Bridging lender Octane Capital has appointed Jonathan Chai has joined as finance manager, reporting to Rob Graham, Octane’s head of finance
Chai is a fully qualified chartered management accountant and joins Octane from London-based Electra Private Equity, where he was group financial accountant. Prior to that he was a finance analyst at Everest covering multiple divisions.
Mark Posniak, managing director, Octane Capital, said: “As a business we’re growing rapidly and so the need to bolster our finance division, led by Rob Graham, has been on our radar for a while.
“Rob and Jonathan’s combined experience in modelling and analysis will be crucial in giving us the visibility and insights we need as we scale up and edge towards our first half a billion of lending.”
Jonathan Chai, finance manager, Octane Capital, added: “As an individual, I am always looking to grow and develop so joining Octane, which shares that vision, was a logical move.
“Hopefully the skills I bring will suit a company that is always looking forward and thinking of new ways to improve. I am extremely excited to help Octane become even more successful in the future.”
Chai’s role will be to support Graham with all financial accounting and operational reporting for Octane’s loan book. He will also work closely with the credit team to further streamline processes.