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THE TEAM

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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ALASTAIR HOYNE
MLIBF CeMAP CPSP

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FINANZE GROUP

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LORILEE HOYNE
MBA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
FINANZE GROUP

Michael Hoyne
Michael Hoyne

MICHAEL HOYNE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
FINANZE GROUP

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DANNY R SNAPE

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
FINANZE GROUP

PROPERTY FINANCE, BUSINESS FINANCE & INSURANCE

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ANDY KEEHNER
CeMAP

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JIMMY KEOHANE

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CHIEF SALES OFFICER
FINANZE GROUP

Danny is a former tattoo studio owner and up and coming power broker in the city of Manchester. Since arriving there in 2012 Danny carved out a prominent path for himself developing an enviable social and professional network that touched on almost every level of the city's heartbeat. Using the skills and wisdom he learned from contacts, Danny alongside the running of several tattoo studios became the 'go to guy' for introductions, deals, and vip access. 

 

Over the years Danny soon evolved these skills in connection and creation into a creative and marketing company that could serve businesses and individual needs from inception all the way through delivery. His firm has worked with major names in fashion, food and beverage, property, and music. 

 

It is these skills in marketing, storytelling and connecting people that have really enabled Danny to understand what clients need and implement their vision. In 2024, Finanze Group invested in his firm and as a result Danny has joined the board of Finanze Group as Chief Marketing Officer bringing his unique perspective to help grow all the brands in our portfolio.

Michael joined an international manufacturing & distribution company in 1978 as a graduate trainee. His early career was in HR. His experience and involvement in recruitment, organizational development and industrial relations proved invaluable for subsequent senior roles in purchasing, sales & marketing, operations management and general management.

He also ran successful projects in IT, total quality management and both downsizing and upsizing organisations. During a 37-year career he has worked in locations through the UK, in Ireland and Europe. He has also been afforded the opportunity of working for and with multiple nationalities benefiting from the contrasting cultural adjustments needed to work successfully in an international business environment.

Michael retired early to offer his experience in growing the family business and to spend more time outdoors.

Alastair is a seasoned finance professional and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in creating and growing successful businesses across various sectors. He is the founder and CEO of Finanze Group, a diversified financial services company that delivers tailored and innovative solutions for property and business finance, protection and insurance, estate planning, lending & consulting. He is passionate about leveraging FinTech and PropTech to enhance the customer experience and optimize the financial outcomes for private and corporate clients.

At present he has taken the reins of Finanze Capital, the Group's latest venture into property finance lending.

Prior to launching Finanze in 2021, Alastair founded and sold two companies while still at university, worked in investment banking for several years, and became COO of a £31bn investment manager in Hong Kong. He then established his own consulting and venture capital firm, investing in various industries, including private equity, real estate, renewable energy, cryptocurrency, and FinTech and PropTech startups. Alastair has a proven track record of managing key client relationships, leading high-performing teams, and generating exceptional returns.

He has held his position in the B&C Power List three years in a row now, ranking in the Top 30 UK brokers in 2022, the Top 40 most influential property professionals in 2023 and the Top 40 Industry Heroes in 2024 by Bridging & Commercial Magazine.

He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Soulful Minds CIC and Repossession Rescue Network, two organizations that support people in mental health and financial distress. Alastair holds a BSc (Hons) in Management & Strategy from Aston University, CeMAP & CPSP from The London Institute of Banking & Finance. He speaks English, Italian, and French fluently.

Ahead of joining Finanze, Lorilee worked as an Account Manager and Team leader for an IT service provider company, Information Professionals, Inc., and worked for Procter & Gamble Philippines. She managed a team of report analysts and managed day-to-day operations.

Previously, after finishing her studies in Australia, Lorilee started working as a business officer for Marubeni Philippines, a general trading company where she had responsibilities within administration, operations, sales and marketing. She worked there for seven years, prior to which she worked in Accounts & Bookkeeping for Swift Accounting Services in Australia.
 
