The Directors comprise a team with significant experience in secured lending and finance. Details of Vector’s Directors and Senior Management are as follows:
Robin Stevens is a Chartered Accountant and is Head of Capital Markets at MHA, the UK member firm of Baker Tilly International. He was formerly an audit and corporate finance partner, and Head of Capital Markets, of Crowe UK LLP, having held senior corporate finance and audit partner positions with Mazars LLP and MRI Moores Rowland LLP. Robin has had an extensive career in corporate finance including corporate advisory and reporting assignments, raising capital, management buyouts, capital reconstructions, and pre-flotation planning. He has also advised on acquisitions and disposals by public and private companies as well as many IPOs and secondary offerings in the UK and overseas. Robin is currently Non-Executive Chairman at AIM-listed Hercules Site Services plc ,Non-Executive Director of Standard Segment-listed Aura Renewable Acquisitions Plc and East Imperial Plc, and Non-Executive Director of Annica Holdings Limited, listed on the Catalist Market of the Singapore Stock Exchange. He also sits on the boards of a number of private companies and presents on capital markets and corporate finance issues to international audiences on a regular basis. Robin Stevens is Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.
Ross is an experienced corporate adviser with plus 30 years’ investment banking and stockbroking experience, advising companies and management teams on public market transactions. He was a main board director of Zeus Capital during which time the firm grew from a small corporate finance advisory business in the North West of England to an established investment banking operation based in London, Manchester and Birmingham. He is a non-executive director of several listed companies and brings extensive financial, commercial and corporate governance experience to the Board. Most recently, he established Guild Financial Advisory Limited, an independent corporate finance boutique focused on advising fast growing companies (both private and listed). Ross Andrews is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and also Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Gordon’s career commenced with Nat West Bank in the 1980’s and since then, through a variety of positions, he has set up and run successful lending operations from inception, held senior front-line positions with lenders and served on credit committees. He has extensive experience in both development and investment finance and has held senior positions with BANIF Bank, United Trust Bank and BLG. Gordon is currently a consultant to a Debt Advisory Business specialising in Real Estate Finance. He brings a great deal of highly valuable industry experience and business acumen to Vector.
Founder of the Vector Group, Agam took his previous IT company, Jayex Healthcare, to IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015. Agam is responsible for the strategic management of the Group. He leads the management team of the Group with the aim of meeting the objectives of the business in growing the loan book in accordance with the Group’s credit policy, with a view to delivering consistent returns for investors and managing relationships with stakeholders. In addition to his knowledge of and experience in the loan industry generally, Agam has general management and business-process experience and is familiar with several major software and accounting systems, such as Oracle NetSuite, ERP, CRM and Sage. Agam has been building the secured finance business now operated by the Group for over twenty years. He is a graduate of Imperial and Kings Colleges in Physics and Management Science.
Jon is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession, holding a practicing certificate and audit licence since 2012. Having worked in private practice for ten years, he founded Allazo Accounting & Consultancy in 2012, with two offices located in Hertfordshire. He has been invited to act as finance director for a number of clients. His focus is on helping his clients grow through implementing better systems and structures and ensuring a greater understanding of their finances. Jon has provided hands on accounting support to the Group and is a director of each Group company. He oversees the finance responsibility and interfaces with the external auditors.
Neil has worked with the Group and its predecessors for over 12 years and is responsible for operations and compliance. He also oversees the internal financial and operational reporting. Neil started his career as a Management Accountant rising to Financial Controller of the Johnson News Group. He has an aggregate of 45 years of experience in business administration, finance and operations. He is a member of the Credit Committee and works with the intention of ensuring the consistent application of policy for new loan facilities. His current focus is to fine-tune operational procedures to efficiently manage the extra volume of transactions envisaged after Admission.