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Meet the Team

Our highly experienced team have all spent many years in the specialist lending sector helping introducers and their clients to secure funding. They are an expert, supportive and helpful team that delivers the kind of high quality service you would expect from people who have been in the business for so long.

With this expertise comes a high level of service for every introducer, every enquiry, every client and every case. The team will even make sure we visit every site and discuss the project with the client to better structure each transaction. We are passionate about property and would welcome the opportunity to show you the Roma Finance way of delivering bridging finance.

Scott Marshall
Managing Director

Scott has worked in financial services for over 15 years, having built up extensive experience in property lending, development finance and bridging loans. His roles included 3 years in Corporate Finance for Arthur Andersen in Manchester and more recently, he was the Credit & Risk Director at Lancashire Mortgage Corporation, part of Jerrold Holdings, before establishing Roma Finance in 2008. An expert in specialist lending, he has engineered Roma’s credit policy and processes. Scott is married with 3 children and his main interests include table tennis, squash and walking.

Lorraine Hart
Senior Underwriter

Lorraine has 19 years in the finance industry with roles at unsecured and secured lender Beneficial Finance and as a branch manager for both the Co-operative Bank and Secured Trust Bank.

Her experience includes Customer and Client Relationship Management, Business Development, Audit, Compliance and Underwriting.

On her role, Lorraine comments: “I am very passionate about building key introducer relationships, and that I give the best service possible to them and their clients. It’s important to help make the bridging finance process as easy as possible to help grow the business.”

In her spare time Lorraine enjoys spending time with her daughter and going to the gym.

Melanie Morris
PA & Project Manager

Melanie is a qualified Lean Six Sigma transactional Black Belt and is very adept at managing projects to develop streamlined systems and processes that add value to our broker and customer experience.

She has over 10 years’ experience within financial services, having previously worked for Yorkshire Building Society as a Customer Adviser, Lancashire County Council as a Project Officer and PA & Project Manager to the Operations Director at Together.

Melanie is married with 2 children and these take up a lot of her spare time!

Tina Parry

Tina joined from Horwich Farrelly Solicitors where she worked for 7 years in the anti-fraud team looking into personal injury claims. Tina is a highly capable administrator and provides an excellent support role for the Roma Finance team and its introducers.

Tina spends her spare time taking part in activities to help raise funds for multiple charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research and Rainbow House. Most recently she has taken part in the Manchester Shine Event which was a 24 mile midnight walk and has also completed a midnight hike on Ben Nevis.

Nick Reason
Customer Services

Nick brings 20 years of experience working in Credit and Collections to his role at Roma finance with an emphasis on Customer Services. He has worked in many business sectors such as pharmaceuticals and construction and sees his role at Roma as being very different from what he is used to  “At Roma, we place a large emphasis on treating the customer fairly and ensuring that it’s a positive relationship on both sides”.

Outside of work, Nick plays the guitar and spends his other spare time with his two young children.

David Watkins

David has over 13 years’ experience in the finance industry with roles in NatWest Private Banking and as an Assistant Manager in Nationwide Building Society’s Commercial Property Division.

His blue chip experience includes closed bridging loans and self-build loans, managing a portfolio of distressed loans and structuring new commercial property loans.

In his spare time David enjoys walking and canoeing. He recently completed his British Canoeing’s Loch Awe challenge raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. As a qualified canoeing coach he also spends time teaching canoeing at local Scout Groups.

Jenny Gillies
Underwriting Assistant

Jenny has extensive experience in Administration and helping to run busy offices. She provides logistical support for the Roma Finance Head Office and BDM teams.

Jenny plays an important role in ensuring efficient working practices and always has a positive attitude in the way she completes work.

In her spare time Jenny enjoys baking, spending time with family and friends and the creative arts.

Simon Micklethwaite

Simon was previously at HSBC for 18 years in senior roles including working in UK commercial banking committed to providing excellent customer service to enable clients to grow their business and providing structured financial solutions to facilitate the funding requirements via trade loans, and invoice finance facilities.

T: 07471 035 534
E: simon.micklethwaite@romafinance.co.uk
Daniel Hill
Bridging Sales Specialist

Daniel previously worked as an underwriter with Scott at Lancashire Mortgage Corporation. He has a broad knowledge of the bridging market which he applies to his role, working cases from initial application through to completion, ensuring clients complete their applications as quickly as possible.

Over the last couple of years, Daniel has brought on and developed relationships with some of the UK’s largest packagers. Daniel prides himself on being available to clients and introducers around the clock, always being on hand to offer help and focuses on providing clients with a high quality service.

Daniel says: “Every situation is different and has to be made to work for the client. We are specialists and can use our knowledge of the market to help clients, tailoring our lending to fit their requirements. We want to build lasting relationships; helping clients to make a success of their property investment is a great way do this. Outside work, Daniel enjoys football and going to the gym.

T: 0791 323 6879
E: daniel.hill@romafinance.co.uk