Tuscan Capital has made three new broker-facing appointments.
Dena Thompson has been appointed head of credit & risk at the recently launched bridging lender.
Reporting to CEO Colin Sanders (pictured), Thompson is responsible for the underwriting and credit management of loans from origination through to redemption. She has more than 18 years’ lending experience across a range of funding institutions and has focussed on the bridging sector over the last 11 years.
She joins Tuscan Capital from Urban Exposure where she was director of credit. Prior to this, she held senior underwriting and credit positions at Alternative Bridging Corporation and Fortwell Capital.
Andy Reeder has become client services manager responsible for discussing and structuring new deals and building and maintaining key relationships with introducers, valuers, solicitors and real estate investors.
Reeder was previously part of the client services team at Fortwell Capital and, before that, Omni Capital Partners. He also gained experience as a field BDM with the specialist mortgage lender Money Partners.
Henry Bowcock has taken up the role of new business analyst providing essential operational, analytical and logistical support to Tuscan Capital’s sales, credit & risk and PR & marketing functions.
He joins Tuscan Capital direct from development lender Imperial Blue Finance where he held a business internship.
Sanders said: “Following our launch last month, the response from intermediaries and potential customers has been immensely encouraging. Deal-flow is strong, and we’re working hard to fulfil the expectations rightly demanded of a new lender seeking a place in a highly competitive market.
“Having the right team in place is critical to our future success which is why I’m delighted to welcome Dena, Andy and Henry to Tuscan Capital.
“They represent an ideal blend of experience and freshness. As a lender that prides itself on combining traditional values with new thinking, I couldn’t ask for a better intake at this time.”