Lorilee has a degree in Information Technology from Ateneo De Naga University in the Philippines, a diploma in Business Administration from Chisholm Institute in Australia and is currently studying for an MBA in her free time.


She is joining Finanze to oversee all non-sales business operations and to take over management of the administration team.​

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FINANZE LTD

COUNTRY HEAD - IRELAND
PROPERTY FINANCE

Imogen Sporle
Imogen Sporle
Samantha Demuth
Samantha Demuth
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Rachel Santos
Rachel Santos

IMOGEN SPORLE
MLIBF CeMAP

MARK MUSLEK
MLIBF CeMAP

SAMANTHA DEMUTH
CeMAP

RACHEL SANTOS

DIRECTOR,
PROPERTY FINANCE

DIRECTOR,
PROPERTY FINANCE

DIRECTOR,
PROPERTY FINANCE

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,
CASE MANAGEMENT

ESTATE PLANNING / WILLS, LPAS & TRUSTS

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DAVID NICKLIN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FINANZE LEGACY

Jenni Crawford
Jenni Crawford

JEN CRAWFORD

DIRECTOR & HEAD,
OPERATIONS

LENDING

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ALASTAIR HOYNE 
MLIBF CeMAP

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FINANZE CAPITAL

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HEAD OF SALES

David has been involved in the Financial Services Sector for over 32 years, progressing through the ranks of various insurance companies before becoming a business owner and forming a financial services practice in 2002.

 

In 2017 he retrained as a specialist in estate planning as an IFA and set up his own estate planning company.

 

He is also the MD of RC Administration who administer over 800 SSAS pension schemes and is a Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the designation of Cert CII (MP) and the CII Financial Planning Certificate.

 

With his extensive background and knowledge in both of these areas a large part of what he enjoys most is helping others achieve their goals, whether it be through Estate Planning, setting up life assurance policies under trust or creating a strategy for a SSAS Member/Trustee. 

 

David’s values are to treat everyone as you expect to be treated yourself, listen to and help as many people as he can to get to where they need to be.

 

A memorable moment in his own journey was receiving feedback from a customer saying “the reason I chose to work with you and your company was because you told me how great you can make me and not how great you are”.

Jenni has had a progressive career since 1986 with PA and Office Management roles for various private and Ltd companies within the Manufacturing, Marketing and Retail sectors, including household names such as Kellogg UK & Regatta Great Outdoors.

 

With an extensive administrative background she changed direction in 2019 and has been working for herself within the Wills & Trust industry operationally.

 

Based in the North West and after spending the last 4 years helping to build a successful wills & trust business with her partner Jenni is excited about the new opportunities available to help promote awareness of this important sector to the next level across the UK with the team at Finanze Legacy.

 

With a love for all things creative and travel based the dream is to eventually spend more time abroad and with extended family and friends.

Imogen began working in Mortgages in 2019 after realising, when purchasing her own home, she had no idea how to even begin a mortgage process and who to ask and even after a lot of research on the internet was no wiser. She began working with a local mortgage broker providing tailored advice for high-net-worth clients when purchasing their residential properties. Imogen gained further experience working in the Buy to let and commercial mortgage space learning invaluable information regarding different lenders criteria’s and what boxes they want ticking. 

Imogen then moved to Connect Mortgages where she was able to offer advice on all types of mortgages. She was therefore able to combine her skills to offer her clients the full service, taking into account their entire portfolios including any residential properties, in order to provide a tailored solution for their needs. She brings all of this experience to Finanze.

Samantha, or Sam as she prefers to be known, started her career in financial services in 1997 joining Halifax as a Personal Banker and Trainee Mortgage Adviser. She then moved across to UCB Home Loans initially as a Mortgage Adviser, where she obtained her CeMAP, before transitioning into a Business Development Manager managing the firms broker networks for the next 5 years. With being so highly respected, one of her broker firms, Mortgage Eye, ended up approaching her about a role, working as an independent ‘whole-of-market’ broker for them which she chose to pursue.
 
