Stonebridge Group has appointed a new head of recruitment.
Hayley Stansfield (pictured) takes up the new position at the mortgage and insurance network with immediate effect and will be working with the group’s existing recruitment team to increase both the number of new appointed representative (AR) firms and adviser numbers.
As head of recruitment, she will report to Stonebridge’s business development director, Lesley Sharkey, and also be responsible for increasing the group’s directly-regulated customer base while ensuring greater product penetration under Stonebridge Genus, the group’s directly authorised proposition.
Stansfield has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, with her most recent position being regional recruitment director for Openwork. Prior to this she spent over 12 years in a number of recruitment and business development roles at Sesame Bankhall Group.
During her career she has also worked for a number of other mortgage and financial adviser networks as well as the Chelsea Building Society.
Sharkey said: “As we grow the group, it’s vitally important that we have a strong recruitment division who can espouse the many benefits that Stonebridge can offer advisers. We’re very pleased to bring Hayley on board; she has a great deal of experience within the network market and a proven track record in recruitment and business development.
“We are confident she’ll be a real asset to the business and will help grow adviser numbers and activity levels as we seek to hit our ambitious targets for this year and beyond.”
Stansfield added: “’m delighted to be joining Stonebridge Group at an unparalleled point in the group’s strategic development. Significant investment and resource is being placed into the business right across the piece and it is my job to outline what a comprehensive proposition we have here with choice and flexibility at the heart of the offering.
“Any firm or adviser looking at their current options in the advice market should consider what Stonebridge has to offer, and feel free to contact either myself or any member of the recruitment team to see how we can make this happen.”