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Meet the Cynergy Business Finance team

Ted Winterton

Managing Director

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Ted has over 25 years’ experience of ABL lending in senior and Board positions. As a commercially astute leader who is focused on creating long term value for clients, colleagues and intermediaries alike he creates imaginative solutions and fosters a culture of excellence which results in outstanding client relationships and sustainable growth. He studied Business Studies at Sheffield University and Said Business School, Oxford University and is a keen cyclist and runner having completed the London, New York and Edinburgh marathons.

Ted Winterton, MANAGING DIRECTOR, Cynergy Business Finance. Pictured Standing

Dave Golding

Managing Director

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Dave has over 25 years of corporate bank and non-bank ABL experience across senior and Board level roles. He has a passion for developing vibrant, talented and diverse teams of people, who can quickly and successfully deliver the best, most competitive, positive results for customers and intermediaries. He has a degree in Economics and Accountancy, studied at Liverpool University and the University of Central Lancashire. He is also a keen Liverpool FC fan, enjoys playing golf and would love to compete on The Great British Bake Off.

Dan Golding (profile picture), Managing Director

Dan Burton

Executive Director

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Dan has 15 years’ experience of leading teams in structuring an array of complex and demanding client lending situations across a broad mix of business sectors, often involving close collaboration with turnaround professionals and corporate advisors. He has a Business degree from Liverpool University, is a keen traveller and loves the outdoors, in particular trips to the Lake District.

Dan Burton (profile picture), Executive Director

Paul Fraser

Executive Director

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Paul has 20 years' experience in commercial and corporate lending, working closely with accountants, advisors, intermediaries and private equity. He has considerable depth of expertise with businesses trading internationally, the construction sector and M&A transactions. He has Finance degrees from Edinburgh University and Manchester University and is ACIB qualified. He has two young children, tries to play golf and football and loves holidaying in the USA, South Africa and across the UK.

Paul Fraser (profile picture), Executive Director

Mark Simpson

Risk and Operations Director

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Mark has over 20 years of experience working in Operations and Risk roles across a number of Bank and independent Asset Based Lenders. He has held portfolio responsibility managing high performing teams for the last 10 years. A Business Studies graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, managing his youngest daughter’s football team (which Cynergy Business Finance sponsors!), watching and playing various ball sports and attending music gigs and festivals.

Mark Simpson (profile picture), Risk and Operations Director

Maxine Hennessy

Corporate Sales Director

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Maxine has over 30 years' experience in commercial and corporate lending. ACIB qualified, she moved from High St. banking into the independent ABL market 15 years ago where she could be more creative in structuring solutions for businesses. She works with a broad range of professionals from corporate advisors to turnaround specialists, reflecting her skillset and experience in dealing with businesses wherever they may be along their ‘journey’. A ‘seasoned’ festival goer, Maxine has 2 teenagers, one just starting University, studying medicine, the other at a music college, aspiring to be a rock star!

Mazine Hennessy (profile picture), Corporate Sales Director

Daniel Monksfield

Corporate Sales Director

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Danny has worked in the asset-based lending industry for over 10 years, across both client management and deal origination roles. He has extensive experience in structuring complex, multi-asset lending facilities across the M&A, restructuring and turnaround markets, frequently working closely with professional intermediaries and advisors. Danny holds a degree in Finance and Economics from Lancaster University, and in his spare time can typically be found on either a golf course, or a long walk with his Labrador.

Daniel Monksfield (profile picture), Corporate Sales Director

Luke Fitzsimmons

Corporate Sales Director

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Luke has been working in the financial services sector for 15 years specialising in structuring working capital solutions to SME’s around the UK with extensive experience in turnaround scenarios and M&A transactions. Through facilities such as receivable financing, trade finance, inventory and plant and machinery funding he has worked with an array of advisors, intermediaries and private equity lenders to support clients. Luke enjoys traveling and is also an Everton FC season ticket holder and keen golfer.

Luke Fitzsimmons (profile picture), Corporate Sales Director

Benjamin Pittam

Corporate Sales Director

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Ben is a trained accountant and since moving in to the industry from practice has built up considerable experience in commercial and corporate lending on both the risk and now the origination side of the industry. He works closely with accountants, advisors and intermediaries to structure invoice discounting and asset based lending facilities supporting working capital and M&A transactions. He is happily married with two daughters and in his spare time Ben likes to keep fit and is a keen rugby and football fan, continuing to think there is “one more season” in him but the ageing body states otherwise.

Benjamin Pittam, Corporate Sales Director, Cynergy Business Finance.

Sarah Harrison

Corporate Sales Manager

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Sarah Harrison, CORPORATE SALES MANAGER, Cynergy Business Finance. Pictured Standing

Hannah Crow

Corporate Sales Manager

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Hannah has several years’ experience within the financial services industry during her time as a senior commercial finance manager. She has a wealth of knowledge across a variety of working capital and asset-based lending solutions and works closely with a broad range of accountants, advisors, and other intermediaries to structure innovative solutions for customers across various sectors. During her time as an introducer, she gained a deep understanding of the full commercial lending market across high street banks and independent providers. At weekends she enjoys keeping fit, going for long walks and travelling.

