Business lender Conister Finance & Leasing has appointed Marcus Gregory as executive director.
Gregory has more than 20 years’ experience working within the asset finance and commercial loans sector, having co-founded a privately owned leasing brokerage in 2007, Bluestar Leasing (Bluestar) whose core business is working within the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) marketplace.
Gregory, who will remian as a director at Bluestar, was instrumental in the brokerage’s growth in revenue from £2m in 2007 to £14m in April 2019, when the company was acquired by Conister’s parent company, AIM-listed Manx Financial Group.
As executive director he will lead Conister’s broker division, with his core responsibilities including the planning and delivery of the firm’s strategy in the UK market, including growing the number of introducers the firm works with, developing its loanbook and managing the company through Covid.
“On behalf of Conister’s board and the Manx Financial Group, I am delighted to welcome Marcus as our new executive director,” said Douglas Grant, director of Conister.
“As we continue to grow the business together with Marcus’s experience in building a sustainable loanbook, I am sure we will achieve our ambitions to become one of the leading providers of asset finance and corporate loans.
“Marcus is highly regarded within the SME broker origination market, which will definitely help us to deliver upon our ambitious growth plans and long-term strategy.”