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  • Simply Team
ABOUT US MEET THE TEAM
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Mike Randall
CEO

Mike Randall

CEO

Mike Randall has over 30 years’ experience in the asset finance sector, having held many senior positions. In 2017 he founded Simply, with a vision to attract the best people and work as one team to help customers and brokers secure the funding they need.

Believing there is an opportunity to challenge the current industry status quo, Mike is focused on recreating the customer experience by challenging current standards. He is also passionate about encouraging cross-sector collaboration which will help all small and medium enterprises across the UK grow and prosper.

Mike is a director of the Leasing Foundation, with a focus on innovation and actively developing young talent.

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Ylva Oertengren
COO

Ylva Oertengren

COO

Ylva is a lawyer by trade with over 15 years’ experience in the financial services sector across Europe and Asia Pacific. She has vast experience in building and managing business operations.

After working in several different functions and organisations, being able to build a company from scratch and get it right from the very beginning is a dream come true for Ylva.  By combining new technology with the best teams, she aims to create a platform which will drive innovation and deliver a superior customer experience, ultimately allowing people’s ambitions and ideas become a reality.

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Simply Team Smt Stefan Wolvaardt Chief Financial Officer Stefan Wolvaardt Chief Financial Hover
Stefan Wolvaardt
CFO

Stefan Wolvaardt

CFO

Stef is a qualified accountant and contributes significant and varied experience from his 15-year career in financial services to Simply. He has a degree in econometrics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

For a long time, Stefan has recognised that the current banking/funding model had to change to prioritise SMEs so that they can grow and flourish. By being part of the entrepreneurial team that founded Simply, he has been able to build a bridge from the funders to enable the success of UK entrepreneurs.

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John Wiles
SALES DIRECTOR

John Wiles

SALES DIRECTOR

Responsible for Simply’s sales force, John has over 21 years’ experience in the asset finance industry, in both direct and broker markets.

Because John is passionate about creating a seamless, easy and pleasant end-to-end experience for both customers and brokers alike, he has successfully built a team out of some of the best people in the industry. They are real people that speak your language.

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Brian Dhenin
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Brian Dhenin

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Brian has been in the financial services industry for over 40 years and during that time he has developed specialist knowledge in SME sectors such as manufacturing, print and engineering. Early retirement was an option before Simply was founded but he realised that joining the team was an opportunity too good to miss and hasn’t looked back since!

Brian fervently believes in the power of team work, particularly with brokers, because it is vital that providers and intermediaries form a mutually beneficial relationship to meet customer needs.

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Roumena Goscomb
GENERAL COUNSEL

Roumena Goscomb

GENERAL COUNSEL

Roumena Goscomb is general counsel at Simply, overseeing all legal and hr matters. She previously worked as legal counsel at a number of institutions, after starting out and spending the first ten years of her career at Slaughter and May.

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Richard Chadwick
CRO

Richard Chadwick

CRO

Richard Chadwick is chief risk officer at Simply, after seven years at Close Brothers, most recently as commercial head of underwriting. Prior to that, Richard spent eight years at PwC where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

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Andy Beard
AREA SALES MANAGER

Andy Beard

AREA SALES MANAGER

Andy has worked in the asset finance sector on the south coast since 1995 and thrives in providing a personal and informative service to many long-term small to medium-size businesses. He’s a family man with four children and lives in Hampshire, ideally placed to serve the local business community.

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Andy Dunt
BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Andy Dunt

BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Andy started his asset finance journey in 2005, working at both ING Lease UK Ltd and Aldermore before he joined Simply. In his spare time, he is a keen golfer, footballer and he is also a keen Crystal Palace fan.

