Experienced banker, Chris Ibbetson, has joined Reward Finance as a portfolio manager to handle the growing number of deals being generated by the SME funder.
Chris joins from Yorkshire Bank where he spent seven and a half years working within corporate and private banking. Initially he was handling corporate transactions including MBO/MBIs, leverages and PE deals before spending three years as a relationship manager for high net worth individuals.
Speaking about his reasons for joining the company, Chris said,
“I have known the directors at Reward Finance for many years and have always admired the way the company conducts business.
“I am joining a fantastic team and looking forward to getting started and helping customers with their funding needs.
Commenting on the appointment, Gemma Wright commercial director at Reward Finance, said,
“As a responsible lender, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients throughout the funding process. Our portfolio managers are involved in a deal from the early stages to ensure that they fully understand the client and their business and they continue to work closely with them throughout the relationship to monitor progress and provide ongoing support.
“Chris will be a great asset to our team as he not only has a strong financial background, but he is also experienced at building relationships with both personal and commercial customers and I am confident that he will quickly become a valued partner for our new and existing Reward clients.”