Foundation Home Loans shuffles sales team

Foundation Home Loans (FHL) has made a number of personnel changes within its sales and underwriting teams.

Shirli Henry (pictured above) has been promoted to regional sales manager for the South, after spending the last three years working in FHL’s underwriting department.

In her new role, she will focus on developing the lender’s reach within the region, supporting existing and new adviser relationships, and providing product/criteria information and support to help drive its specialist residential and BTL business volumes.

Shirli — who has over 15 years of experience in financial services — will report to Grant Hendry, who has been promoted to head of sales from head of national accounts. 

Grant is now responsible for all of the company’s regional and national account managers.

Former head of sales, Mark Whitear, has also been promoted to head of commercial development and will lead the strategic accountabilities for the sales team, delivering the ongoing growth of the residential proposition and new commercial opportunities.

Meanwhile, Gavin Kyle, former internal sales manager, has been promoted to head of broker services, responsible for the lender’s internal BDMs and sales support team.

George Gee, commercial director at FHL, said: “As we continue to develop our proposition across both residential and BTL sectors, we are growing the personnel within the business to meet increasing demand and have also been able to reward a number of people with richly deserved promotions.

“It’s always our intention to promote internally if possible, and these new roles and job titles for Shirli, Grant, Mark and Gavin are an indication of their talents and skills, and the huge amount of energy, drive and ambition they bring to the business.” 

FHL has also heavily recruited for its underwriting department and has recently completed two underwriting academies, where eight people have completed their training with the finance provider.

George added that the business was very pleased to be adding a “considerable number” of underwriters to its department. 

“The extra capacity this gives us means we can continue to show a very strong appetite to lend in our chosen areas and provide advisers with all the support they need — whether that’s via our excellent sales team or the underwriters themselves.”

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