Octane Capital adds further fuel to an industry leading senior team
Octane Capital, the fast-growing, third generation, buy-to-let, bridging, and development exit lender, has hired a heavyweight as its head of key accounts and internal sales.
Richard Keen joins Octane Capital this week and will focus on developing the internal sales and specialist buy-to-let BDM teams, both of which will report to him.
Richard’s background in property finance is extensive, spanning 25 years, and he joins Octane Capital from his previous role at Precise Mortgages where he worked for eight years as their head of specialist sales Support.
Mark Posniak, managing director at Octane Capital, says: “As we expand our vision as the UK’s first third generation lender to a bigger audience, Richard’s experience and his existing relationships will stand Octane Capital in great stead to develop our internal sales and the specialist buy-to-let business development teams further.
His brief is to increase our depth of network and in particular to widen our mortgage club reach as we rapidly look to achieve our second billion pounds in funds lent in the next 18 months.”
Richard Keen, new head of key accounts and Internal Sales commented: “Octane Capital are the new breed of real estate funder and I have been determined to align with such a business ever since the shape of lending started to change. Hence my excitement to be joining one of the leaders in the space at this stage of their growth journey.
Agility, transparency and speed of capital deployed are the key considerations for customers now and I’m really looking forward to helping our teams cement existing relationships, while also introduce us to new ones as we expand our third generation offering much wider. Our goals are huge but entirely achievable given our unique offering.”
Richard will report into Octane Capital’s sales director, Liam Lawlor, who added: “We’re excited to put Richard to work and there’s no doubt that his industry experience, existing contacts, ambitious nature and entrepreneurial spirit will see him quickly become a vital cog in an already well oiled machine.”