As a result of the global financial crisis she decided to refocus her energies on a new career in technology within media and advertising where she worked for over 10 years with Mediaocean. She managed a portfolio of key agencies and business partnerships that made up over 60% of their EMEA business, offering outstanding client service through strategic planning, capturing business needs through successful delivery and ongoing support along with technical problem solving and coordinating software testing. She was also responsible for managing a team of 6 reports.

She returned to finance and mortgage advice in April 2021. She has developed a keen interest in property investment during the pandemic and wanted to move back to the industry. She setup her own firm, Native Mortgages as an AR of Linear and progressed through achieving CAS status. She joins Finanze at a period of exception growth of the brand and is looking forward to helping make people’s property dream a reality. Alongside her passion, experience and skill she is an expert problem solver. She never looks at a transaction as a ‘one-off’ instead preferring to understand her clients motivations, aspirations and needs to plan for a long term synergistic relationship.
 
In her free time, she has a keen interest in renewables, wellbeing, nature and the community with a desire someday to build inspiring, community- led energy efficient villages, that are multi-generational, with family and community at their heart.

With over 25 years of diverse experience in the IT sector, beginning as an analyst and programmer, Mark climbed the corporate ladder to Managing Director, running multiple companies.  During this time, he ventured into the world of property investment, purchasing his first property in 2003.

However, in 2017, Mark embarked on a new chapter, leaving the IT industry to join a private lender, driven by a vision of making property his lifelong career.

Over the last six years, Mark has not only thrived with two different lenders but has also grown an extensive professional network. His involvement in multiple commercial conversions and five aparthotel projects has furthered his experience in the sector.

Mark's accomplishments also extend to raising over £3 million in private equity, demonstrating his ability to bring ambitious real estate projects to fruition.

What sets Mark apart is his unique dual perspective as both a lender and a developer/landlord. This vantage point allows him to understand the distinct needs and requirements of all parties involved, placing him in an exceptional position to provide funding solutions that cater to every individual's aspirations and goals.

Mark Muslek has successfully merged his IT expertise and real estate passion into a dynamic and forward-thinking career. His journey is a testament to what can be achieved when passion and expertise combine.

Rachel started her career working in retail, within account management and billing before moving into IT help desk support. Following which she worked in the property sector focusing on the sourcing new properties for investors, along with reaching out to owners to find properties for sale. Graduating with a degree in Programming and with further qualifications in Computer Hardware Servicing, her strengths have always been a methodical attention to detail and the ability to streamline business processes.

 

Working as the Administration Manager for Finanze, she oversees the Case Management team, designing and managing the onboarding process for all new customers. This ensures that new clients get the best possible service all throughout their transactions with us. For returning customers she continues to look after them, ensuring documentation is up to date and accurate and assists the business team with submitting applications to lenders. She also plays an important role in ensuring we remain compliant with the rules and regulations of both our network and the Financial Conduct Authority. 

Andy is an experienced specialist property finance professional, CeMAP qualified to offer regulated mortgage advice. He has extensive experience within challenger banks and institutionally funded lenders and a detailed understanding of how they work, what they require and their credit process.

He has been dealing with brokers and direct clients for over 20 years and has developed a keen eye for meeting their needs. With a real focus on customer care, Andy's reputation for building and maintaining long-term relationships is what makes him a key part of every client's power team. 

Beyond brokering or liaising with lenders, Andy works collaboratively with clients, guiding and advising them from project inception to completion. Providing essential support including assessment, research, appraisal and viability, Andy has enabled clients to confidently present and market their opportunities to investors and buyers.

Completely at home and unfazed by large and complex developments such as a £50 million multi-unit housing plan, Andy is equally happy to help new starters and smaller-scale investors with more modest projects.  

Andy has worked with prestigious banks and institutions such as Catalyst Property Finance, Cynergy Bank Oblix Capital and United Trust Bank, Future Mortgages (Citigroup)

With a remarkable journey spanning 15 years in the competitive world of professional football, Jimmy Keohane possesses a unique blend of discipline, determination, and strategic thinking. His career on the pitch has taken him through the ranks, including the League of Ireland, English Football League, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Europa League Qualifiers.

