Meet the team

Your dedicated sales contacts will support you with specialist buy to let and residential cases. Get in touch and they will find the best solution for you.

Internal Business Development Managers

Midlands
Jack Gerasimov

Jack Gerasimov

Senior Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: DE, ST, TF, SY, WV, DY, WR, CV, B, WS, LL, OX, NN, LE, NG.

I work with Keith Jones

South East
Oliver Watts

Oliver Watts

Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: KT, RH, BN, CT, ME, DA, CR, SM, SW, BR, SE, EC, WC, TN.

I work with Paul Ormonde

East
David Wheatley

David Wheatley

Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: LN, PE, NR, IP, CB, SG, AL, CM, CO, SS, LU, MK, E, EN, IG, RM.

I work with Vicky Pearce

North East
Caroline Kirk

Caroline Kirk

Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: YO, HU, DN, DL, TS, DH, SR, NE, S, HG.

I work with Julie Bourne

South Wales and West
Harry Sawdon

Harry Sawdon

Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: CF, NP, GL, SN, BS, BA, SP, DT, BH, SA, HR, LD,TA, EX, TQ, PL, TR.

I work with Sarah Hopkins

South Central
Patrick Ogrigri

Patrick Ogrigri

Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: HP, RG, SL, SO, GU, PO, TW, UB, WD, HA, NW, W, N.

I work with Paul Flude

North West
Lara Montague

Lara Montague

Internal Business Development Manager

Areas: BD, HD, BB, PR, FY, WF, LS, HX, OL, BL, WN, L, WA, CH, CW, SK, M, LA, CA.

I work with Cheryl Power

Midlands
Jack Gerasimov

Jack Gerasimov

Senior Internal Business Development Manager

I joined Foundation Home Loans in 2012 and have worked in a variety of roles since then. I'm a people person and I treat all brokers in the way I would want to be treated myself. We have the same goal and the key to success is to work as a team to make sure the end customer has a five star service. When I’m not working, I dedicate all of my time to my wife and our two beautiful daughters.

Phone: 01344 854 161

Areas: DE, ST, TF, SY, WV, DY, WR, CV, B, WS, LL, OX, NN, LE, NG.

South East
Oliver Watts

Oliver Watts

Internal Business Development Manager

I believe that brokers can feel my enthusiasm to help them with their enquiries. I like to establish early on if the enquiry is one that fits our criteria or not, so as not to waste anyone’s time. When I’m not helping brokers, you will usually find me playing cricket!

Phone: 01344 85 4734

Areas: KT, RH, BN, CT, ME, DA, CR, SM, SW, BR, SE, EC, WC, TN.

East
David Wheatley

David Wheatley

Internal Business Development Manager

I focus on being as transparent as possible with brokers, giving straightforward, honest answers with every interaction. I also feel that putting the customer at the heart of every conversation is imperative. When I’m not on the phone to brokers, I’m usually spending time with my growing family.

Phone: 01344 854 081

Areas: LN, PE, NR, IP, CB, SG, AL, CM, CO, SS, LU, MK, E, EN, IG, RM.

North East
Caroline Kirk

Caroline Kirk

Internal Business Development Manager

Coming from an experienced background within internal business development, but brand new to the finance sector, I still believe the philosophy is the same. It’s about building good relationships through true and genuine conversations, giving reliable, accurate information and keeping expectations realistic. I like to keep busy inside and outside of work; I’m a keen rugby fan and a member of Bracknell Ladies RFU.

 

Phone: 01344 85 4212

Areas: YO, HU, DN, DL, TS, DH, SR, NE, S, HG.

South Wales and West
Harry Sawdon

Harry Sawdon

Internal Business Development Manager

I think brokers want someone on the end of the phone who is transparent, reliable and resourceful, and that’s what I aim to be.  It’s about meeting expectations and ensuring we get the most effective outcome. I recently bought my first house and it was helpful to experience being on the other side of the fence.

Phone: 01344 85 4733

Areas: CF, NP, GL, SN, BS, BA, SP, DT, BH, SA, HR, LD,TA, EX, TQ, PL, TR.

South Central
Patrick Ogrigri

Patrick Ogrigri

Internal Business Development Manager

I establish good relationships with brokers firstly by listening and providing accurate information on our criteria. Even if something is not quite the norm, I do not discount this and will always look to assist them by referring this up the chain if necessary. More importantly I always bring my personality through, I’m sure all my brokers could quite easily identify me in a crowded room from my laugh.

