LendInvest has made two new senior hires to its funds business, as the property lender continues its post-IPO recruitment drive.
Omega Poole has been appointed head of capital raising, while Robert Pritchard has joined the company as head of fund management.
Poole previously worked within the debt advisory team at law firm Mishcon de Reya, where she supported clients in sourcing competitive financing terms for their investment and development projects in the UK.
She has more than 18 years experience a financier, real estate corporate finance advisor and lawyer.
In her new role at LendInvest, Poole will be focused on leading capital raising efforts for the existing fund and new fund series going forward.
“Having watched the LendInvest business carve a new niche and become a leading property finance asset manager supporting small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) developers in the UK over the last decade or so, I’m absolutely delighted to have joined the funds team to help continue the development of our successful funds business,” said Poole.
Meanwhile, Pritchard has joined LendInvest from Urban Exposure, where he was chief operating officer and oversaw the company’s restructure and successful return of shareholder capital.
He has more than a decade of experience in roles covering all aspects of the raising, deployment and management of capital within the real estate finance sector. As head of fund management, he will be responsible for driving the growth and performance of LendInvest’s fund management business.
Pritchard said: “I am very pleased to have joined LendInvest during such an exciting time for the company.
“The strength of brand and entrepreneurial spirit at LendInvest positions us well to further expand our fund management business and become one of the leading specialist managers in the UK.”
LendInvest has made a number of new hires since the company went public in July 2021. Last month, Peter Wallis was hired as vice president of technology to lead the company’s recruitment drive and said that the company wants to increase its headcount by a further 50 per cent.