ThinCats appoints former Oakbrook finance director Mark Guttridge as CFO

By Oliver Smith on Tuesday 7 April 2020

Alternative Lending

Guttridge has previously worked at Experian and BGL.

ThinCats appoints former Oakbrook finance director Mark Guttridge as CFO
Image source: ThinCats' new CFO Mark Guttridge.

SME lender ThinCats has appointed a new chief financial officer to support group finance director Matt Jones.

Mark Guttridge joins ThinCats as CFO from OakBrook Finance where he recently served as finance director, and before that spend more than 20 years in the lending sector at Experian and BGL.

“Mark brings a great range of expertise gained at companies such as Experian and BGL which will be vital as we look to scale up,” said ThinCats CEO Amany Attia.

“Our immediate priority, however, is to support our existing borrowers and investors, so it’s encouraging to have someone of Mark’s wide experience and skills in risk management, data analytics and financial controls onboard to help deliver this.”

In January ThinCats heralded a record 2019 as its cumulative lending hit £580m with £200m leant in the last 12 months alone, and in February the business announced a push into the healthcare sector led by new exec Richard Henshaw.

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