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Alan Sheahan
HEAD OF GOVERNANCE

Alan Sheahan

HEAD OF GOVERNANCE
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Alexandra McWilliams
BROKER SUPPORT SUPERVISOR

Alexandra McWilliams

BROKER SUPPORT SUPERVISOR
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Amrit Malhi
DELIVERY MANAGER

Amrit Malhi

DELIVERY MANAGER
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Andrew Trimmer
HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

Andrew Trimmer

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY
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Ashvin Ramu
ASSISTANT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

Ashvin Ramu

ASSISTANT FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT
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Barry Joughin
BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Barry Joughin

BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Barry has worked in the financial sector since 1985 – employed across a number of finance companies and banks and also operating his own finance brokerage – building many long-term relationships in that time. He is a Liverpool supporter and also enjoys playing squash and golf.

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Cecil Doherty
AREA SALES MANAGER

Cecil Doherty

AREA SALES MANAGER

Cecil is an experienced company director in the construction and leisure industries. Prior to Simply, he worked at another funder for seven years and before that spent 20 years as a teacher. Outside of work, Cecil is a keen golfer and an avid Liverpool fan.

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Chantal Heckford
HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Chantal Heckford

HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
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Charlotte Downing
SALES SUPPORT MANAGER

Charlotte Downing

SALES SUPPORT MANAGER
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Chris Etherington
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Chris Etherington

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Chris has been in the asset finance sector in and around Yorkshire since 1995, working with many small to medium-sized business across all sectors. He thrives in providing a personal and informative service to his customers. He is a family man with three children and lives near Sheffield, ideally placed to serve the local business community.

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Conor Teague
AREA SALES MANAGER

Conor Teague

AREA SALES MANAGER

Based in the North West of England, Conor combines the ability to provide knowledge and understanding with his expertise in assisting and enabling businesses to grow. Having worked as an operator himself, he understands the complexities of running a small business and believes in providing a professional yet personal approach. He is here to help SMEs achieve their potential.

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Daniel Palhao
BUSINESS AND SYSTEMS ANALYST

Daniel Palhao

BUSINESS AND SYSTEMS ANALYST
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Dave McCormack
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Dave McCormack

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Dave has spent 28 years in the finance industry and specialises in the transport and engineering sectors. Based in the North West of England, he is dedicated to providing fast responses and innovative finance solutions to his customers. In his spare time, you can find Dave fishing, shooting and playing golf.

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Edward Luff
PAYOUT CO-ORDINATOR

Edward Luff

PAYOUT CO-ORDINATOR
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Gary Coburn
HEAD OF SALES, NORTHERN IRELAND

Gary Coburn

HEAD OF SALES, NORTHERN IRELAND

Gary has 20 years’ industry experience and joins Simply after nine years at Close Brothers Asset Finance where he was responsible for the Northern Ireland Asset Finance sales team. Gary is fully tuned into the funding needs of local small and medium-sized enterprises in the region, and knows there is a growing demand for SME finance. He has full responsibility for Simply’s offering in Northern Ireland and is keen to provide flexile terms and excellent service to his customers. Gary is keen traveller and mountain biker.

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Garry Platten
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Garry Platten

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Garry has over 35 years’ experience in the transport industry and has gained a wealth of knowledge from driving and selling trucks, as well as selling new and used plant and equipment. He is even a qualified transport manager and a CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence holder. Well-respected in the industry, Garry is always happy to help and offer advice when businesses are purchasing any type of equipment. When he is not out visiting customers, he enjoys spending time with his family in Norfolk, live music and playing in his blues band.

 

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Georgia Perry
CUSTOMER SERVICES

Georgia Perry

CUSTOMER SERVICES
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Geraldine Bradley
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

Geraldine Bradley

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT
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Gil Cubells
NATIONAL BROKER MANAGER

Gil Cubells

NATIONAL BROKER MANAGER
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Greg Freeman
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Greg Freeman

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
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Gulshan Khan
AREA SALES MANAGER

Gulshan Khan

AREA SALES MANAGER

Gulshan has worked in business in finance for over ten years and has a wide range of experience, including dealing with new start-ups to high net worth, well established businesses. Based in Yorkshire, she thrives on providing a personal service to her customers.   When she isn’t spending time with family and friends, Gulshan enjoys taking part in charitable causes.

