Darren Clarke

Together appoints COO

Together has named banking heavyweight Darren Clarke (pictured above) as its new group commercial finance chief operating officer.

Darren will be responsible for the specialist lender’s commercial finance operational processes and infrastructure to support its growth strategy.

He joins Together from Redwood Bank, where he worked as director of operations for the challenger bank from its inception in 2017.

Darren has also previously held positions in retail banking and commercial finance during a 20-year career at HSBC before joining Santander where he led the business banking transformation, among other roles.

“It’s such an exciting opportunity to join Together and to use my experiences to build on its amazing success to date,” Darren said.

“I’m really looking forward to contributing to the continued growth by helping to create a more resilient and dynamic organisation, which is best placed to support British businesses as we begin the return to normality following lockdown.”

The finance provider currently has a £4bn loan book and is continuing its programme of transformation and innovation, which includes automating some back-office functions to provide smoother journeys for its customers and broker partners.

Marc Goldberg, commercial CEO at Together, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Darren to Together. 

“His vast knowledge of risk and compliance and his proven ability to transform working practices and improve customer journeys will be of huge benefit to our business as we continue to grow.” 

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