Meet the Team

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Kevin Spear
Managing Director

Hi, my name is Kevin Spear – I am the MD at Mortgage Marketplace.

I have over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry and I am as passionate now about giving clients a good outcome as when I started my career in the early nineties.

Over the years I have worked in a variety of senior roles, and now I enjoy developing the client proposition for Mortgage Marketplace. That said advising my clients is where I am happiest. I specialise in Equity Release, Commercial Loans, Buy to Let Portfolio Funding and Residential Mortgages. Giving a service above and beyond expectations is what we all aim for.

I am passionate about the outdoors and enjoy sea kayaking, skiing and hiking with my family, mountain biking and travelling. I am a PADI Divemaster and find nothing more satisfying than helping others access and enjoy the underwater world I have grown to love.

Hi, my name is Kevin Spear – I am the MD at Mortgage Marketplace.

I have over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry and I am as passionate now about giving clients a good outcome as when I started my career in the early nineties.

Over the years I have worked in a variety of senior roles, and now I enjoy developing the client proposition for Mortgage Marketplace. That said advising my clients is where I am happiest. I specialise in Equity Release, Commercial Loans, Buy to Let Portfolio Funding and Residential Mortgages. Giving a service above and beyond expectations is what we all aim for.

I am passionate about the outdoors and enjoy sea kayaking, skiing and hiking with my family, mountain biking and travelling. I am a PADI Divemaster and find nothing more satisfying than helping others access and enjoy the underwater world I have grown to love.

Darryl Workman
Mortgage & Equity Release Adviser

Hi, I’m Darryl. I have worked in the financial services industry for 20 years, primarily in the mortgage sector. When advising on any type of mortgage, I always have the customer at the forefront of my mind, so when I am searching for where to place their mortgage, it is always about what’s best for the client. I am always open and honest about options and will give as much information as possible to allow clients to make an informed choice.

Outside of work, I live with my partner and 4 children. I coach a youth football team and enjoy watching them learn and grow as players, helping them to develop their team working and social skills. I enjoy watching sport and have a passion for cooking and trying out new recipes.

Olga Holden
Compliance Officer

Hi, I’m Olga. I have worked in the finance sector for 15 years, during which time I have performed a variety of roles for lenders and broker firms. This varied experience has helped me shape my understanding of the challenges facing consumers trying to navigate the ever-changing landscape of mortgage lending. It has also consolidated my commitment to upholding the regulatory regime, with emphasis on positive customer experience, fair outcomes, transparency and sustainability, leading me to pursue a career in Risk and Compliance.

Outside of work, I am married and a mum to a bright little girl, as well as the proud human to a Springer Spaniel and a slightly overweight cat. I enjoy cooking, painting and spending time with my family. I am passionate about yoga and am keen reader of science fiction.

Tracey Williams
Assistant to the Director

Hi, my name is Tracey. I have worked within the Financial Services industry for over 20 years in a variety of roles including marketing, management and product design.

Since moving to Mortgage Marketplace, I have been able to get back to talking directly to clients, something which I really enjoy. I always want to help wherever I can and endeavour to do the best for our customers.

Outside of work, I am married and have two young children, so my weekends are taken up with football matches and dance lessons currently! I enjoy running, spending time with my family and a good catch up with friends over coffee.

David Atkinson
Mortgage & Equity Release Adviser

Hi, I’m Dave. You might be buying your first, new or forever home, or maybe you are re-mortgaging and need help on your journey to being mortgage free. Are you purchasing a Buy-to-Let, expanding your portfolio, working towards financial freedom? I am here to help.

A new mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitment you will ever make. I will take you step-by-step along the way. Using my expertise, knowledge and contacts I will help you wade through the jargon, tick the lenders boxes, secure the mortgage and most importantly provide you with the support you need. I’ll lose sleep so you don’t have to.