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Jake Willmott
SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Jake Willmott

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
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James Waterson
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

James Waterson

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

James has 28 years’ experience in the finance industry and has helped many Scottish businesses throughout his career, providing knowledge and innovative value-add solutions across various sectors and asset classes. James also focuses on specialist finance, such as renewable and alternative energy investments for Scottish farms, estates and SME business owners utilising technologies such as wind, biomass, solar and waste to energy projects.

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Jeremy Spooner
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Jeremy Spooner

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
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Joanna Myers
FUNDER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Joanna Myers

FUNDER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
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Josephine Omoya
COLLECTIONS ADVISOR

Josephine Omoya

COLLECTIONS ADVISOR
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Katie Bakewell
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Katie Bakewell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
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Katie Moriarty
PAYOUT SUPERVISOR

Katie Moriarty

PAYOUT SUPERVISOR
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Katie Winterbottom
SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Katie Winterbottom

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
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Kelly Walker
HEAD OF FINANCE

Kelly Walker

HEAD OF FINANCE
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Louise Simmonds
AREA SALES MANAGER

Louise Simmonds

AREA SALES MANAGER

Based in Surrey, Louise has over eight years’ experience in the asset finance industry and has become a specialist in the transport, construction and recycling sectors. The highlight of her job is being able to help SMEs start from scratch and be a part of the business growth and development. When not at work, you can find Louise in the gym, enjoying a glass of wine and more recently, playing golf.

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Lynsey Garoghan
PAYOUT CO-ORDINATOR

Lynsey Garoghan

PAYOUT CO-ORDINATOR
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Maddy Pooley
BROKER SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Maddy Pooley

BROKER SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
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Michael Creatura
TECHNOLOGY SERVICE ANALYST

Michael Creatura

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE ANALYST
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Michael Tyler
BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Michael Tyler

BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Michael has worked in asset finance for 4 years, supporting brokers and introducers in the Midlands, as well looking after agricultural broker relationships.  He’s based in West Berkshire and enjoys canoeing, paddle-boarding and sailing.

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Mike King
COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Mike King

COMMERCIAL MANAGER
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Mike Roper
AREA SALES MANAGER

Mike Roper

AREA SALES MANAGER

Mike started his asset finance career in 2010, and for the past eight years he has gained expert knowledge in the materials handling sector, covering the whole of the UK.  Mike has successfully developed relationships with a network of suppliers, providing them with finance options for their end-users, and is keen to continue to develop and expand this network.

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Neil Garner
HEAD OF COLLECTIONS

Neil Garner

HEAD OF COLLECTIONS
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Nicholas Bilney
UNDERWRITER

Nicholas Bilney

UNDERWRITER
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Nicholas Eagle
ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Nicholas Eagle

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
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Nikki Lines
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Nikki Lines

HEAD OF OPERATIONS
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Patricia Carmichael
BUSINESS MANAGER

Patricia Carmichael

BUSINESS MANAGER

Patricia has worked in the banking industry for 16 years, and specifically in the asset finance space for nine of them. She loves to spend time with her family and is a box set aficionado.

 

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Paul Morrison
AREA SALES MANAGER

Paul Morrison

AREA SALES MANAGER
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Penny Dee
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Penny Dee

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Penny has spent almost 30 years working in the finance industry and has become the ultimate specialist in the construction, recycling and transport sectors. Having experienced every financial scenario imaginable, her vast knowledge enables her to provide an enviable service to customers. Her sole aim when working is to provide first class service and nothing makes her happier than receiving customer referrals. When not working, who would have guessed that Penny loves anything ‘zombie’ from watching The Walking Dead to attending Film and Comic Cons. She is also a fanatical Sheffield Wednesday supporter.

