Steve Olejnik has been appointed managing director of Mortgages for Business.
He takes over from David Whittaker, who set up the brokerage back in 1990.
Olejnik (pictured) has more than 20 years of leadership experience in business development within the mortgage and retail banking sectors. He joined the Mortgages for Business broker team back in 2002, after 14 years as retail banker with NatWest and a short time as a financial adviser with The Woolwich.
Whittaker said: “This is a well-earned step-up for Steve who has been my right-hand man for many years now. I trust him implicitly to lead the business through our plans for rapid growth. He has the drive and the diplomacy to deliver.”
Olejnik added: “I’m focused on the task ahead and I’m ready for the challenge.
“The buy-to-let mortgage market in particular has become more complex in recent years. I’m keen to ensure that we remain at the forefront of helping landlords implement wise financing strategies to run successful portfolios.”
Whittaker remains CEO of the Property Business Group Ltd which owns the brokerage and buy-to-let lending brand, Keystone Property Finance.
He said: “No, I’m not retiring. Last week we moved Keystone into new offices and that’s where I shall be focusing my efforts. We’ve got some exciting developments afoot which I hope to share in the coming weeks.”