Gemma Salousti has joined specialist lender Octane Capital as a senior credit manager.
Salousti has joined from Masthaven Bank where she was underwriting manager.
She said: “The risk-based, product-less approach Octane Capital have introduced is reinventing the specialist lending sector, and I’m looking forward to working closely with Matt and the team.
“I can’t wait to be involved with complex loans that require you to think outside the box rather than simply tick boxes. Vanilla lending this is not.”
Octane Capital launched in early May and determines rates on a case-by-case basis rather than having a product sheet.
Matt Smith, director of risk at Octane Capital, said: “We pride ourselves on our experience and Gemma has plenty of that.
“Along with an instinctive understanding of risk, she is also very commercially-minded and that ability to look at the bigger picture and act as a partner is integral to how we work.”