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Wednesday, February 08, 2023
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CapitalRise Expands Leadership Team With Four New Senior Hires

Prime property financing firm CapitalRise today announces the appointment of four new senior hires – Raf Chowdhury joins as Associate Director, Ryan Parrett as Lending Director, Julia Sinclair as Head of Product, and Phillip Whiting is announced as the new Head of Marketing.

The appointments follow a period of substantial growth for CapitalRise, which passed the £200 million origination milestone in the last quarter. Just under half (£99m) of this amount was originated in the 12 months to the end of June 2022.

As Associate Director, Raf Chowdhury will be responsible for maintaining this trajectory of growth, supporting the lending team with his broad experience across all sectors of real estate and specialism in development finance. Chowdhury has seven years’ experience in financial services and began his career at The NatWest Group, before moving to become the youngest ever Associate Director and Senior Relationship Manger within commercial banking at Coutts.

Ryan Parrett’s new role as Lending Director will see him ensure the smooth management of broker and borrower relationships. Parrett joins CapitalRise after five years at Fiduciam, a pension fund-owned lender to entrepreneurs and enterprises.

As Head of Product, Julia Sinclair will lead the execution of the firm’s digital vision and strategy, both for the existing property investment platform and future offerings. Sinclair has worked at several fintech start-ups where she has designed and overseen the launch of new product lines, including an environmental investing mobile app.

Philip Whiting will be working to lead strategy and programme as the Head of Marketing. He has over six years’ experience with a global marketing agency, before he moved to a B2B consultancy where he developed a range of strategic and results-driven integrated programmes. He joins CapitalRise following three years on the brand and marketing team at specialist later living developer, Guild Living.

CapitalRise has also expanded its team with two additional new hires – Tony Humphreys (Credit Manager) and Flora Snape (Marketing Manager).

Raf Chowdhury, Associate Director, comments:

 “Having gained a significant amount of experience in real estate and finance, I am pleased to join the team at CapitalRise. This will be an exciting opportunity to offer my knowledge and support to the team, especially through this demanding time of growth.”

Ryan Parrett, Lending Director, said:

 After five enjoyable years at Fiduciam, I am excited to start a new chapter as Lending Director at CapitalRise. I have spent a large amount of my career building solid relationships with entrepreneurs, and I am looking forward to continue establishing connections and reliable networks between brokers and borrowers in my new role.”

Julia Sinclair, Head of Product, said:

 “With my experience leading product teams at companies across the fintech space, I can offer a fresh perspective, creative ideas and bring a new lease of innovation to the company. I look forward to helping to develop the existing investment platform, as well as delivering new product lines to our customers.”

Philip Whiting, Head of Marketing, said:

‘It is a fantastic opportunity to join the CapitalRise team and develop the firm’s marketing strategy and goals as it continues to grow. I have always strived to ensure strategic delivery and results throughout my career and I look forward to utilising my skills to help further drive the impressive development of CapitalRise.’

Uma Rajah, CEO and co-founder, CapitalRise said:

 “It is a really exciting time for CapitalRise, as we hit milestones and grow our team. Our new members have made an immediate impact, and we look forward to further capitalising on their valuable experience and skillsets to propel our business to the next level.”

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