We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Cupis as Mortgage Director, in a move that completes the restructure of our core distribution business.
John joins us from Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG), where he had been Managing Director of Mortgages for eight years. Over that period he oversaw growth to the point where Sesame was responsible for one in four intermediated mortgages.
Prior to joining SBG, John worked at Legal & General for eight years where he fulfilled various senior roles within the business including Mortgage Propositions Director. Currently Deputy Chairman of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, John began his mortgage career at Natwest in 1994 as Mortgage Marketing Manager.
John’s appointment completes our move to divide its distribution business into three specialist business units – wealth, mortgage and protection – each with a director responsible for the delivery and control over all elements of the proposition and its distribution. We had already appointed Mike Morrow, formerly of IFA wrap platform Ascentric, as Wealth Director, and Pat McKenna, head of our protection business Owl Financial.
Commenting on John’s appointment our CEO Mark Duckworth said: “We are thrilled that John has agreed to join Openwork during this extremely exciting period for the business. John’s experience, expertise and commercial acumen are second to none and his arrival is a major signal of Openwork’s intentions in the UK mortgage market.
“With directors now appointed to run all three business units, we are well positioned to develop our distribution proposition and increase our overall profitability from its very solid base.”