Specialist lender, The Oakwood Group, has carried out another smash and grab raid on BM Solutions and Halifax Bank of Scotland Specialist Lending poaching eight more staff from the two firms.
The following people are expected to join Oakwood in 2006, once their contractual obligations towards their current employers are fulfilled: Chris Preston, Head of Operational Credit, HBOS Specialist Lending; Colin Barrett, Senior Product Manager, HBOS Specialist Lending; Sue Clarke, Head of Marketing, BM Solutions; Elaine Forth, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, BM Solutions; Laura Calcroft, Events Manager, BM Solutions; Simon Lee, Head of Underwriting, BM Solutions; Dianne Malsbury, Head of Quality Improvement, BM Solutions; Andrew Brown, Operations Leader, BM Solutions.
Mike Culhane, chief executive of Oakwood, says: “I am very pleased that these individuals have agreed to join Oakwood. They are highly talented people who will be valuable additions to our team and I look forward to working with them.”
Five senior executives announced their resignation on 4 October from HBOS, including Michael Bolton, head of specialist lending at HBOS, Alan Cleary, director of Halifax intermediaries, John Nixon, director of operations at The Mortgage Business (TMB) and BM Solutions, Rob Williams, head of underwriting at BM Solutions and Mark Smith, head of support at BM Solutions. All five will join Oakwood in 2006.
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