He has worked at LendInvest since 2017, having joined from Aldermore.
Ian has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, having spent the last 15 years specialising in BTL and commercial mortgages.
In his role as sales director, Ian was responsible for driving the lender’s entry into the BTL market.
LendInvest originated its first BTL loan in December 2017 and, by the end of 2019, more than 2,300 brokers had introduced over 6,800 BTL deals to the lender, worth in excess of £500m.
In the same period, the BTL team has grown from four to 25 full-time BDMs, case managers and underwriters, supported by a nine-strong, field-based BDM team.
“LendInvest has been a fantastic place to spend the last few years of my career,” said Ian.
“The team at LendInvest is an innovative and vibrant bunch of people, all highly capable [and] I’ve no doubt the LendInvest BTL product will continue to be a substantial success story as the business continues to grow.”
Rod Lockhart, CEO at LendInvest, added: “Ian has made a massive contribution to LendInvest in the last two and a half years.
“He leaves us now at a strong position, with a competitive and popular BTL product that’s doing good business.
“We wish Ian all the very best in his retirement and hope he enjoys his well-earned rest.”
LendInvest is currently looking for a new sales director to succeed Ian.
Matt Tooth, chief commercial officer at LendInvest, stated: “Ian will be a tough act to follow, but applications are open for his successor.
“We look forward to meeting talented, experienced people from across the industry who want to develop their careers at LendInvest.”