 

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Raj Aggarwal
SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Raj Aggarwal

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
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Rebecca Sealey
PAYOUTS CO-ORDINATOR

Rebecca Sealey

PAYOUTS CO-ORDINATOR
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Richard Stone
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Richard Stone

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Based in Surrey, Richard has worked in the asset finance industry for over 15 years and in that time has become a specialist in the transport industry. Richard concentrates mainly on trucks, trailers, coaches and volumetric mixer trucks. The highlight of his job is helping businesses grow and supporting them in both good and bad times. When not at work, Richard loves spending time with his twin boys and is an avid rugby fan.

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Richard Happer
AREA SALES MANAGER

Richard Happer

AREA SALES MANAGER

Based in the North West of England, Richard specialises in the construction and recycling sector and excels in giving the best service to customers. When not working, he enjoys Judo, rock climbing and rugby.

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Richard Tungate-Thorn
UNDERWRITER

Richard Tungate-Thorn

UNDERWRITER
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Rob Atkinson
AREA SALES MANAGER

Rob Atkinson

AREA SALES MANAGER

Rob has worked in the asset finance sector in the Midlands and North West since 1982 and thrives on providing a personal and informative service to many small and medium-sized businesses. He’s a family man with three children and lives in Alsager, ideally placed to serve the local business community.

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Robyn Glenny
HR ADMINISTRATOR

Robyn Glenny

HR ADMINISTRATOR
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Ross Pickburn
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Ross Pickburn

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Ross has over 14 years’ experience in asset finance and six years in the motor trade. He has helped fund many Scottish firms – both new start businesses and those that require refinance of assets for equity release. His expertise is wide-ranging with specialist knowledge of the transport, construction, and agricultural sectors in Scotland.

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Sebastian Rodriguez
GOVERANCE AND COMPLIANCE ANALYST

Sebastian Rodriguez

GOVERANCE AND COMPLIANCE ANALYST
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Selma Cavalic
HEAD OF CREDIT RISK

Selma Cavalic

HEAD OF CREDIT RISK
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Steve Farago
UNDERWRITER

Steve Farago

UNDERWRITER
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Tanzena Islam
COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Tanzena Islam

COMPLIANCE OFFICER
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Tayler Baumber
AREA SALES MANAGER

Tayler Baumber

AREA SALES MANAGER

Prior to joining Simply, Tayler worked at Metro Bank. During his time in the Metro Bank asset finance division, he thrived providing proposal, payouts and customer service support to SMEs and brokers and was nominated for the Leasing World ‘next generation award’. Outside of work, Tayler is a big Chelsea fan, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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Tim Day
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Tim Day

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
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Tom Gallagher
SALES SUPPORT SUPERVISOR

Tom Gallagher

SALES SUPPORT SUPERVISOR
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Tomas Romeiro
DATA ANALYST

Tomas Romeiro

DATA ANALYST
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Tony Neill
AREA SALES MANAGER

Tony Neill

AREA SALES MANAGER

Tony has over 34 years’ banking experience, spanning four different providers.   In the summer of 2018, he decided to take early retirement but has now decided to join Simply on a flexible part-time basis. He spends his free time with his three grandchildren and playing golf.

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Vijay Velji
UNDERWRITER

Vijay Velji

UNDERWRITER
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Willem Van Zyl
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Willem Van Zyl

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Willem started his career in the banking industry 21 years ago, when he joined African Bank in South Africa as national broker manager. In 2002, he relocated to the UK and gained exposure to the asset finance industry, working for BNP Paribas and Close Brothers Asset Finance. Willem has extensive experience, is passionate about client service and is proud to have been able to help a number of sole traders become successful companies. When not working, downtime is usually spent with family and friends. Willem also spends time his family, visiting new places on their motorcycles. He also follows the F1 Championship, Moto GP, superbike races and is a huge rugby fan.

 

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William Devine
BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

William Devine

BROKER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Since joining Simply, William has worked closely with our Scottish broker partners to demonstrate our commercial appetite for business in Scotland and our commitment to be a supportive funding partner for their valued SME customers. William has spent the last 17 years in the leasing, rental and asset finance space, working for a number of hard asset funders and brokers.

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Zinzan Taylor
SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE

Zinzan Taylor

SALES SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
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