OUR FINANCE BROKERS
Adrian has a wealth of experience built up over 25 years, across careers at Barclays, NatWest and latterly Metro Bank. He is well-versed in all areas of commercial real estate finance.
In addition to the commercial and residential investment sectors, Adrian has a particular interest in trading businesses and an excellent understanding of what a lender looks for when assessing a commercial enterprise.
Adrian has been an asset to the team at PIA since he joined in March 2017.
Andrew has over 10 years’ banking experience within a major high street bank; advising on mortgages and protection products. For the last three years of those, Andrew managed and developed his own team of advisers.
Andrew has been with PIA Financial Group since its inception and has recently accepted the position of Associate Director within the firm. He prides himself on his customer relationships and is focused on business development.
Dean has 15 years of experience across several sectors of banking, including investment banking, mortgages and commercial real estate finance. It is the latter that he has made his specialism, having worked for HSBC and Bank of Cyprus UK, where he doubled his lending portfolio in his first year as a Relationship Manager.
He is the longest serving member of the PIA team, having joined the business in 2010. In that time he has helped a myriad of clients complete a broad range of real estate loans, both in terms of the amount being borrowed and the level of complexity involved. He has a reputation for being unwavering in his resolve to get a deal over the line.
Demi started his banking career in 1998 at the Bank of Cyprus UK, helping the bank grow its loan book before joining Metro Bank in January 2012 as one of its first 500 employees.
Initially in Real Estate, he grew his team and portfolio to over £1bn of lending. Later and as one of the directors, Demi then personally delivered lending of over £300m and expanded the team significantly by the end of 2017. He consistently exceeded expectations during his time there.
Demi is very much a people person with strong relationship skills; he builds loyalty with ease and delivers his customers’ finance needs in a timely manner.
Emilia has over 30 years’ experience in various fields within the financial services industry. This includes domestic, treasury and mortgages in major high street banks before becoming Account Director at a prominent financial services provider.
Emilia has been with PIA Financial Group since inception and has excelled on behalf of our high net worth client base and in her relationships with private banks alike.
Gitesh is an experienced real estate finance specialist, having worked for NatWest/RBS Group for over 20 years. Previous roles include corporate, commercial and retail lending across various sectors.
He brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to the PIA team and has a proven track record in developing relationships, helping clients meet their business goals and ultimately delivering results.
Gitesh has a wealth of connections throughout the industry and can assist with all real estate finance requirements, whilst specialising in complex development finance transactions.
Paul has been an industry-leading mortgage broker for over 15 years. He started out working for one of the largest independent estate agencies in London before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser.
Prior to bringing PIA Financial Group into the regulated market, Paul ran his own successful mortgage company for a number of years.
Paul is Director of the residential mortgage team and is responsible for onboarding, training, compliance, business development and supervision.
Vincent is owner and Director of PIA Financial Group. He started his career at NatWest, where he discovered a specialism for development finance. After eight years and multiple awards for outstanding achievements, he was head-hunted by a merchant bank and proceeded to help double the bank’s lending loan book within two short years.
In 2008 Vincent decided to leave banking and set up PIA Consultants. He fast became one of the most respected and award-winning introducers of business to the industry.
With over 20 years’ experience in finance, Vincent remains focused on driving PIA Financial Group forward. He continues to structure the most complex of finance propositions for his portfolio of loyal clients.
Warren started out in the sales team of a market-leading financial publishing and analytics company, before starting a successful sales career in the City. He consistently exceeded targets and expectations across several roles, latterly as Account Manager for multi-million pound accounts on behalf of a global shipping company.
Warren has been with PIA Financial Group from day one and has recently accepted the role of Associate Director; seamlessly working across our residential and commercial customer base. He has an excellent eye for detail and a can-do approach which motivates colleagues and clients alike.
Zumi is an experienced banking professional who started his career in 1994. He has built up a wealth of experience across a variety of roles including branch management, corporate lending and latterly secured real estate finance.
Zumi prides himself on being customer-focused and delivering solutions in line with need. He meticulously assesses and presents clients’ financial affairs; consistently delivering favourable outcomes.
An asset to the PIA team, Zumi has strong professional industry relationships that help to exact the results he achieves in this sector.
Ryan is our newest Associate, working predominantly within our residential team. He has already gained a vast amount of knowledge, going the extra mile and looking to build lasting relationships with our client base, first time buyers and buy-to-let landlords alike.
Ryan graduated with a degree in Business at the University of Kent before securing a role in procurement with a leading UK food distributor.
We are delighted that Ryan has decided to break into the world of finance and it’s clear his enthusiasm will be the catalyst for his success.
Following a successful career with NatWest Banking Group spanning over 30 years, Hash kindly agreed to join PIA as Head of Administration in 2017.
He facilitates the ongoing monitoring of all the residential and commercial regulatory matters, ensuring files and reports are copacetic. His eye for detail is exemplary and his pragmatic and warm approach keeps us all in line with the minimum of disruption.
Prior to joining the PIA team Lydia has been dedicated to youth work; using music as a means of promoting social interaction, development of skills and charitable engagement.
Lydia is PA to the Directors and the first port of call for new enquiries into the Group. She ensures the smooth operation of the day to day matters including scheduling, embracing new industry contacts and in-house data management as well as hospitality and coordination of charity events.
PIA Financial Group is made up of a team of skilled brokers able to help you with all of your finance needs. The team is comprised of ex-bankers who have an in-depth understanding of how lenders prefer propositions to be introduced.
Our team is well-known in the finance sector for our meticulous execution for both clients and lenders alike. Our associates are well-versed in commercial matters and will gladly assist you in an approachable and professional manner.