Specialist lender Together has confirmed the appointments of two new managers to its commercial team as it continues with ambitious growth plans.
David Walsh has joined as commercial underwriting manager and will oversee the commercial broker teams, focusing on bridging, commercial and semi-commercial lending.
Walsh boasts over 15 years’ experience in financial services, with previous roles at the Accident Credit Group, Lloyds Banking Group and Morgan Stanley’s Advantage Home Loans.
“It’s a really exciting time at Together as the business continues to grow, and I wanted to be part of that journey,” he says.
“I had worked with the team previously, so was familiar with Together’s products and felt my skills would be an asset to the commercial side of the business.”
Also joining the commercial team is Mareeza Mitri, who takes on the newly-created role of commercial buy-to-let manager.
Mitri has over 12 years’ experience in underwriting, and joins from V Loans, where she focused on both residential and buy-to-let second charge mortgages.
“The buy-to-let sector continues to perform well and the creation of this new role is testament to Together’s commitment to its commercial growth plans,” she comments.
“I had worked with Together, on the broker side, for over a decade, so I have a good knowledge of the business and a rounded understanding of the lending process.”
Irene Thomas, director of commercial operations at Together, adds: “We are expanding the commercial team in order to meet our growth targets and we’re delighted to be welcoming both David and Mareeza.”
“They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team that will benefit Together, and our customers, as we move forward, and I’m really excited about the next chapter.”
Together provides short-term finance, auction finance, residential, commercial and buy-to-let mortgages and secured loans.
The business announced record trading results in June 2016 with annual lending topping £1 billion for the first time in its 42-year history.