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Aldermore Asset Finance makes four more key hires to its senior sales team

POSTED: 28th February 2014
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Aldermore, Britain’s leading challenger bank, has made four further senior appointments to its Asset Finance team.

Sean Jones joins as Head of Broker Sales from Hitachi Capital. Sean brings with him extensive experience in the broker introduced asset finance market having held senior sales roles covering more than two decades at ING Lease.

Lee Rhodes joins Aldermore Asset Finance to lead its Structured Finance and Block Discounting activities. Lee has built a strong portfolio of experience most recently at Investec and ING Lease. His appointment reinforces Aldermore's commitment to the wholesale finance market and specialist lending activities.

Kevin Tonge joins from Hitachi Capital having previously built a successful asset finance career with ING Lease. Kevin will lead Aldermore's commercial support team, providing technical and compliance advice to introducers as part of Aldermore's strategy to be easy to do business with.

Finally, Tim Biddle joins Aldermore from Siemens Financial Services as Business Development Manager leading Aldermore's new product development and deployment efforts.

These appointments are the latest wave that Aldermore Asset Finance has made recently to strengthen its team. The recruitment drive forms part of Aldermore's commitment to support SMEs even further in 2014, aiming to lend over £750 million throughout 2014.

Carl D'Ammassa, Managing Director for Asset Finance at Aldermore comments:"The Asset Finance team at Aldermore has grown significantly recently in terms of both size and quality. If we want to cement our position as a leader in the market then continuing to enhance our team of industry-leading experts is absolutely crucial so that we can provide the best possible service for our customers. These appointments speak further to that strategy.

 "Funding is still limited for British SMEs at the moment; however as a British bank we are determined to support the growth ambitions of businesses up and down the country through our wide network of broker, dealer and vendor partners."

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For further information:

Mike Robb, Cicero Group

mike.robb@cicero-group.com

Office: 020 7947 5315

Mobile: 07572 730123

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