Reto Finance management team has been chosen for their experience and ability at the benefit of our customers and to ensure the future growth of the company.
Chief Executive Officer
Adam set up Shawbrook International Limited in 2016 and then in 2019 Reto was created from a buyout of the Shawbrook business . Prior to this, Adam spent 7 years building and managing a specialist lending business for an established Bank, after working for 10 years as a Management Consultant where he worked across all areas of Financial Services.
Adam is an experienced business leader with a strong focus on specialist lending in the Consumer and SME space. He holds an MA in Leadership from Exeter University, where he also mentors first year undergraduates.
A resident in Jersey, Adam juggles work with a busy family life and trying to keep fit!
Head of Business Development
Robbie joined the business in 2017 after having had 15 years of experience in the Banking and Finance sector. Robbie has worked across a range of Financial Services businesses but primarily within the Real Estate sector where he has worked with customers to acquire, develop and refinance both residential and commercial property.
At Reto Finance, Robbie heads up our Business Development team and specialises in Real Estate funding, Asset Finance and lending to SME’s. An experienced lender, Robbie enjoys working with customers to tailor solutions to their individual needs and has the ability to be flexible in his approach and think outside of the box.
Away from the office, Robbie enjoys spending time with his young family, watching sport and when he gets the chance to, playing golf.
Business Development Manager
Aaron joined Reto Finance in February 2021, bringing 13 years of experience in the Banking and Finance sector. Aaron has worked in various roles within the sector, with over a decade of that being in a commercial environment. Aaron is adept at providing a flexible range of lending solutions to a varied profile of clients and has a particular enthusiasm for dealing with local SME’s.
Aaron joins us as a Business Development Manager and is excited to bring his experience onboard and to work with both existing and new clients, including local SME’s, those in the real estate sector and individual consumers. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys spending time in the gym or playing sports & considers himself a connoisseur in films.
Claire joined the business in the summer of 2017, bringing 30 years of Financial Services experience with her – from Private Banking to Property, Underwriting to Sales Support. ICSA-qualified, Claire now ensures our customers are given the highest levels of support and service as they join us.
From Argentina to Antarctica, the Himalayas to Herm, Claire is also a keen adventurer and loves to travel.
Sales Support Administrator
Kay has amassed broad expertise in financial services during her career, including 12 years in Consumer & SME lending. In her previous role with Close Finance (CI) Limited, she held the position of MLRO for the Guernsey office and managed the office which included front of house and back-office duties. Whilst at Close she held an underwriting mandate of £20,000 Secured and £3,000 Unsecured.
Kay joined the company back in January 2019 (formerly Shawbrook International), and even though she is based in Guernsey, she works closely with the Sales Support team in Jersey to ensure that all deals and payouts are processed in accordance with Reto Finance policies and procedure, with the importance being on the customer’s end to end the journey.
Kay enjoys working as part of a committed team and has found it exciting to be involved in the growth of a business which offers more choice to people and business owners who value the service provided.
The saying “First impressions count” is a motto that Kay likes to live by, and she is passionate about making the credit journey for all clients (both Consumer and SME) a pleasurable experience as possible from the start with the aim to make her employers stand out from the competition.
Sales Support Administrator
Sarah joined the business in April 2018. After initially accepting a Front of House position, Sarah quickly took up a role within the Sales Support Team. It provided her with the opportunity to improve her knowledge of the local lending market and challenge herself.
Sarah’s bright and warm personality has made her a real asset. Her can-do attitude has ensured a seamless transaction into her new role, where she now enjoys more regular interaction with both direct clients and local Introducers.
Since January 2021 Sarah has also taken on the Marketing role which sits nicely alongside supporting the Sales Team.
Sam joined Reto in January 2022 and has 20+ years’ experience working in the local Finance Industry. Sam worked predominantly in the Banking Sector as a Relationship Manager, however due to Sam’s extensive knowledge and experience with AML/CFT and compliance related matters, her career naturally progressed within the Compliance field.
Sam gained an ICA compliance qualification in 2017 and has since worked for regulated Financial Service firms within the Banking, General Insurance Mediation and Trust sectors.
Business Development Manager
Richard re-joined Reto Finance in November 2021 after originally joining the company in January 2018 at the initial start-up of the Guernsey office.
Richard has over 8 years’ experience in consumer and SME lending and looks forward to helping clients across the islands.
Client Relationship Manager
Claire joined Reto Finance in April 2022, with over a decade of experience in the finance industry up to that point. Having worked in various roles within the sector, Claire has developed a strong network of clientele through understanding a client’s needs and delivering efficient results.
A confident and positive individual with an adaptable approach, Claire has helped a number of individuals and businesses on the island take their next steps. Outside of work, Claire enjoys watching rugby (especially the Dragons) and attending live music events.