Jimmy's passion for learning extends beyond the football pitch. He earned a BSc in Mathematics from the Open University, demonstrating his commitment to personal and intellectual growth. Now, he's eager to leverage his analytical skills and strategic mindset to make a lasting impact in the fields of Property and Finance.

Outside of his professional career, Jimmy is an avid traveller who embraces an active outdoor lifestyle. His appreciation for the environment, coupled with his curiosity for new technology, reflects his broad interests and his well-rounded approach to life.

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MARK COOPER

MANAGING DIRECTOR
FINANZE ALLIANCE

Mark Cooper is a dynamic entrepreneur with a diverse background in various industries, showcasing a remarkable journey of business expertise and leadership. With a solid foundation in the retail sector, he initially owned and operated a successful textile business for four years. His entrepreneurial spirit then led him to venture into the culinary world, where he established and managed a thriving coffee shop, leaving an indelible mark on the local community.

 

Driven by a passion for innovation and expansion, Mark transitioned into the furniture manufacturing industry, where he flourished as a manufacturing wholesaler for fifteen years. Over this period, he strategically built a robust network, employing and overseeing a workforce of up to 60 individuals, and playing a pivotal role in supplying high-quality furniture across Australia. His entrepreneurial vision further manifested through the ownership of five separate furniture outlets and the establishment of furniture manufacturing operations in Vietnam, fostering a global presence in the industry.

 

Always seeking new challenges, Mark diversified his portfolio by establishing and overseeing a successful statue and pot manufacturing plant in the Philippines, showcasing his adaptability and keen understanding of international business dynamics. Returning to his roots in Australia, Mark immersed himself in the vibrant and ever-evolving food truck industry, utilizing his extensive business acumen to carve out a niche and create a memorable culinary experience for patrons.

 

A visionary leader with a strong focus on operational excellence and strategic growth, mark continues to inspire and make an impact in the entrepreneurial landscape, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and community enrichment.

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DEAN PASCOE

MANAGING DIRECTOR
FINANZE SUCCESS

ALLIANCE & OUTSOURCING SOLUTIONS

Alastair has been involved in finance and venture capital for over 20 years. While still at university he founded two companies, one focused on entertainment and concierge services along with an online property portal. Both of which were sold, the former to his university student’s union and the latter to an insurance company. He then went on to work in investment banking which took him around the world from London to Paris, Hong Kong to Singapore and New York.

 

He left investment banking at 30 to become COO of a £31bn investment manager in Hong Kong. He focused on regulatory compliance, raising assets for the various funds from international investors and also created two equity UCITS funds for the firm before deciding a few years later to setup his own firm, specializing in consulting for both hedge funds and private equity and undertaking venture capital activities of its own. Within this role, he undertook a string of advisory appointments over the next 7 years, consulting C-Suites and Boards within private equity, real estate, renewable energy, investment management, cryptocurrency and a number of FinTech and PropTech startups.

 

He sold his interest in the firm in 2021 to return to the UK for family reasons. Since then he has setup Finanze Group, a diversified financial services company with interests in Property & Business Finance, Protection & Insurance, Estate Planning, Education, Publishing & Events, Technology and Origination & Lending. The Group continues to grow rapidly and further venture capital investments are scheduled to be made in the coming years.

 

He was ranked in the Top 30 UK brokers in 2022 and followed that up with being ranked in the Top 40 most influential property professionals nationally in 2023. He is highly sought after as a speaker and still handles some transactions himself for clients that have been with him since the beginning, or where the transaction is particularly complex. He also works as a Board Adviser to a pension’s administrator, a business focused on helping those with distressed finances, a housing charity and a real estate investment fund when he isn’t busy with his family or travelling to events.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

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JAMES KNIVETON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FINANZE WEALTH

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