Mark Graves to leave Sesame

Michael Lloyd

September 21, 2018

Mark Graves, managing director at Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club, is leaving the business.

Two new roles have been created – director, sesame and director, PMS – with responsibility for driving forward business development and adviser support for its network and mortgage club members.

Jane Benjamin moves from head of relationship management to director, mortgages; Jeff Woods moves from business development director to campaigns and propositions director and Lauren Bagley moves from marketing manager to head of business development.

All will report into Martin Schultheiss, who took on a wider remit in May this year in his new role as SBG’s chief operating officer, reporting into executive chairman, John Cowan. He will have group-wide responsibility for strategy, operations, IT, HR, commercial and proposition development.

John Cowan, executive chairman at SBG, said: “Our group has made significant progress in recent years and, on behalf of everyone at SBG, I would like to thank Mark for his important contribution and wish him well for the future.

“I’m also pleased to see Jane, Jeff and Lauren take-up their new roles at SBG, and I’m sure they will all continue to go from strength to strength. SBG has a strong and talented management team to take the business forward.

“We are committed to leveraging the strengths of our group and investing further, to ensure our advisory brands continue to evolve in a rapidly changing market, and help our members build successful customer-focused businesses.”

Mark Graves (pictured) added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with SBG and the opportunity I’ve had to help re-energise two of our industry’s leading advisory brands. I’m proud to be leaving the business in safe hands and good shape, with market-leading adviser propositions backed by an excellent team of people, who are committed to delivering a great service to advisory firms.”

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