Cooper has 25 years’ experience in financial services and has worked across many specialist areas, from offshore investments to inheritance tax planning.
He said: “When I met Dragonfly I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and passion of the management team not to mention the way they have risen to the top of the short-term finance sector in such a short time period. The industry continues to grow and to innovate and I wanted to be a part of it. My goal is for brokers to look at me as their go-to man within bridging and to extend the reach of the Dragonfly proposition.”
Jonathan Samuels, chief executive of Dragonfly Property Finance, said: “Justin has a fantastic pedigree with extensive experience across the entire financial services sector. It’s great to have someone with his knowledge and contacts who can hit the ground running and bring value from day one. With our biggest first quarter ever we expect 2013 to be a defining year for Dragonfly and Justin will play a key role in this.”
Prior to joining Dragonfly Cooper was at Zurich as a platform specialist for the south of England. He will report in to Mark Posniak, head of sales and marketing.