Brightstar Financial has recruited Mark Hollands as national account manager.
His role is to develop new opportunities and further strengthen the relationships with their networks, clubs and brokerage firms.
Hollands (pictured) has 25 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, having previously held roles at Yorkshire Building Society, Bank of Ireland Mortgages and TSB.
He has also worked as a mortgage broker and was most recently national account manager at Sainsburys for Intermediaries.
Bradley Moore, managing director at Brightstar Financial, said: “This is another big appointment for Brightstar. Mark joins us with a wealth of experience and importantly has done the job of mortgage broker himself.
“Mark will work alongside our partners to make sure their brokers are able to identify and assist more clients who can benefit from an expert approach to specialist lending.”
Hollands added: “I have spent much of my career working in the mainstream market, but it’s clear to see that specialist lending is now becoming the norm for many brokers, the sector is growing and it is a dynamic and exciting place to be.
“I’m really excited to join Brightstar where the culture is unrivalled by anyone else in the industry and this was an important factor in my choice – you only have to look to The Sunday Times Best Small Company to work for award that it won to see this is an environment that takes business development very seriously.”