Shawbrook boosts bridging loan offer with two new hires

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Gavin Seaholme Shawbrook Bank

Shawbrook Bank has announced the addition of two new industry specialists as it seeks to further enhance its bridging proposition.

With a combination of over 30 years+ of experience within the finance industry, Shawbrook adds Yochai Zorno and Jack Broadbridge to its team, deepening expertise within this already strong team, and strengthening the bridging proposition.

Yochai Zorno will take the new role of Underwriting Team Manager, leading a team focused on larger and more complex bridging transactions.

Zorno brings a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge to his new role at Shawbrook, with 15 years’ experience at Together Commercial as Underwriting Relationship Manager.

He has a strong background in mandating and providing management and support to underwriting teams, so is set to lead the Shawbrook bridging team to even greater success this year.

Zorno hopes to cement Shawbrook as the lender of choice in this market by delivering a first class service and building on the lenders strong relationships – all underpinned by a highly creative and progressive technology proposition.

Zorno comments:

“Shawbrook has made great leaps in the industry in the last few years, and has big growth ambitions, so I’m delighted to join at such an exciting time.

When speaking to previous colleagues who are already at Shawbrook, they couldn’t speak highly enough of the culture and how they are made to feel like they are part of something special.

This was very important to me when deciding to take on the role and I’m glad to be a part of the team.”

In addition, Shawbrook welcomes Jack Broadbridge who will fill the new role of Bridging Relationship Manager.

With a wealth of experience in the specialist finance l industry spanning over 15 years, Broadbridge hopes to use his expert skills within the bridging industry to strengthen the relationships with brokers and customers.

This new role will see Broadbridge manage loans from application through to redemption with a emphasis on enhancing the end-to-end journey for bridging customers.

Broadbridge adds:

“When I heard the vision of the bank, particularly surrounding bridging, I knew I wanted to be part of achieving its goals.

Building strong relationships with customers is an aspect I have always enjoyed throughout my career and is another reason this particular role appealed to me.

Shawbrook has a fantastic team in both the sales and credit functions, and I believe we are making the right moves to make an already good proposition and excellent one.”

Gavin Seaholme, pictured, Head of Sales at Shawbrook said:

“Over the last few years, Shawbrook has experienced substantial expansion, and we have a lending appetite to match this growing resource.

I’m convinced that the next year at Shawbrook will be another fantastic one as we look to grow even further.

The addition of Yochai and Jack will support the team in achieving our goals and delivering value to our broker partners and their clients.”