Samantha Emery (left) and Bethan Jones (right) have both been appointed as business development managers at Octane Capital
Emery joins from Together, where she was a regional development director, having previously worked at Barclays in a number of roles; Jones joins from Habito where she was a relationship manager. Both will report into MD, Mark Posniak.
Emery will have a dual remit, focusing on the South East but also the professional services sector, where she has extensive contacts with accountants and solicitors. Jones will focus on brokers in Wales and the South West along with Octane’s new buy-to-let proposition.
Emery said: “Octane is an entrepreneurial and forward-thinking company that I’ve had on my radar for some time. Jon, Mark and Matt are genuine disruptors in the short-term lending industry and I’m delighted to have the chance to work alongside them and help Octane continue to grow.”
Jones added: “I’m delighted to be joining Octane at such an exciting point in their growth and fully intend to make our new buy-to-let proposition a huge success.
“The team here are so committed to service and delivery and I’m looking forward to strengthening their already excellent reputation.”
Posniak concluded: “To have someone with Samantha’s experience, knowledge and contacts join our sales team is a real boost for everyone at Octane.
“Hiring her was a little bit unusual in that she has yet to meet most of the team face-to-face as she started during lockdown.
“But she’s already fitted in, albeit digitally for now, and we can’t wait to properly welcome her onboard once our office is back open.
“We’re also hoping that Bethan’s experience as a mortgage broker will stand her in good stead with our introducers as she will have walked many miles in their shoes and knows what it takes to get deals over the line.”