Affirmative Finance makes a new appointment

Affirmative Finance makes a new appointment


Specialist short term funder Affirmative Finance has announced that it has promoted its business development manager, Ian Harrison, to the firm’s Operations Director.  

Ian Harrison has worked for the Manchester-based bridging lender since it started in 2004, and has been working in the finance industry for nearly 24 years, running branch operations for a number of well known finance houses.


Eugene Esterkin, Managing Director of Affirmative, commented: “Ian has been with the company since its inception and has been enthusiastic and tirelessly hard working. His passion for what we do and how we do it has been infectious.


“As a broker centric company we recognise that Ian’s true skills lie in the ability to process work flow in a very effective way interfacing with our intermediary base. This role will allow us to take another step forward towards our long term goal and use those skills to their very best potential. He will continue to engage his deep knowledge of the broker market and its needs and desires from us as a short term funder and apply those skills to delivering greater speed and service.”


Gary Lederberg, director of Affirmative, added: "The promotion of Ian as our Operations Director is a very proud moment for me personally, since Ian has developed with this company and has been here right from the start day in, day out. His passion for our true customer – the broker – is second to none, and his ability to administer work flow and manage a volumetric high speed operations centre is second to none. I know this appointment will definitely help Affirmative move to the next level. I am excited about the further opportunities this will bring to Affirmative and to the broker market.”

Ian Harrison said: “My past role as head of sales is invaluable in me coming out into the field with our key accounts, and in effect bring the processing function right into their offices, ironing out any glitches face to face. Our key supporting brokers will help to develop and evolve a processing system, products and service designed around what the broker really needs.”


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