Phone: 01344 854 327

Areas: HP, RG, SL, SO, GU, PO, TW, UB, WD, HA, NW, W, N.

North West
Lara Montague

Lara Montague

Internal Business Development Manager

I establish and maintain a good relationship with brokers by really listening to them so that when I respond, I’m giving them the solution they need, or being upfront and honest if it’s a case we can’t help with. I like to build a rapport with brokers, normally by talking about my sausage dog Billy.

Phone: 01344 85 4744

Areas: BD, HD, BB, PR, FY, WF, LS, HX, OL, BL, WN, L, WA, CH, CW, SK, M, LA, CA.

Regional Account Managers

South Wales and West
Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins

Regional Account Manager

Areas: CF, NP, GL, SN, BS, BA, SP, DT, BH, SA, HR, LD,TA, EX, TQ, PL, TR.

I work with Harry Sawdon

North West
Cheryl Power

Cheryl Power

Regional Account Manager

Areas: BD, HD, BB, PR, FY, WF, LS, HX, OL, BL, WN, L, WA, CH, CW, SK, M, LA, CA.

I work with Caroline Kirk

North East
Julie Bourne

Julie Bourne

Regional Account Manager

Areas: YO, HU, DN, DL, TS, DH, SR, NE, S, HG.

I work with Caroline Kirk

East
Vicky Pearce

Vicky Pearce

Regional Account Manager

Areas: LN, PE, NR, IP, CB, SG, AL, CM, CO, SS, LU, MK, E, EN, IG, RM.

I work with David Wheatley

Midlands
Keith Jones

Keith Jones

Regional Account Manager

Areas: DE, ST, TF, SY, WV, DY, WR, CV, B, WS, LL, OX, NN, LE, NG.

I work with Jack Gerasimov

South Central
Paul Flude

Paul Flude

Regional Account Manager

Areas: HP, RG, SL, SO, GU, PO, TW, UB, WD, HA, NW, W, N.

I work with Patrick Ogrigri

South East
Paul Ormonde

Paul Ormonde

Regional Account Manager

Areas: KT, RH, BN, CT, ME, DA, CR, SM, SW, BR, SE, EC, WC, TN.

I work with Oliver Watts

South Wales and West
Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins

Regional Account Manager

I have worked in Financial Services for 14 years, and joined Foundation Home Loans in 2018 from BM Solutions. I love what I do – I’m really passionate about supporting my broker patch and I am always happy to help as much as I can. When I’m not running around for my brokers, I’m running around for my husband and kids! And happily so, they manage to keep the majority of any spare time occupied.

Phone: 07469859816

Areas: CF, NP, GL, SN, BS, BA, SP, DT, BH, SA, HR, LD,TA, EX, TQ, PL, TR.

North West
Cheryl Power

Cheryl Power

Regional Account Manager

I have worked in the financial services industry for 18 years, with 10 years of that being in sales. Previously I have worked at Friends Provident and Aldermore, before joining Foundation Home Loans in 2017. When I’m not at work, I try to do two gym sessions a week with a personal trainer, which I believe is good for the mind. I also enjoy going walking in Wales.

Phone: 07384255548

Areas: BD, HD, BB, PR, FY, WF, LS, HX, OL, BL, WN, L, WA, CH, CW, SK, M, LA, CA.

North East
Julie Bourne

Julie Bourne

Regional Account Manager

I started working for Nationwide in 1997 and financial services has changed significantly over the last 22 years. For the last 14 years I have worked for Darlington BS in various roles, but more recently as a BDM. I joined Foundation in 2019 and am loving working for a specialist lender. When I’m not working I love spending time with my family.  I also enjoy running, although I’m not very fast it’s a great way to unwind from talking mortgages all day!

Phone: 07384 118 152

Areas: YO, HU, DN, DL, TS, DH, SR, NE, S, HG.

East
Vicky Pearce

Vicky Pearce

Regional Account Manager

I started my career in financial services over 15 years ago at Santander, moving to Aldermore in 2010 and more recently Shawbrook Bank. I have a breadth of experience covering residential, specialist buy to let and commercial lending. When I can fit it in, I’m a Spinning addict and love a fitness class at the gym! I also love eating Chinese so the gym definitely helps there!

Phone: 07967319034

Areas: LN, PE, NR, IP, CB, SG, AL, CM, CO, SS, LU, MK, E, EN, IG, RM.

