Finpoint bolsters senior leadship team with new CRO
Adrian Innes

Finpoint bolsters senior leadship team with new CRO

The technology-based business finance platform Finpoint has appointed Adrian Innes (pictured above) as chief revenue officer.

He has over 30 years of experience working in banking and SME lending for well-known banks and fintechs.
Most recently, Adrian was head of origination at Scottish P2P lender, LendingCrowd, where he led business development activity and built out the introducer channel of accountants, solicitors and brokers.

In his new role, he will be utilising his experience to grow and mentor the sales team and will use his network to add new partners.

Adrian will also be managing deals in excess of £250,000, taking the time to understand the individual needs of each business by overseeing the underwriting processes and ensuring that SMEs are matched to the most appropriate lenders and finance products.

The online broker’s free platform is technologically led, matching businesses with potential lenders swiftly, and it is the delivery partner for The Federation of Small Business (FSB) and UK Finance. 

“Finpoint already work with a selection of premier trade bodies and associations, and this gives me a sound basis to bring on board further partnerships to enable businesses across the whole of the UK to access finance,” said Adrian.

His appointment to CRO completes the senior leadership team, alongside CEO Guy Bridge, a former director at HSBC, and CTO Marcus Gruenwald, whose experience spans cloud infrastructure, APIs and growing brands online. 

Guy Bridge, CEO at Finpoint, stated: “Given the unprecedented consequences of the pandemic, businesses need our support now more than ever.

“Adrian’s experience will be key in growing our footprint, as well as helping to arrange facilities for businesses which require financial support to survive and adapt to the new normal.” 

The demand for business finance at Finpoint has spiked since the onset of the pandemic in March. 

The panel of lenders on the company’s platform includes many of the providers distributing the Bounce Back and CBILS government-supported loan schemes. 

This has seen the number of inbound queries for finance increase “significantly”. 

It claimed that some of its partners have seen enquiry volumes in April alone exceed the total volume received for the entirety of 2019. 

Finpoint has also partnered with CRIF Realtime, whose credit software gives lenders greater visibility on the financial performance of businesses seeking finance. 

This includes the ability to compare a business’s financial stature pre and post Covid-19. 

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