Martin Gilsenan finally joins Omni Capital

Martin Gilsenan finally joins Omni Capital


Former Dragonfly relationship manager Martin Gilsenan joins Omni as director of sales.

Short-term lender Omni Capital has announced the appointment of Martin Gilsenan as its new director of sales.

Gilsenan, who takes up his new post on 12th December, 2011, joins Omni Capital from bridging lender Dragonfly where he held the position of relationship manager.

In a long and varied financial services career, Gilsenan has amassed experience working in both the broker and lender sectors.

Following his success in senior sales positions with lenders Mortgage Trust, iGroup and GE Money Home Lending, Gilsenan opted to leave the corporate world to form his own brokerage business.

Together with partners Danny Churchill and Craig Scott, he launched Residential 1 in 2003. Enjoying considerable success in their new venture, the partners sold the business in 2006 to entrepreneurial specialist lender Money Partners, where Gilsenan assumed the role of sales director.

Following the financial crisis of 2008/9, Gilsenan occupied himself on a number of business-specific projects before joining Dragonfly in late 2010.

On commencing his new role with Omni Capital in December 2011, Gilsenan will be responsible for leading and developing the CPC Group-owned lender’s ambitious sales programme. In this, he will be ably supported by the lender’s incumbent sales managers, Jim Nash and Matt Rogers, both of whom share Gilsenan’s experience of running mortgage brokerages.

Colin Sanders, chief executive officer of Omni Capital, said: “Martin Gilsenan is a hugely popular and respected individual. His work ethic and professionalism follows wherever he goes. Anybody who knows Martin knows his integrity is beyond challenge. This is borne out by the quiet words of support we have received from so many in the industry.

“When I invited Martin to join Omni Capital, I realised I was leaving him with a difficult choice. Loyalty has always featured high on his personal agenda but never more so than since the sobering events of the past few years.

“His honourably-made decision to join us is, I believe, a signal moment for Omni Capital. Individuals of his calibre are not easy to come by and are jealously guarded. But I’m sincerely flattered by his faith in Omni and our expansive intermediary-focused plans for the future.

“With Martin Gilsenan in post, and Jim and Matt already on hand, our intermediaries can be assured of consistent first-class service from a uniquely experienced team that truly understands them.  I know Martin is itching to translate my words into further action.”

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