at Sesame just three weeks ago after John Cupis left the network to become mortgage director of Openwork.

But today it has been confirmed she will instead join LSL’s financial services business.

Following Cupis’ move, Sesame managing director Stephen Gazard assumed a broader remit, giving him responsibility for supporting advisers across both wealth and mortgages.

Gazard says: “After 20 years with the business, Lisa has decided to leave the group later this year. As part of the wider management team, Lisa has been instrumental in building the enviable reputation that the PMS Mortgage Club has forged over many years. On behalf of the SBG executive team, I would like to express our gratitude for her unstinting contribution to the group and we wish her all the very best for the future.

“We are very fortunate to have an experienced and talented team who are renowned for the valuable and professional service delivered to mortgage advisers. The team have built PMS into the market-leading business it is today and this is something we will continue to take forward.”

LSL Group financial services director Jon Round says: ”I am absolutely delighted to bring in someone of Lisa’s calibre to join what is already a really strong executive team. This new role has been created to support the significant expansion plans for our AR and DA businesses and I’m sure that Lisa will make a major contribution to our continued successful growth.”

Martin has spent the past five and a half years as operations and sales director director of PMS.

In March, Sesame revealed it was to no longer operate as a network for investment advice.