West One appoints new sales director to drive growth
West One, the specialist bridging lender, has today announced the appointment of Marie Grundy as Sales Director. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the West One team and the appointment will help to further drive growth across all of the business’ lending activities.
Marie has over 20 years’ experience in the mortgage sector, most recently as the Managing Director for second charge lending at master broker, V Loans. Marie was at V Loans for 9 years and worked closely with mortgage intermediaries and networks during this time to offer bespoke second charge and bridging solutions.
Prior to this, Marie was the Head of Sales for second charge lender SPPL. She has previously worked for the Yorkshire Building Society and Accord Mortgages also.
During her time at V Loans, Marie was elected by the Association of Finance Brokers in 2013 onto the board of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries to represent their interests.
Stephen Wasserman, Managing Director of West One said:
“We’re delighted to have Marie on board, bringing not only her extensive knowledge of the industry, but also deep relationships with brokers and master brokers. As a Board member of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries for over 3 years, Marie is a well-recognised and respected figure in the specialist lending industry, and we’re sure she will significantly enhance our business development team, as a continuation of a process we began in 2016.”
Danny Waters, CEO of West One’s parent company, Enra Group, added:
“As our Group looks to expand its lending proposition beyond the market-leading position we have in bridging finance, it’s vital we build our sales capability accordingly. Marie’s appointment is a major step in that direction, and I look forward to her helping us drive our business forward.”