Knowledge Bank has appointed Shane Chawatama as sales director, to spearhead the fintech firm’s excitinggrowth plans.
Chawatama joins the digital criteria platform from multiple award-winning brokerage Dynamo, formerly known as the Buy to Let Business. He joined when the business had only single digit staff numbers andplayed a pivotal role in building the business. He spent eleven successful years in mortgage sales, most recently as sales manager leading a high performing team.
The addition of Chawatama follows a string of recent recruits including chief executive office assistant Emma-Louise Ogilvie, business support Emma Stilwell, telephone business development manager Shayne Marugah and machine learning engineer Akanksha Agarwal. The business also hired Laura Smith as sales and marketing manager, and Hannah Betton as business support earlier this year.
Knowledge Bank has experienced continual sharp growth since launching in 2017. Its latest surge of hires forms part of the company’s expansion following the acquisition of a significant shareholding by serial entrepreneur Ying Tan last December. As part of its exciting roadmap, it is launching new product lines with game changing technology using data and AI to help both lenders and brokers.
Knowledge Bank’s founder and chief executive Nicola Firth says: “Shane brings a great wealth of experienceand energy to the role, and we are delighted to have him on board at this crucial time. His appointment plays a key role in our ambitious expansion plan. 2022 has been a huge year for Knowledge Bank but 2023 is set to be bigger and better, as we continue to grow the team and revolutionise our platform further.
“We live and breathe innovation and, with added drivers in the seat, we will be able to deliver more ways to help brokers and lenders. With the unique market we find ourselves in today, now more than ever, we can utilise what we have built and captured to push boundaries even further within the mortgage fintech space. It’s a very exciting time for Knowledge Bank.”