As a new home-owner I spend the majority of my free time redecorating, renovating and getting lost in B&Q. When I’m not navigating my way through DIY purgatory I’ll be spending time with my partner Emily, playing with our kittens and watching the Mighty Boys in Red conquer England, Europe & the world.

Esther Field
Mortgage & Equity Release Adviser

Hi, I’m Esther. I have been in the mortgage industry for 7 years, working both for the lender and as an advisor. My speciality is Equity Release, of which I have spent the past 5 years, releasing funds for a wonderful variety of reasons, one buying their daughter a place of her own, another to buy a camper van and go travelling.

My favourite thing about what I do is the satisfaction I bring to my clients, customer care is at the forefront at everything I stand for, and no task is too much.

On a more personal note, I have two wonderful children that I love taking for days out, woodland walks and soft play madness! In my spare time I enjoy experimenting with cooking, binging on a good boxset and having a go at a massive crossword. I find myself to be quite competitive, especially with my partner, and we find ourselves betting the chores for little challenges. We spent several hours one night playing monopoly over and over to see who had to do the waking night with our baby.

Harry White
Mortgage & Equity Release Adviser

Hi, I’m Harry. I have 8 years’ experience in financial services and in particular the mortgage industry. A constant over that period has been making the customer journey smooth, stress free and with a positive outcome.

Over those years I have worked in various roles. I get my passion and enjoyment in the role when advising clients across the whole range of mortgages – from residential and buy to let, to commercial and equity release.

Outside of work I play football frequently, enjoy going to the gym and being active in general. I am a keen traveller and always enjoy visiting new places. So far Melbourne is the place to beat!

Caroline Heale
Mortgage & Equity Release Adviser

Hi, I’m Caroline. I have 18 years’ experience in Financial Services specialising in Mortgage Advice and Protection. I believe in being open and honest and will always strive to find the best mortgage option for you; my aim being to make your mortgage experience as smooth and stress free as possible, keeping you updated at all stages of the process.

I have wide ranging experience including helping First Time Buyers, Next Time Buyers and Buying to Let, Remortgaging and extra borrowing for home improvements and debt consolidation, Sub Prime lending and Bridging Finance and will always have your best interests at the forefront of everything I do.

Outside of work I live with my husband, Dave. We both love the outdoors, and long country or seaside walks with a picnic are often on the agenda when we both have the same day off. The long walks in turn compensate for my love of baking (I’m no Mary Berry but I’m surprised my husband is still as slim as he is!) and visits to the diverse food establishments that Bristol has to offer (a particular favourite is the street food on offer down at Cargo on the Harbourside). I am also a keen traveller and will be off to a far-flung place as soon as we are allowed.

Alex Nash
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Hi, my name is Alex. I have over 8 years of experience in
the Financial Services industry.

I like to get to know my clients and get a good
understanding of what their needs are. I am straight up with the information I
give my clients and I focus on ensuring the whole process from initial enquiry,
to getting them over the line and securing their new mortgage, goes smoothly
and stress free. Delivering exceptional customer service is always at the
forefront of my mind and I always look at opportunities to go the extra mile
for my clients.

Outside of work I am married with two young daughters who keep me very busy!

If I am not at the park or playing dolls with the girls then I do try and get a bit of time for my other passion, which is watching Aston Villa play. I enjoy running, which has included completing some 10K runs and the Cheltenham Half Marathon to raise money for some excellent charities, such as St Mungo’s and Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Rick Joyce
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

I’m straight forward, slightly alternative (tattooed, jewellery wearing) and will never been seen in a plain suit or shirt. I also have an ever-growing selection of colourful shoes that include one highlighter yellow pair!

Born in New Zealand and having also lived in Australia might explain a few things!

Like my colleagues, I can advise on property finance – from Bridging to HMOs and BTLs in personal or company names, to your standard and not-so standard residential mortgages. Plus, first time buyers and landlords to portfolios of all shapes and sizes.

