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Careers at Connect | Revealing 3 Astounding Senior Hires

Connect for Intermediaries

Careers at Connect


We are thrilled to share the exciting news in our Careers at Connect update. Career at Connect | Great News: Connect for Intermediaries Appoints Jane Benjamin | 2021. Building on our previous announcement, we proudly declare another significant milestone in our company’s journey.

Liz Syms, the Chief Executive Officer at Connect for Intermediaries, recently welcomed three accomplished professionals. They have been appointed to key senior positions within the organisation. This strategic move is set to enhance the company’s leadership team and drive forward its mission of excellence in the mortgage network and intermediaries sector.

Opportunities for careers at Connect are available in two distinctive avenues. Firstly, individuals can forge their professional paths within the mortgage network as Appointed Representatives (ARs). Secondly, a dedicated workforce cultivates and nurtures these career trajectories.

Career development at Connect for Intermediaries is dynamic. Ambitious professionals can shape their destinies as Appointed Representatives within the specialised mortgage network. Additionally, a committed team fosters an environment conducive to career flourishing. This dual approach sets Connect for Intermediaries apart. It underscores its commitment to providing a unique and thriving space for individual growth and collective success.

Careers at Connect | Alan Baldwin, Adrian Boxhall & Jim Selley

The additions bring expertise and fresh perspectives, strengthening Connect for Intermediaries’ commitment to innovation and growth. This expansion reflects Liz Syms’ dedication to building a dynamic workforce, positioning the company for success in intermediary services.
Alan Baldwin
Alan Baldwin, Director of Compliance
Adrian Boxhall
Adrian Boxhall, Director of Operations

Alan Baldwin, previously at Masthaven, is now our director of compliance. He will oversee compliance teams, lead AR supervision, and implement Consumer Duty papers. His experience makes him invaluable to our leadership team.

In a strategic move, Adrian Boxhall, formerly with Shawbrook, will join us in mid-January as director of operations. He will optimise the mortgage application process and focus on specialist lending and commercial markets. Adrian’s arrival is crucial as we enhance efficiency and excellence.

Additionally, we are delighted to announce Jim Selley’s promotion to training director. This highlights our commitment to empowering advisers with essential knowledge and professionalism for their growth in 2023. Jim’s new role will support advisers in expanding their expertise and capabilities.

Jim Selley
Jim Selley, Director of Training

Jim Selley remarked, “Having joined Connect just a year ago, we’ve updated and enhanced the training program for our new Academy members. I’m excited to continue this work and provide more support for our experienced ARs to help them grow their businesses.”

“Despite questions about market conditions, we felt it was vital to strengthen these business areas. This will enable us to deliver on our ambitious growth plans.”

Liz Syms, owner of Connect, commented: “These great new appointments complete our plan for a strong leadership team in 2023. Despite concerns about market conditions, we felt it was important to strengthen these business areas. This ensures we can deliver on our ambitious growth plans.

Liz Syms
Liz Syms, CEO and Founder of Connect

As a mortgage network that fosters growth and careers at Connect, these hires play a positive role. They are pivotal in expanding the mortgage network. Connect focuses on assisting mortgage advisors at various career stages. This includes newly qualified professionals, seasoned experts, and individuals transitioning from DAs or ARs into the Connect network.

Connect’s mission goes beyond mere facilitation. Connect aims to create a seamless platform where mortgage advisors can thrive. Whether you’re a novice or an expert mortgage broker, this is true. Careers at Connect offer new opportunities and make sense for all levels.”

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