Adrian Whittaker has joined US legal technology company LegalZoom as group sales director.
Whittaker was sales and distribution director of buy-to-let broker New Street Mortgages but quit in July along with then-distribution director David Finlay.
At LegalZoom he will develop new business distribution for conveyancing.
Whittaker said: “I am delighted to be joining LegalZoom.
“Its mission to combine pioneering technology solutions alongside the best people in order to deliver a superior customer experience is what excites me the most.
“Having seen the impact and benefits of Fintech in the financial services market, I really can’t wait to get started.”
Craig Holt, LegalZoom UK chief executive, said: “I am confident that his excellent relationships within estate agency, banks, building societies and mortgage distributors will enable us to further broaden our client base.
“Adrian’s appointment brings additional expertise to our management team as we prepare for the next exciting stages of our UK growth.”