I tailor my service to you, as getting a mortgage can be the biggest and scariest decision some may make – myself and the team here can help ease that worry.

So there are no silly questions, and I will always make time to ensure you have a full understanding.

At home I am an aspiring author and a better half that somehow puts up with my bad jokes and random bits of useless knowledge.

I also have two dogs, Waffles and Biscuit that keep us on our toes and entertained. They are the excuse we use to have a country stroll and find a nearby pub.

Naseem Akhtar
Mortgage Administrator

Hi, my name is Naseem. I have worked in the financial services industry for the last 8 years.

I love working with my advisers to help our customers achieve their dreams, whether it’s helping them to buy their first dream house, starting a buy-to-let portfolio, or equity release helping them to make things easier for themselves or their family. My aim is to work with our clients to make the mortgage journey as smooth and sleek as possible and achieve the outcome they want.

Outside of work, my husband and I love the outdoors so on most weekends we plan to go on hikes and long walks. We love to travel. Other than that I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

Joanne Beale
Mortgage Administrator

Hi I’m Jo. I have worked in accounts and customer services for 20 years and I’m currently enjoying learning about mortgages in more detail.

Outside of work I enjoy live music, socialising, exploring Bristol and spending time with my pets.

Liam Spear
Head of Marketing & Infrastructure

Hi, I’m Liam. I develop solutions to the business’ software and IT needs and manage our marketing to make as many of you lovely people as possible aware of our fantastic service.

My background is in Product Design, so I have a keen eye for detail and enjoy exploring the user experience and research & development side of any project.

In both my professional and home life I am a self-confessed (and proud) geek. I enjoy tinkering with and building computers, attempting to improve my carpentry or playing PC games.

You can also find me smiling ear to ear at the front of a live music gig, riding mountain bikes at Ashton Court or exploring some of the incredible food Bristol has to offer (I’m looking at you, Bravas!) Bristol quickly became home for me when I moved here for university in 2014, and I look forward to many more happy years in this great city.

Oana Salomie
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Hello, my name is Oana. I am an experienced mortgage broker always excited to build client relationships – I really enjoy making people happy. A mortgage isn’t just about borrowing money, it’s about realising an aspiration, whether it’s helping families get the dream home, first time buyers getting on the property ladder, or investing in buy to let properties or commercials, it is such a rewarding feeling. Apart from finding my clients the best solution, I have one main goal when it comes to arranging mortgages and protection products for my clients, and that is to remove as much stress from them as possible. When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my family and friends.

Emanuel Danga
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Hi. I’m Emanuel, an experienced Mortgage and Protection Advisor helping clients to achieve their dreams. Seeing people purchase their dream homes and getting to know my clients properly is such an amazing feeling. No two days are ever the same in this line of work and that is what I love the most!

Outside work I have three children – two boys and a girl – keeping me busy 90% of the time! As an ex-rugby player, rugby will always remain the passion of my live and I’m lucky enough to help coach a youth rugby team in my spare time. I enjoy watching sports, cooking and catch up with my friends when I get a chance.

Diana Danga
Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Hi, I’m Diana. My role as an adviser means I can help and advise clients of all levels, in both residential and buy to let mortgages. Central to the advice process is my understanding of clients and their particular unique situation. My communication skills provide me with the foundation to create and maintain strong professional relationships with clients. I get to know my clients quite well during the course of a mortgage and life insurance application and understand their requirements to help them secure the best possible solution to achieve their goals. Integrity in business is incredibly important to me and I will always go the extra mile to ensure the house buying process is a less stressful experience for my clients. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and friends.

Madalina Cotiga
Mortgage Administrator

My name is Madalina, a dedicated Mortgage Administrator working with advisers to help customers with the process of purchasing all kinds of properties.  I am always there to help and could spend 24 hours a day working just to see clients happy!  Every single day is different but that is what makes this job more challenging and rewarding. When I am not working I love spending time with my kids and being surrounded by family and friends.