Jacovou was previously head of new business at Tiuta and has spent time at both UX Mortgages and Abbey for Intermediaries.
Commenting on his appointment he said: “The bridging sector is continuing to grow and I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge to bear in helping Brightstar’s brokers and their clients with their enquiries.
“I have known Rob and Kit for some time and have admired the way in which Brightstar has built an enviable reputation as the ‘go to’ source for all types of specialist lending.”
Kit Thompson, director at Brightstar, said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Andy’s experience to Brightstar.
“With over five years as a bridging lender dealing with intermediaries, Andy brings an awesome amount of product and underwriting knowledge to share with our introducers.”
Rob Jupp, chief executive officer of Brightstar, added: “We are committed to providing the best service in the specialist lending market.
“Bringing a person of Andy’s quality and experience on board is a further indication of our determination to be the specialist lending hub of choice for the greatest number of brokers in 2013 and beyond.”