Alternative property finance firm Maslow Capital has recruited seven new people to its team, “adding depth” across origination, risk, marketing and operations.
“Today’s appointments underline the long-term potential seen in the alternative lending sector,” proclaims Maslow. “The experience that these new colleagues bring to Maslow is significant and will help accelerate new originations, improve service and add operational capacity to handle the growth in lending activities.”
Maslow Capital dashed out funds to more than 2,300 UK property developments with a GDV of over £1.2bn since it started out as a mezzanine finance specialist in 2009. The firm is now partnered with TPG Sixth Street Partners – part of the TPG global investment business with $73bn of assets under management.
Here’s who has joined:
- Kevin Manners has been appointed as Finance Director and will take responsibility for operations, cash flow management and servicing. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2008, Manners moved into the civil engineering sector joining a private equity-backed construction firm. He then joined McLaren Automotive as it embarked on its journey from start up to becoming an established manufacturer of sports and super cars. He held a number of positions in the UK banking sector prior to joining Maslow.
- Andrew Pinfield joins Maslow as Head of Risk. He brings more than 25 years of banking experience, following tenures in property finance, risk, analytics and portfolio management, holding senior positions at RBS, Citi, HSBC and NatWest.
- Michael Kearney forms part of Maslow’s origination team after more than a decade as an analyst and a portfolio manager with ANZ Banking Group in Australia, where he oversaw the growth of a A$1.4bn national loan portfolio of real estate investments and development facilities.
- Thomas Ahearne joins as a Deal Analyst from United Trust Bank, where he specialised in property development, before broadening working as an analyst within the structured finance group.
- Wojciech Chrobak joins Maslow as a Finance Analyst from State Street Bank, where he was a manager in the performance and analytics team. Before that, Chrobak spent four years at Lionsgate Asset Management – a fund of hedge funds – where he worked on a number of projects in finance, client reporting and due diligence before moving to the research team.
- Karen Brown joins from the London Stock Exchange Group and brings more than a decade’s experience in developing and implementing a broad range of specialist systems for the financial services sector. Brown was responsible for optimising LSE Group’s London and Paris multichannel platforms and she will support Maslow’s growth ambitions by enhancing system automation.
- Gayleen Huggins has been appointed as Maslow’s marketing manager, overseeing the company’s external communications, marketing and advertising activity. Huggins previously worked with fintech lending firm MYJAR, and for various property start-up brands founded by The Richmond Group.