CONTACT OUR BRIDGING TEAM
- BRIDGING FINANCE
- REBRIDGING FINANCE
- AUCTION FINANCE
- COMMERCIAL FINANCE
CONTACT OUR DEVELOPMENT TEAM
- DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
- LIGHT REFURBISHMENT
- MEDIUM REFURBISHMENT
- HEAVY REFURBISHMENT
OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our Senior Management Team have considerable experience in providing an efficient, quick and accurate service. They understand the requirements of all our Investors and Borrowers to ensure that vital funding and information for each individual loan is available, exactly when it is needed.
Andrew Lazare is the Managing Director of Mint Bridging. His last business was sold for over £7m. Andrew is one of the youngest ever people to have run a publicly listed company.
Since then Andrew has focused his attention on the bridging finance sector. His drive and dedication has seen him win several prestigious awards, including the Special Contribution & Young Property Professional Awards by North West Business Insider Magazine, and Entrepreneur of the Year by EN Magazine.
Paul Wertheim is a founding Director at Mint. Prior to joining us he held a senior operations role at a law firm which specialises in bridging finance origination and securitisation. This experience gives Paul a unique perspective on bridging and provides Mint with a valuable competitive advantage.
Born into a family of successful property investors, Paul has been personally involved in the property investment market for over thirty years. His experience ranges from simple buy-to-let transactions to more complicated commercial investments.
He is Mint’s ‘go to guy’ for that extra touch of industry wisdom.
Richard Showman is our Head of Lending. Richard joined us in 2015 and has a long history in the short-term finance sector; as long ago as 2004 he worked at a rival bridging lender as Head of Underwriting. Richard is a qualified chartered surveyor and has extensive experience in commercial property.
Richard’s experience and his property sector knowledge (including Landlord & Tenant and general property law) ensures that Mint can fully underwrite the widest possible selection of loans. Today, he shares his knowledge, experience, and passion for lending, with our team of underwriters.
Sinead Moynihan is Mint’s Head of Sales. Prior to joining us in 2016, she worked for over a decade in business development and the property industry. Her varied experiences include having worked as a property consultant in Dubai, and as a senior manager at an insolvency solutions firm (where she managed over 65 staff and headed up the call centre).
Sinead’s role is central to the development of our business. Her team is the first point of contact for many of our enquiries and if you phone in with a new enquiry you will speak to one of her team, where you can be sure of a friendly and helpful welcome.
Andrea Naylor, was previously at Goldentree for five years, where she was part of the legal team. She has 26 years of experience in the property sector, working in-house for national housebuilders and international private practice.
Andrea is part of a management restructuring, with the recent announcement of promoting Head of Underwriting Richard Showman to the newly created role of Head of Lending. This role provides Andrea an opportunity to take a more strategic position in the business, which includes development work with Mint’s lawyers, valuers and quantity surveyors, alongside provision of additional support for funders.
Mark is a director of MB (Syndicates) Limited, our syndicated lending business. He was a trader for over 20 years at Salomon Brothers and JP Morgan.
Mark was co-founder of West One Loans and grew the loan book from inception to over £100m generating over £3m pa EBITDA. The business was subsequently acquired by Enterprise Finance in 2014.
Mark has sat on the ASTL Executive Committee and is a high profile figure head in the UK’s bridging industry and he is an avid private equity investor.
Darren is an accountant who has spent his career to date working as a Finance Director predominantly with fast growing companies in a range of business sectors in the UK and overseas. He is an experienced and commercially-minded advisor to entrepreneurial and growing businesses. He has been working with Mint since 2018.
Karen Shepherd manages our Operations. Having worked in the financial sector for over 30 years, Karen has managed large scale banking operations with up to 250 staff, driving efficiencies to improve operational performance and customer service. Having been an Underwriter for what was the UKs second largest Building Society and also a rival specialist lender, Karen has a wealth of mortgage knowledge and experience.
OUR PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT TEAM
Our Portfolio Management Team project manage our loan book, working with our clients to achieve their project timescales and bring completions in on time, ensuring Mint Bridging delivers the best customer service in the bridging and development finance sector.
Peter Howarth is Mint’s Credit Risk Manager. Pete joined us in 2017 following a 35-year career providing finance in the SME sector via one of the UK’s largest banks. His last role there was as Relationship Director for commercial real-estate.
Pete’s role at Mint is varied and broad. He sits on our Credit Committee and is involved in day to day lending decision making. He also has responsibility for overseeing our valuation panel and the development of the policies which allow us to lend in a structured and consistent manner.
Iain Davidson is one of Mint’s Portfolio Managers. Iain joined us in 2018 and is a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years’ experience in housebuilding and residential construction. He previously served as Sales & Marketing Director and Managing Director in plc divisions and development Companies.
Iain’s role within our Portfolio Management Department is liaison with our borrowers to ensure timely delivery of projects and redemption of loans. In addition, he works closely with our sales team and underwriters in the early appraisal of development and refurbishment opportunities, identifying cost, construction and sales risks.
OUR FINANCE TEAM
Our Finance Team have considerable experience in providing an efficient, quick and accurate service.
OUR IT, PR & MARKETING TEAM
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