Together has expanded its team with two new hires.
Marylen Edwards has been appointed as key account manager for the South, whilst Russell Harvey joins as a specialist underwriter covering London and the South East.
Edwards joins from Axis Bank where she was head of buy-to-let business, and will be responsible for strengthening relationships with the specialist lender’s key partners through its Together+ initiative.
Edwards said: “I have a diverse background in personal and commercial finance, including a great deal of experience in the BTL market.
“This means I can be a one stop shop for brokers as we continue growing our business.”
Harvey has previously worked at Buckinghamshire Building Society and Foundation Home Loans and will be working with Sundeep Patel, head of London intermediaries at Together, promoting the lender’s specialist offering.
Harvey said: “I already have a number of great relationships with leading brokers in London and the surrounding areas.
“I’m really looking forward to developing these, at a time when Together extends its network across the region.”
Edwards will report to Nick Jones who is Together’s head of specialist distribution, and Harvey’s team is led by Tanya Elmaz who is underwriting specialist regional manager at Together.
Jones said: “Marylen and Russell both have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the market.
“Marylen will be working with brokers in the Together + group, which we launched this year and is designed to build strong partnerships with a select group of specialist distributors.”
Elmaz added: “Underwriting is now at the sharp end of sales, rather than the back office function it once was, particularly in the specialist sector. Following Russell’s appointment, brokers in London and the South East will have better access to his expert knowledge and we are expecting a healthy demand from across the region.”