Brightstar Financial has announced the appointment of a new head of commercial finance.
The specialist distributor has promoted Paul Debney (pictured above) to the role as it looks to continue its growth this year.
Paul’s promotion from commercial finance manager comes as Brightstar revealed new heads of buy-to-let and second charge mortgages and unsecured loans.
Jeff List moves from buy-to-let consultant to head up Brightstar’s buy-to-let team, while Darren Perry has been promoted to head of second charge mortgages.
Brightstar now has five department heads:
• Darren Perry – head of second charge mortgages and unsecured loans
• Paul Debney – head of commercial finance
• Jeff List – head of buy-to-let
• Gina Blagden – head of residential mortgages
• Kit Thompson – director of short-term lending.
“It’s always great to be able to promote internally and my new divisional heads have shown they have the expertise, desire and willingness to help me in my quest to drive Brightstar on to even greater things in the second half of the year and beyond,” said Bradley Moore, managing director of Brightstar.
Paul joined Brightstar in December 2015 arriving as an experienced commercial and corporate banker.
He has previously held roles at HSBC and National Australia Bank and is well versed in invoice and asset finance.
Jeff joined Brightstar in July 2013 and has over 18 years of experience in the financial services sector.
He has previously worked as an insurance broker, mortgage adviser, mortgage business development manager and most recently a bank manager.
Jeff’s promotion comes after Brightstar created a new buy-to-let department earlier this year to stay ahead of market and regulatory trends as the sector becomes more specialist.