CSF expands senior management team

Crystal Specialist Finance (CSF) has expanded its senior management team, with Gareth Shilton joining as a consultant and Kala Sreedharan becoming head of project management.


Shilton has 25 years’ experience in the mortgage and consumer credit markets, during which time he was CEO of Ocean Finance; he will provide direction to the Crystal Group Board on all matters relating to growth strategy.

Sreedharan moves into the newly created role of head of project management having recently provided consultancy services to CSF, and will assume responsibility for transformation and change as part of her remit.

She has held senior roles including director of sales and operations at Mojo Mortgages, and VP of operations at Habito.

Jo Breeden, managing director of CSF, said: “We are resolute in our aim to become the most respected multi-channel distributor in the UK mortgage marketplace, and for this to be achieved we need a senior management team who can help us achieve this goal.

“Our five-year plan has huge emphasis on driving technology innovation in the specialist sector.

“We aim to use data wisely and create best-in-class interaction so every application delivers a positive outcome for our broker partners and their clients.

“I feel incredibly proud that Gareth and Kala, people of such amazing calibre and integrity, are choosing to be part of our journey.”

Shilton added: “I am a huge admirer of Crystal and everything they have done to bring specialist finance into the mainstream.

“The last 12 months has demonstrated that the business is built on extremely solid foundations and the five-year plan is challenging but exciting, it’s time to raise the bar once again.”


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