Andy Valvona has joined Fleet Mortgages as a national account manager after a near eight year absence from the mortgage market.
Valvona (pictured) was head of business development at Mortgage Next, now known as Mortgage Intelligence, from 2003 to 2006 before becoming head of corporate accounts at Pink Home Loans from 2007 to 2009.
From 2010 to 2016 he worked at software providers Synaptic Software and SSP Worldwide.
Valvona said: “To come back to the mortgage market with Fleet Mortgages is incredibly satisfying as I have been looking for a return to lending for some time.
“My background has always been working within the intermediary market with specialist lenders and to join an operation like Fleet Mortgages, where I can work very closely with the larger intermediary firms, networks, and distributors in order to increase both business volumes and the quality of submissions, was a very attractive draw.
“I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running, developing new and existing client relationships and returning to a part of the mortgage market where I feel I can help develop the business activities of many firms.”
Earlier in his career Valvona was at former Nationwide brand UCB Home Loans and Verso, part of the now defunct Britannia Building Society.
Ross Turrell, sales director at Fleet Mortgages, said: “We are very pleased to be bringing Andy into the Fleet Mortgages’ sales team as our new national account manager.
“Andy comes with a vast amount of experience developed over the past 25 years with a career that has been steeped in the intermediary sector.
“We have been looking for an individual who understands the needs of our biggest intermediary partners and has strong relationships already in place, in order to be able to help distribute the Fleet Mortgages’ product offering and to help firms develop their own propositions and business activity within the buy-to-let space.
“Andy’s enthusiasm is infectious and we fully believe we have an individual who has all the skills and experience to make a real success of this role.”