Black Book Finance hired Darren Peiris from ASC Finance as its commercial finance executive.
Darren Peiris (pictured) has worked within the banking and finance sectors for the past 13 years, previously at ASC Finance.
He brings with him long-standing relationships with a network of financial advisors, accountants and solicitors.
Michael Clapper, co-founder and chairman at Black Book Finance, said: “For Black Book to enter to an established market and make such an impact so quickly, the need for a compelling product and service proposition was obvious, but that in itself that would not have been enough without the very best people delivering the service to our introducers.
“For that reason, our recruitment process is highly selective and we were delighted that Darren agreed to join us. He is hugely knowledgeable and has already hit the ground running – a very welcome addition to our commercial & development team.”
Peiris was a relationships manager at Barclays. He became relationship executive for Barclays Wealth, and then for theiroffshore (intermediaries) division.
He left in 2016 to join ASC Finance, to generate and process lending opportunities for both commercial and residential investments, as well as bridging, development and acquisition finance.
Peiris said: “The opportunity to join Black Book was too exciting to ignore. Michael Clapper’s background speaks for itself, and Black Book’s growth in its first year has been simply staggering.
“I am excited to be joining such a formidable team so early on in its development, and very much looking forward to playing a key role in their ambitious growth plans.
“It speaks volumes that after just three days in to my new role, and whilst still only at the start of the year, I am already taking and placing so many enquiries.”