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Tier One Capital grows executive team with key appointments

Tier One Capital is strengthening its executive team with the announcement of two senior appointments. Jess Swindells joins as Managing Director with Brendan O’Grady joining as Director of Corporate Finance.

Joining from North East corporate law firm Muckle LLP, where she was a partner in banking and restructuring, Jess will be responsible for contributing to the overall management and growth strategy at Newcastle-based Tier One Capital.

Jess has advised on some of the North East’s largest corporate deals and takes up her position alongside existing Directors and Tier One Capital founders Stephen Black and Ian McElroy.

She brings vast experience in all aspects of banking and finance, having acted for many major national and international banks, alternative finance providers, charities, local authorities, national governing bodies and corporate borrowers on their finance needs including project managing local, national and international transactions.

Brendan will add his experience to both the direct lending business and the Tier One Capital-operated TOC Property Back Lending Trust. Brendan joins the business from Gentoo Group, where he was the Head of Finance for Gentoo Homes, and the Tax and Treasury Manager for the wider Gentoo Group.

Prior to that, Brendan worked at international Private Equity firm Silverfleet Capital where, for seven years, he had a number of senior finance roles for the investment manager and investment funds, from their London offices. Brendan is a chartered accountant, qualifying in London with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is also an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Jess said: “I am delighted to join the Tier One Capital team at this exciting time of growth for the business. The calibre of the team and the depth of experience in it brings a truly exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to being part of the continued success and expansion of the business.”

Brendan commented “The growth of Tier One Capital and the future plans make the business a very exciting place to work and I am looking forward to contributing to the business’s continued success. The TOC Property Back Lending Trust is an innovative investment vehicle, which is gaining traction and I am look forward to being part of its continued development.”

Stephen Black, Director, said: “We are committed to recruiting only top quality people to enhance our offering and we are delighted with these latest hires. The appointment of Jess and Brendan to the team and the wealth of experience and knowledge they bring is a real reflection of the significant growth at Tier One Capital and the considerable opportunities for the business which lie ahead. ”

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