BlueZest is a lending company, with technology at our core, that is on a mission to modernise lending. We’re working hard to reinvent the end-to-end secured lending process making access to funds pain-free through the use of modern technologies and innovative solutions, with a vision to deliver a new mortgage within 60 minutes.
BlueZest’s highly experienced management team is a perfect marriage of lending specialists and technology experts. With a combined mortgage lending experience of well over 100 years, our team has oodles of financial services and technology experience and all believe that putting the customer at the forefront of decisions is the right way forward.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris is responsible for the strategic and day to day direction of BlueZest.
With over 20 years of experience in exploiting credit and marketing data, Chris brings extensive experience of the automation of mortgage application processing and customer management. Chris was a founding partner at IRP (purchased by BlueZest). He is a Chartered Systems Engineer.
Chief Technology Officer
John leads, develops, builds and manages all of our websites, systems and IT. He ensures the application process is tip-top for our customers.
He has 30 years of experience building and delivering credit risk and fraud decision making capabilities to lenders. John co-founded IRP (purchased by BlueZest), helping both lenders and credit bureaus to develop and enhance their data and decision capabilities.
Director of Funding
Robert ensures we have access to the right funding to provide great products and cost effective mortgages to our customers.
A founding member of BlueZest who manages its subsidiary, BlueZest Funding Limited. Rob entered banking in 1999 and developed a strong expertise in funding and refinancing of mortgage assets at Morgan Stanley, Bear Stearns and Investec Bank.
Chief Risk Officer
Simon ensures we make the right decisions in the right way when it comes to credit risk and that we work with our customers responsibly.
He was Mortgage Risk Director and Deputy Chief Credit Officer at Santander. Previously Simon was Credit & Risk Director at Alliance & Leicester. He established his credit risk analytics expertise at Experian as UK Consultancy Services Director. He has an MA from Oxford.
Director of Risk & Compliance
Sue uses her regulatory and governance experience to ensure we always do things the right way for our customers.
She has worked in financial services for over 25 years in a legal, compliance or risk capacity. She has held Director level and FCA approved positions, has extensive experience of lending, outsourcing, and governance.
BlueZest’s founding investors have been responsible for the establishment of mortgage lenders and the leadership of mortgage funding divisions at major banks over the last 25 years.
Steve is an experienced investor in financial services and mortgage lending, having been an investor and board member of Pepper Home Loans during their successful UK launch.
Jonathan was a senior executive at companies such as Bankers Trust, UBS, Bear Stearns, Rabobank, JP Morgan, Solent Capital Partners. He was an investor and board member of Pepper Home Loans during their successful UK launch.
Andy brings his experience as a senior executive at several leading banks and mortgage companies including Investec, Kensington Mortgages, Rooftop Mortgages, Bear Stearns, NatWest.
Mark brings his experience in the structured finance market where he was a senior executive at companies like Blackstone, Harbourmaster Capital, Bear Stearns, ABN AMRO, NatWest.
Jayne is responsible for overseeing our underwriting teams, managing our HR and delivering great customer service through all of our operations, processes and service delivery.
She brings over 20 years of operations management experience, including 15 years in the mortgage businesses of Alliance & Leicester and Santander. She is also an experienced Buy to Let investor and landlord.
Lead Solutions Developer
Darren leads our development team, creating innovative solutions that are changing the mortgage industry.
Oliver holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Web Design and works with the rest of the BlueZest development team to create innovative solutions to real-world business and underwriting problems.