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Proplend appoints its first chief operating officer



Proplend has appointed Matt Carson as its first chief operating officer (COO).

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Matt has over two decades of experience in commercial real estate lending operations, having served at Morgan Stanley and gained experience in commercial loan servicing at Hatfield Phillips (Situs).

Matt said: “Proplend has established an impressive track record with both investors and borrowers, and after a successful 2018, clearly has big plans for 2019 and beyond.

“I’m excited to be joining at a time of significant growth for Proplend, the tax-free Innovative [Finance] Isa market and the P2P lending industry in general.”

The commercial property finance platform has also appointed Akmal Khan as a BDM.

He joins from Metro Bank, where he was an area business manager.

Before that, he served as a business banking relationship manager at HSBC.

Brian Bartaby, founder and CEO at Proplend, commented: “Akmal will be joining our borrower team with a remit to increase loan origination across the platform, both from our existing borrower and broker base and his own network.

“We’re also delighted to welcome Matt to the team, whose institutional management and operational experience will be invaluable in assisting me guide Proplend through this next stage of sustained growth.”



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