Midlands
Keith Jones

Keith Jones

Regional Account Manager

I’ve worked in the mortgage and financial services industry for 25 years, previously working for Lloyds Banking Group, Together and The Northview Group. And I’m now proud to represent Foundation. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, sporting events, walking my dogs at the Malvern Hills and I have a keen interest in genealogy.

Phone: 07384 112 818

Areas: DE, ST, TF, SY, WV, DY, WR, CV, B, WS, LL, OX, NN, LE, NG.

South Central
Paul Flude

Paul Flude

Regional Account Manager

I joined Foundation Home Loans in March 2019 after spending the last 20 years in a number of roles in the finance industry including business development roles with Capital Home Loans and Fleet Mortgages, an ideal foundation for my role at Foundation Home Loans. I am also a portfolio landlord and property developer so can understand the requirements of both brokers and their clients. To relax I walk the dog and am a huge F1 fan and classic car enthusiast.

Phone: 07760 558 952

Areas: HP, RG, SL, SO, GU, PO, TW, UB, WD, HA, NW, W, N.

South East
Paul Ormonde

Paul Ormonde

Regional Account Manager

I joined Foundation Home Loans in 2018, having been in the mortgage industry for a long time in a variety of roles. The most recent before Foundation involved looking after two key account partners at the State Bank of India. Outside of work I enjoy watching the almighty Manchester United and spending time with my family.

Phone: 07760558323

Areas: KT, RH, BN, CT, ME, DA, CR, SM, SW, BR, SE, EC, WC, TN.

Management team

National
Mark Whitear

Mark Whitear

Head of Sales

Areas: National

National
Gavin Kyle

Gavin Kyle

Internal Sales Manager

Areas: National

National
Mark Whitear

Mark Whitear

Head of Sales

After 20 years in mainstream banking and being involved in the implementation of chip cards and electronic cash to the UK, I joined the world of specialist lending. I was Key Account Manager and National Distribution Manager at Fleet Mortgages and Kensington, before joining Foundation Home Loans, where I am fortunate to lead the Sales team. I am a bit of a rugby fanatic and also play the drums… both are great ways to unwind from the day-to-day pleasures of the mortgage industry.

Phone: 07384 796 064

Areas: National

National
Gavin Kyle

Gavin Kyle

Internal Sales Manager

I’ve worked in financial services for 18 years and joined Foundation Home Loans in late 2018. I manage a team of Internal BDMs and a Sales Support team. We deal with registrations, new case enquiries and ensuring brokers understand our products and proposition. When I’m not at work, I am flying back and forth to Belfast, where I’m from, visiting friends and family. 

Phone: 0344 770 8032

Areas: National

National Account Managers

National
Annette Tilbury

Annette Tilbury

National Account Manager - Packagers

Areas: National

National
Grant Hendry

Grant Hendry

Head of National Accounts

Areas: National

National
Paula Priest

Paula Priest

National Account Manager - Clubs and Networks

Areas: National

National
Annette Tilbury

Annette Tilbury

National Account Manager - Packagers

I have gained significant experience during my 34 years in the mortgage market. I joined Foundation in 2017 after 23 years in various roles at Capital Home Loans. Prior to that I worked for The Mortgage Corporation in underwriting and was also involved in setting up the Product Switch team. When I am not working I love the gym and to travel. I have become addicted to self-drive safari’s with Kenya, Botswana and South Africa being a few of my favourite spots.

Phone: 07747488202

Areas: National

National
Grant Hendry

Grant Hendry

Head of National Accounts

I have been in the industry for over 16 years with my career starting out at Abbey (Santander). Before joining Foundation Home Loans in 2018, I worked for a number of lenders, from large banks and building societies, to start ups and new fin-tech innovators. I was once upon a time a professional ice hockey player which I blame for my forgetfulness. Now I find myself being a family man where my exercise comes from cheering on my children from the sideline.  

Phone: 07384468121

Areas: National

National
Paula Priest

Paula Priest

National Account Manager - Clubs and Networks

I have worked in sales for 32 years, with 28 of those spent in the financial services industry. I joined Foundation Home Loans in 2018 and manage a panel of networks and key mortgage clubs. My previous position was Head of Sales at The Mortgage Lender and before that I held various positions at Barclays, Nationwide and Birmingham Midshires. I love travelling, yoga and being massaged in my spare time! Listening to talk sport is great while I am travelling around the country with work.

Phone: 07795 336 955

Areas: National

Request a callback