23 Sep Mark Williams joins the team as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Risk
We’re thrilled to welcome Mark E. J. Williams to our team as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Credit Risk.
Mark joins us with over 35 years working in finance, having started his career at HSBC in 1984, where he held many and varied roles including personal finance, commercial lending and credit risk, through to his last role in the Private Bank looking after High Net Worth individuals.
Mark furthered his career into the FinTech world of Peer to Peer lending in 2014, initially at RateSetter as Head of Business Credit and Risk, before moving in 2017 to Growth Street as the Risk Director, where he was instrumental as part of the leadership team in tripling the loan book in just under 18 months.
Mark says, “I am delighted to be joining the team as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Credit Risk. As the first regionally focused alternative finance lender to connect institutional funders to SME property developers, I’m looking forward to working as part of this innovative business.
“NEXA’s mission to bring a personal approach and build face-to-face long term relationships with its clients, very much resonates with myself, and I’m excited to be working alongside Brian. Together, I believe we can build a sustainable growing business that both meets the needs of our clients, whilst ensuring that we have the appropriate and correct risk controls in place.”
Mark’s vast experience and exceptional track record as a Senior Risk professional, means he will be responsible for ensuring there is minimal risk to investors where possible, through the use of not only technology and data, but also traditional relationship management. Mark will also work alongside Brian (our Managing Director) and the rest of the board to continue to drive the business forward.
Brian comments, “I’ve known Mark for many years through working in the industry and we are thrilled to welcome him on board. Mark’s impressive knowledge and experience in financial services and risk management means he is a perfect fit for us here at NEXA Finance and demonstrates our commitment to growing NEXA into an established and credible lender within the SME property market.”