Steve Olejnik has been appointed Managing Director of Mortgages for Business. He takes over from David Whittaker who set up the independent brokerage in 1990.
Steve has more than 20 years of leadership experience in business development within the mortgage and retail banking sectors. His depth of knowledge and his proven ability to build teams of high-performing advisers will be key to the firms’ vision for growth over the next five years.
Commenting on his appointment, David Whittaker said:
“This is a well-earned step-up for Steve who has been my right-hand man for many years now. I trust him implicitly to lead the business through our plans for rapid growth. He has the drive and the diplomacy to deliver!”
Multi-award-winning Steve is a true expert in sourcing finance for property investors having won both Complex Buy to Let Broker of the Year 2017 (British Specialist Lending Awards) and Buy to Let Broker of the Year 2012 (British Mortgage Awards).
Steve joined the Mortgages for Business broker team back in 2002, after 14 years as retail banker with NatWest and a short time as a financial adviser with The Woolwich.
“I’m focused on the task ahead and I’m ready for the challenge.” Said Steve. “The buy to let mortgage market in particular has become more complex in recent years. I’m keen to ensure that we remain at the forefront of helping landlords implement wise financing strategies to run successful portfolios.”
Family man Steve likes to spend his downtime with his wife Mandy and daughter Sophie. He’s also a keen Spurs supporter and an avid horse-racing fan.
Whilst David will no longer be running Mortgages for Business, he remains CEO of the Property Business Group Ltd which owns the brokerage and buy to let lending brand, Keystone Property Finance.
“No, I’m not retiring!” said David. “Last week we moved Keystone into new offices and that’s where I shall be focusing my efforts. We’ve got some exciting developments afoot which I hope to share in the coming weeks.”