Meet the Team

Get in touch today to discuss the most suitable mortgage option for you.

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 a family man, married with four children – two grown up – two growing up fast. 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.

Tanya Angelova
Financial Director

My name is Tanya. My professional background has come from Property Portfolio Management, both in my home country of Bulgaria and here in the UK.

In recent years, my interest in Accountancy and Tax Planning has become my passion, and I formed my own practice in 2014. I joined the Board of Directors here at Mortgage Marketplace in July of 2020.

The client journey with Mortgage Marketplace is the first consideration in everything we do and as a member of the management team, I am committed to delivering value added service.

Outside of work, I am married with two children and love spending time with my family, entertaining, having time with friends, travelling and reading. I have a passion for studying and developing my professional and personal knowledge.

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 and 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 and 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 and 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!

Darryl Workman
Mortgage and 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.

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.

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.

Alex Nash
Mortgage and 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 Mungos and Teenage Cancer Trust. 

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.

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.

Liam Spear
Business Development and Marketing Consultant

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.