Martin Gilsenan

Iron Bridge appoints Martin Gilsenan to main board of directors

Iron Bridge Finance has appointed Martin Gilsenan (pictured above) to its main board of directors as managing director-sales.


Martin joined the London-based mezzanine lender as director of sales in July 2017, after holding the role of sales director at Fortwell Capital – formerly Omni Capital Partners – from 2011 until 2017.

In his new position, Martin will report functionally to chairman and CEO Lance Joseph and has principal responsibility for the oversight, implementation and direction of the group’s sales and relationships strategies.

As a director, he will also assume the fiduciary and corporate governance responsibilities commensurate with his new position.

“I would like to thank Lance and my fellow directors for this opportunity and for the faith they have placed in me,” said Martin.

“Being part of a strong, experienced and committed team such as we have at Iron Bridge is what makes getting up each morning worthwhile. 

“My aim now is to continue to work closely with our senior lending partners and introducers in order to support developers throughout 2019 and beyond.”

Lance added that the positive impact Martin had made since joining the business had been “considerable”. 

“His appointment as a director of the company is not only thoroughly well-deserved, but reflects the incisive contribution he has made to the business.”

Since 2006, the Iron Bridge team has been investing its own funds in mezzanine and top-up finance on multi-unit residential development schemes across England and Wales.

The lender’s mezzanine funding aims to offer substantial savings compared to alternative finance structures.

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