Hannah Crow (profile picture), Corporate Sales Manager

Brad Shackleton

Corporate Sales Manager

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Brad Shackleton (profile picture), Corporate Sales Manager

Jeremy Glaze

Corporate Sales Associate

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Jeremy Glaze (profile picture), Corporate Sales Associate

Nicole Wadmore

Corporate Sales Associate

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Nicole Wadmore (profile picture), Corporate Sales Associate

Reilly O'Dowd

Corporate Sales Associate

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Reilly O'Dowd (profile picture), Corporate Sales Associate

Kathy Hartley

Business Manager

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Kathy Hartley (profile picture), Business Manager

Aisha Iqbal

Sales Administrator

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Aisha Iqbal (profile picture), Sales Administrator

Jordan Austin

Corporate Sales Associate

Jordan Austin (profile picture), Corporate Sales Associate

Lorraine Udale

Head of Portfolio Management

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Lorraine has worked in the ABL industry for 30 years, she has comprehensive experience in Relationship, Operations, and Risk Management. Lorraine is responsible for ensuring best-in-market customer service, allied with prudent risk management controls within the CBF operations team. In her spare time Lorraine is an avid Boxing & Man Utd fan. Her passions include Travel, and Theatre.

Lorraine Udale (profile picture), Head of Portfolio Management

Steve Chambers

Head of Compliance Risk

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Steve has worked in Branch banking, Corporate banking and Asset Based Lending for over 25 years. He has experience of structuring and underwriting a wide variety of lending products to ensure they meet the needs of the borrower and the funder equally. As a frustrated mechanic, he spends his spare time maintaining a couple of modern classic vehicles, is an avid reader and has a love for holidaying in South Africa.

Steve Chambers (profile picture), Head of Compliance Risk

Matthew Stanton

Head of Finance

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Matty has worked in the ABL industry for 8 years since graduating with a Masters in Finance. A previous winner of UK Finances top diploma student through experience in New Business & Operations. Now an accountant with a diverse skillset across the various finance functions to ensure maximum shareholder value. Outside of work he can usually be found rambling, competing in club tennis or open water swimming.

Matthew Stanton (profile picture), Head of Finance

Lisa Cleaver

Business Improvement Consultant

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Lisa Cleaver (profile picture), Business Improvement Consultant

James John

Senior Risk and Support Manager

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James has worked in ABL for over 15 years and has benefited from a full spectrum of roles across the industry during that time. James has a passion in supporting SME’s by tailoring solutions that help support growth or navigate risk and in his spare time, James is a keen walker and is also a huge fan of football.

James John (profile picture), Senior Risk and Support Manager

Ian Smith

Corporate Relationship Manager

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Ian Smith (profile picture), Corporate Relationship Manager

Christine Daly

Commercial Relationship Manager

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Christine Daly (profile picture), Commercial Relationship Manager

David Pelham

Commercial Relationship Manager

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David Pelham (profile picture), Commercial Relationship Manager

Kristina Circus

Relationship Manager

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Kristina has over 25 years’ experience with independent Asset Based Lenders. Having initially joined the industry as a Financial Controller, she moved into Operational management roles and for the last 15 years has worked as a Relationship Manager, where she has gained extensive experience across many industries and sectors, whilst developing strong relationships with her clients. Kristina enjoys travelling and spending time with her teenage daughter, who just enjoys spending!

Kristina Circus, RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, Cynergy Business Finance. Pictured standing

Mark Wilson

Relationship Manager

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Mark is an experienced Relationship Manager with over 25 years working for both bank and independent Asset Based Lenders. Having graduated from Bradford University with a degree in Economics, Mark is based in the East Midlands with a love of golf and snowboarding.

Mark Wilson RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, Cynergy Business Finance. Pictured standing

Alex English

Relationship Manager

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Alex has worked within the Financial Services industry for over a decade both spanning across the both High Street Banks & the independent market. With experience in traditional ABL products alongside more modern fintech products in recent years, Alex has supported a multitude of Clients across many different industries helping them access the funding required to fulfil their ambitions. An avid rugby player in his spare time and often heard chatting about his beloved Newcastle United in the office.

Alex English (profile picture), Relationship Manager

Martin Wong

Senior Relationship Executive

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Martin Wong (profile picture), Senior Relationship Executive

Robert Shaw

Senior Client Executive

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Robert Shaw (profile picture), Senior Client Executive

Imogen Clowes

Client Executive

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Imogen Clowes (profile picture), Client Executive

Bethanie Winterbottom

Client Executive

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Bethany Winterbottom (profile picture), Client Executive

Leancia Donaldson

Client Administrator

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Leancia Donaldson (profile picture), Client Administrator

Nathaniel Higgins

Client Administrator

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Nathaniel Higgins (profile picture), Client Administrator

Sandy Saidu

Collections Manager

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Sandy Saidu (profile picture), Collections Manager

Carl Moll

Audit Manager

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Carl Moll (profile picture), Audit Manager

Harrison Steele

Take On Coordinator

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Harrison Steele (profile picture), Take On Coordinator

James Willis

Senior Reconciliation Executive

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James Willis (profile picture), Senior Reconciliation Executive

Steven Lawrance

Reconciliation Executive

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Steven Lawrance, RECONCILIATION EXECUTIVE, Cynergy Business Finance. Pictured standing

Ethan Barbero

Reconciliation Executive

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Ethan Barbero (profile picture), Reconciliation Executive

Andrew Krauza

Head of Block Discounting

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Andy has over 38 years of branch/corporate bank and non-bank asset finance experience, of which 25 years have been held in senior positions in Asset Finance, Block Discounting, Syndications and Receivables market. Customer focused and thrives on building capable teams to deliver great results. He is a keen Manchester City supporter has 4 daughters and tries to play golf.

Andrew Krauza (profile picture), Head of Block Discounting

Adam Ellerton

Block Discounting Manager

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Adam Ellerton BLOCK DISCOUNTING MANAGER, Cynergy Business Finance. Pictured standing

Suzanne Hatchett

Block Discounting Executive

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Suzanne Hatchett (profile picture), Block Discounting Executive

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